Midwestern 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.


Added by pschul4 on 11-06-2012

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#44,580
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
917
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
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Photo of Quackershnoc
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

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Photo of Gavage
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.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BergBeer
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wer34truh
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of monkist
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).

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Photo of mrfrancis
2.78/5  rDev -18%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of 94rocker1
4.42/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dannycohen62
3.9/5  rDev +15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cliff1066
3.61/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtg642
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zazzi82
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
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.

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Photo of chinchill
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.

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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.49/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of duvel1979
2.02/5  rDev -40.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BeerMeister8
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of SMH_NWI
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MeanMotaScootah
3.79/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This reminds me of Lager of the Lake. I am guessing if I did a side by side blind taste test this beer would taste very similar. Aroma is a bit earthy, grassy, and almost like a nondescript bitterness. I think this is a good beer but definitely on the light side of the pale ale scale.

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Photo of Drewvel
4.49/5  rDev +32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MemphisSooner
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just a solid, standard pale ale. Not overly hoppy. Not too malty. Good balance, great nose, easy drinking session pale. If you have a football game to watch and some nachos to eat, a sixer of these would be quite nice.

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Photo of jkonte
3.67/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of psoriasaurus
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 917 ratings