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A refreshing, blond colored pale ale. Bell’s pale ale is made almost exclusively from pale malt. It expresses a spicy floral hop aroma and taste.


3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Blonde. Nose of sauvignon blanc, apples, orange, floral and grassy hops and slight biscuit like malts. Faint in all ways. Light citrus fruits throughout along with a mildly bitter, plenty dry finish of hops. Just way too mild and not flavorful enough for me. Thin body. Watery texture. Not very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
qdog (201) - Cleveland, Mississippi, USA - OCT 3, 2004
bottle. opaque amber color. white head, citrus smell and taste wth a moderate bit of hops. decent pale ale

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Bottle. Pours a clouded light amber. White head is minimal. Moderate lacing. Big hop aroma, citrus and floral mainly. Taste is quite hoppy, Citrus rind predominates. Malt backing is decent, perhaps a little more would be nice. Overall, well done.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Pours a cloudy golden orange. This has got to be the most yeasty PA I’ve ever had. Practically a belgian blonde.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 28, 2004
Slightly hazy yellow-gold. Creamy white head. White wine and a hint of yeast in the nose. Mouthfeel was OK; had a chalkiness to it. Sugary malts had a decent malt-chocolate flavor. Hops had notes of light flowers and fruit (pear). Dryish finish with a moderate bitterness. OK, but not too exciting. I expected more from Kalamazoo.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2004
Cloudy golden color. Mild nose. Solid body with a dry, light taste. Slight hopping. Decent, but not very complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Golden body with lots of dusty yeast floaties. Grapefruit and caramel in the aroma along with some mossy mustiness. The flavor has a good dose of malt and yeast, with the hops in the start displaying grapefruit rind properties. At the finish it’s a subdued sweet cascadey hoppiness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - SEP 23, 2004
Very active, very pale chalky yellow, with a huge creamy, crisp white head and nice lacing. The aroma is full and sour and the yeast contributes along with a fruity hop smell. The taste is smooth and nicely bitter while also sour. At other points it has a full creamy feel and some sweetness. It is a fairly heavy pale ale and it finishes sour and somewhat bitter. Nice summer beer.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2004
Bottle pours an extremely cloudy and silty pale yellow, small white trace for a head, decent carbonation, with fairly spotty lacing.   Malts and cooked vegetables on the nose.   Sharp bitterness up front with very little maltiness.   Boring body, flat finish, with a somewhat thin mouthfeel.   Finishes with a mild hop bitterness.   One of my least liked Bells.   Thanks goes out to atpayne for the trade!


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
jonas (6051) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 9, 2004
Small sample Neutral grainy nose. Cloudy orange yellow, low creamy head. Grain and some fruit flavors. Lightish, thought it was kind of boring.


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