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
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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%
 
 
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4.13/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The huge, billowy thick and creamy head sits atop a light golden bubbly brew. Good clarity, although there are yeast particles from the apparent bottle conditioning. The signature but subtle fruity, almost pearlike esters from Bell's yeast strain are discernible in the aroma, along with a hint of diacetyl. The Centennial hop nose is citrusy and a touch grapefruity-- the hop nose is reminescent of a subdued Two Hearted Ale. Very smooth mouthfeel. The hop bitterness is mild to moderate for a pale, and a firm malt character manages to assert itself into the flavor profile. Slightly leafy hop flavor. The finish is very clean with a pleasant nuttiness and mild hop bitterness. Although this isn't as distinctive as other Bells brews, this pale is finely balanced. As the risk of sounding esoteric this beer tastes like a mix of Liberty Ale and Odells Cutthroat Pale.

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Photo of proc
3.66/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A nice interpretation of the Pale Ale style. As the six pack container says, you "sprain a taste bud". Good stuff.

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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