Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by SheepNutz on 12-11-2001

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
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Reviews:
620
Ratings:
1,202
pDev:
14.66%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
75
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Photo of Foxman27
3.3/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BenHoppy
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopHEAD1522
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Benjolovesbeer
2.8/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jodio
3.83/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RAFH
3.52/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jackalope1977
2.61/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BadFishNY
2.55/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Photo of rossracing
3.75/5  rDev +10%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TryThemAllOnce
2.39/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle, packaged date 9/92015 - (over 4 months ago... uh oh.) Poured into a snifter glass.

Never tried any products from Bell's until this one, apparently a poor choice. It does little in any area to impress, very quickly disappearing head, little aroma, a bit over-carbonated, and worst - just does not taste great or even interesting. One of my worst recent buys. Sad that there are 5 more bottles to not enjoy. Will someone take them away?

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Photo of Zylod
3.5/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wells2123
2.47/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.62/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 50marathons
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Nice clean hop flavor. Lemon and honey in the front.

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Photo of chinchill
3.59/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

{from notes}
A good looking pale ale with a hazy, yellow-golden body topped by a good head.

The aroma is, perhaps lightly mild for a APA and slightly more yeasty. The flavor is mildly fruity and spicy. The hops mainly come out in the finish and aftertaste.

Feel: a bit too light bodied but well set carbonation level.

O: very good.

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Photo of csv
3.77/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Moondoggy68
3.69/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VABA
4/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BennyDsIPA
5/5  rDev +46.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Guiness on top.

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Photo of Ssippisam
3/5  rDev -12%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jzlyo
3.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Somewhat middle of the road, decent session all around.

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Photo of aasher
3.53/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of baile208
1.88/5  rDev -44.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Seems a little bland and not as flavorful. Smells a little grassy and color is golden amber. Taste is a little musky with hops and malt. Yeasty.

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Photo of Chrissythebeerlover
3.94/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Not the biggest fan of this one but I do love Bell's. Not very flavorful but still a good beer. If nothing else is around I would 100% drink this!

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Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.41 out of 5 with 1,202 ratings