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

Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale
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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,155
Ranked #28,305
3.39 | pDev: 12.68%
Feb 07, 2022
Nov 06, 2012
A blond ale reminiscent of the golden fields at harvest - made with Michigan-grown barley and a delicious blend of pale malts with a distinctive spicy, floral aroma and taste. We invite you to reap what we've sown.
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Rated: 3.38 by Mavigo from Michigan

Feb 07, 2022
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

2.34/5  rDev -31%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25
Murky orange/yellow color.

Nice off-white head; decent lace.

Lemon & bread malt nose.

Medium thin mouthfeel.

Bread and bitterness in the flavor, in an uncomfortable mix.

I'll never have another.
May 15, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by dafla67 from Pennsylvania

Jul 13, 2018
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Reviewed by Quackershnoc from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance: pale, golden straw color; thin white head that becomes a film

Aroma: citrus-lemon; hops; malt; slightly buttery

Taste: very mild; a little orange off the bat; moves into some malt and barley flavors; finishes with some lemon, a little pine, and bigger hops than anticipated

Mouthfeel: a little juicy; light-bodied; prickly carbonation

Overall Impression: I like this more than I thought I would; really nice flavors throughout; well balanced; nice hop bite, but not into IPA range; if I’m going for a pale ale, I want something like this; I could easily drink these all night

From notes taken on 10/26/2013
Mar 18, 2018
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

3.54/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: lightly hzay golden yellow in color with a short 1/2" head.

Smell: a little orange and fruit sweetness rises from the glass.

Taste: caramel, orange, bitter pear, and a moderate floral bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Crisp to start, less crisp at the finish, Refreshing.

Overall: an easy to drink but middle of the road APA.
Jan 30, 2018
Rated: 3.59 by BenHoppy from Michigan

Jan 04, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 11, 2017
Rated: 4 by BergBeer from Hawaii

Aug 11, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Aug 11, 2017
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Reviewed by monkist from Hungary

4.7/5  rDev +38.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
A classic pale ale! Or at least, this is how a good ol' American Pale Ale should be like for me. Fruity and floral in the nose and the taste is just enough hoppy and refreshing with a subtle bitter aftertaste - just perfect. "A blond ale reminiscent of the golden fields at harvest" - this is where you travel by drinking this beet, right to the vast fields of Michigan in the Midwest, where all of its ingredients were harvested. This is as close as you could get to liquid America(na).
Jul 25, 2017
Rated: 2.78 by mrfrancis from Kentucky

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4.42 by 94rocker1 from Michigan

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Feb 24, 2017
Rated: 3.61 by cliff1066 from Virginia

Feb 07, 2017
Rated: 3.5 by Gtg642 from Michigan

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 3.6 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Dec 09, 2016
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Reviewed by Ciocanelu from Romania

3.7/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Almost clear golden color with white head. Aroma has a clean malt profile, like pilsener malt, ripe oranges and tangerines and a slight dank hop note. Taste starts with the same citrus fruits but is immediately followed by grapefruit pith bitterness. Aftertaste lingers with earthy hops. Medium body and carbonation, quite smooth on the palate. Overall it's a well made, classic pale ale.
Nov 29, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | 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.
Nov 02, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 13, 2016
Rated: 2.02 by duvel1979 from District of Columbia

Sep 26, 2016
Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 918 ratings