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Midwestern Pale Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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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:
#42,736
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
913
pDev:
12.68%
Bros Score:
3.8
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
161
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 913 |  Reviews: 150
Photo of craigbelly
3.77/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gajo74
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Look- hazy light copper, visible carbonation and some sediment. The head quickly disapates and the lace is ultra thin and broken.
Smell- this was my favorite thing about this brew. Sweet caramel malts followed by citrus.
Taste- in comparison to the sweetness of the aroma, the taste is mostly hops forwards with a moderate to high bitterness. Grapefruit zest, resiny, herbal and peppery. Dry finish. I would have liked a little more malt sweetness and some of the caramel evident in the aroma for balance.
Feel- medium bodied and crisply carbonated.
I am a big fan of Bell's Brewery. This one is not bad but certainly not their best.

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

Photo of KTCamm
3.89/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12/17...pours lighter copper orange, some white foam that settles down. Very plain grainy nose. Hay, earth. Simple straightforward chewy malt, some citrus, and then a firm to close bitter. Simple yet beautiful. All American.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.42/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A:Poured into a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle. Golden light blond with moderate haze and medium carbonation.

O: You get a light barley and bready smell with no hop aroma.

T: Crisp and light, similar to the smell you get a light bread character, but this beer is one dimensional and you don't get many different notes or a lot of character.

M: Moderate carbonation and medium to light body does not get your taste buds a complex experience.

O: Certainly a decent lawn mower beer and one that's easy drinking, but it pales in comparison to Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and some of the others.

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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 Washuffizi98
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wells2123
3.15/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Brandon632
3.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jared_Guillaume
3.33/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of invalid665
3.81/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gtwreck45
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerWithMike
3.12/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Sampled also last night on 10/28/15. 12-ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a pint glass.

Brew pours a hazy deep copper-orange in color with a 2-finger creamy white head. Lots of sheet-like lacing is seen when sipped that stuck to the sides of the glass. Aroma is of grains and hops. Pretty much is also said for the taste that ends with a bitter citrus-zest flavor, again a bit more than I like. Lighter-side of medium-bodied with good carbonation.

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

Pours a nice clear yellowish-orange color. The white head is long lasting and leaves lacing. Smells of grain and a slight tease of hops. Tastes slightly sweet and grainy. There is a residual bitterness and the flavor of hops is there in the background. It is light bodied and would go well on a hot summer day. Overall, I liked this brew and would buy it again.

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Photo of DoubleMalt
3.74/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GCB68
2.84/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

May have been skunked. I'll have to give it another try in the future.

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Photo of OtisCampbell007
3.92/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cyclonece09
3.65/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass. Pours straw yellow with a small white head. Smells of sweet grain and grassiness. Tastes of grassy grain with very slight citrus. Beer is light bodied and very drinkable, good carbonation. Overall, an above average beer.

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Photo of Jcorn
3.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of GilGarp
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch 14745 bottled 8/26/2015.

Served cold into a Pilsner glass, Midwestern Pale is a slightly hazy pale golden yellow color. The head is thin and short-lived.

Aroma is sweet with a hint of spicy hops. Similar to a Pilsner.

Flavor is sweet up front with mild pale malts. The hops add a peppery spice note and a good dose of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is light in body and nicely carbonated. A balanced and drinkable pale ale.

Overall not a bad beer but not a homerun either.

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Photo of AllanPatchin1016
3.59/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gardner254
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sd123
3.34/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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