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RATINGS: 1273   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2005
Pours a golden color, small white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of lemons and other citrus fruits. Flavor is crisp, some floral flavor ontop of the hops, lots of malt for an APA. A very nice apa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Bottle. Clear, golden in color with a wisp of a white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Nice hoppy flavor. Clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Yeasty. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Bottle. Clear yellow until you pour in the yeast slurry, then it looks like a witbier. Nice spicy flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Nuffield (4033) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2005
It poured clear before I poured in the slurry from the bottom of the bottle. Light hefe color, yellow, yeasty floaties. Frothy palate, yeast-driven flavor, late bitterness. Sort of a Hoegaarden meets saison meets some hops. Leaves me sort of flat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2191) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2005
pours cloudy yellow that looks rather saisonish. aroma is grainy malt with some kind of pineapple or something similar. taste is earthy with some grass and hay. finish is floral and interesting, i would like to reevaluate this over a few more bottles, need to pick up a six the next time i am in their distribution area.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2711) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Rerate. Dec. 2008. Pour is more transparent than in the past. I wonder if the filtration has been increased. Aromas and flavor seem a little more watery and have a bit more of a spice edge than the lemon that I remember. Cloves and pepper are more present, but the whole thing comes off as a little more thin. Pours a nice light hazy gold. Some floaties in this one. Floral aroma with definite hops. Flavor: slight lemon up front that gives way to grain and hops, then comes back to mix nicely with hops. Finishes extremely well with strong hops note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 bottle - 3/19/05 - had what I believe was a bad bottle, but I still didn’t give it much higher on the rerate. It went from a 2.3 to a 2.7 after the rerate. The original bottle smelled and tasted very musty. Like gym socks. Re-rate: Pours a cloudy yellow that is full of sediment. Aroma is lemony. The taste has a nice hoppiness with a little bitterness in the finish. I am now convinced that I just had a bad bottle when I first rated this yesterday because this one is better, but it’s still not excellent. It’s refreshing and I could drink it from time to time.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Bright golden colour, cloudy, with a thin frothy white head. Honey, yeasty, citrus, and floral aroma. Light citrus and bready malt flavour with a slowly growing nutty, grapefruit, and perfumed bitter finish. Medium bodied and a bit juicy. Thanks, Slikwily!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Not bad for a pale ale, i would have expected more from Bell’s. Very bitter , have had much better.......not a bad brew overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Fridge Temp. Saison-like nose; pineapple, sour. Hazy pale orange with lot of particles. Light white head. Citrusy, finishes fruity and quite bitter. Slightly out of balance but enjoyable, almost wheat beerish.

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