Midwestern Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale
BA SCORE
3.39/5
913 Ratings
Midwestern Pale AleMidwestern Pale Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#42,315
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
913
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
162
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of ssimpson89
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bnes09
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of tylerstravis
3.27/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of campfirebrew
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of jwat
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of rydev24
3.24/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of richkrull
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Jas45678
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of micromaniac129
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Midwestern pale with Michigan barley is a worthy attempt but comes up a bit short.
Color is golden and a bit light for a pale, maybe more towards a blonde. Has a hazy appearance, and sports a really nice fluffy bright white head.
Aroma lacks hops. I can detect none at all. Malts are nutty and bready. Taste is for want also, drinks flat with a nutty grainy malt flavor no hops that I can tell.The finish is abrasive and dry.
This beer is only a month old so its not stale hopefully the recipe will be tweaked as they become more familar with their own particular barley.

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Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.44/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Danielr26
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Fargrow
4.25/5  rDev +25.4%

Photo of BPMeyer27
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of KevMo84
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of ncstateplaya
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Beejay
3.07/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: A pale yellow color, hazy with a large white head.

S: Light pale malts, grainy. There is almost a little bit of a lager thing going on. Not getting a whole lot of the hop aroma.

T: Grainy, a touch tart, and a little tannic. Some mild citrus, but not a lot.

M: Medium light, with high carbonation.

O: Overall this was a big miss for me.. I was expecting more from this brewery.

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Photo of rossracing
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zimm421
2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of HamdenHector
3.26/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: hazy; burnished gold in color; 2 finger ivory head that receded to a wispy cap; sheets of lace;

S: bready; some yeast; pilsner malt?; a little sweet;

T: follows the nose; it's like I'm drinking a pilsner; mild bitterness on the finish;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: I would never guess that this is an APA;

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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 einman
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Midwestern Pale Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.39 out of 5 with 913 ratings
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