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RATINGS: 1276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.2
   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!

1.9
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Pours a ahazy orange with white fluffy head. Smells of light citrusy fruits. Taste is light and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Opaque yellow color. Just the right mild pine finish. BELL’S RULE. A for sure favorite for pale ale lovers

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (773) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2005
This was a very good pale ale. Poured a uniquely Bells yellowish pink haze with small head and wonderful aroma. Tastes fairly decent, lots of hoppy goodness, some problems with the body, kind of thin.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 7, 2005
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a straw yellow color, with a sparse white head. Left a slight lacing down the sides. Aromas are of Ringwood yeast, sulfur, stinky gym socks, and cheesy hops. Maybe it’s an old bottle, but this beer doesn’t impress me much. Thin body, weak taste, and earthy, dirt-like aftertaste. Certainly not the best pale ale I ever had, that much is sure.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JAN 27, 2005
Thanks to jables for this beer.

Poured a murky golden with a small white head. Refreshing aroma of citrusy hops. Taste was primarily of hops and grapefruit, but felt rather thin and somewhat watered-down. A good thirst-quenching beer, but lacks the character of some of Kalamazoo’s richer offerings.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NaturalIce (148) - originally from Michigan, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2005
The aroma is sweet at first, followed by a sense of bitterness; rather yeasty overall. This beer has a beautiful pour, color is foggy gold with bright white head, I wouldn’t expect anything else from Bell’s. The flavor is amazing, I’d say Sierra Nevada tastes better, but it has a nice blend of citrus and banana taste to it. Overall, still a great beer!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 24, 2005
Banana peel, vanilla and loads of sweet malts make up the aroma. This beer seems closer to a hefe than an APA to me - absolutely lacks any hop character. Dry finish. I think the sixer I picked may have sat around for a while.


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