RateBeer
overall
56
48
style

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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.


2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2006 Tap at Cafe: Crystal clear pale yellow color with small white head. Aroma of corn, toasted malts, faint whiff of herbal hops. FLavor is acidic, touch of malt, faintly bitter in the finish. Nothing special.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 13, 2005
thanks to csbosox for the brew.it poured a dirty yellow with some floaties in the bottom.aroma of hay,hops,lemons,and carbonation.much is the same in the flavor.this is a very good pale ale for sure.once again bells brings the pain!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - DEC 26, 2004
A brief preamble to this beer: This is truely one of my favorite pale ales. It is one of those beers that makes me salivate when I think about it. It is complex and at the same time quenching. Its pale color makes me want to be outside on a warm, summer’s evening enjoying the company of friends. I could go on...dark gold in color with a thin, white head. Aroma is mildly woody, black curranty hops with just a hint of citrus (it lost its ’hair perm’ aroma a few years ago). Malt aroma is mild but I appreciate how unique this aroma is considering I am a fan of the four ’C’ hops. Flavor is much the same as the aroma but there is also a funky, unique character that is the ultimate signature to this pale ale. Good acidity, an overall dry character, but a firm, silky malt body. It is as though Bells brewed a beer for me.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mdi (573) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 24, 2004
120z bottle, no BBD. Slight hops in nose, along with an oaty/wheaty/ barley touch of honey. Chuncky blond pour, thick lacing. Crisp, light, spicy ale. bitter hop finish. Maltladen middle. nicely balanced light ale. solid and almost charming.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2004
Not too bitter, (or biter enough). Medium body, medium malt, not exceptional in any regard. Beats the pants off of sierra nevada, if you consider that a pale (and I do, barely)

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
SoylentBlack (123) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - DEC 22, 2004
Absolutely no aroma (well, almost). Hazy, not much of a head, but it’s a pale ale. Not much taste, a little sweet. Not as hoppy as I prefer my pale ales. I’m having trouble finding microbrews here in UP Michigan for the holidays...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 14, 2005 A lighter plae ale than I had expected. Pours golden with a white head. Big malt taste with average hop flavor. Crisp beer. Well made, but disappointing for Bells.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpringsLicker (3443) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 9, 2004
Got this one sent to me from Indra. Thanks! This one poured into the glass a clear bright golden color and then the yeast came at the end and muddied it. It must be bottle conditioned! Tall sticky head that fell rather quickly but stuck tenaciously to the sides of the glass, leaving blotter patterns all the way down. The aroma has a yeasty breadyness to it. The first part of my tongue to respond were the sides, caused by the slightly bitter aspect of the brew, then that was washed back for some mildly sweet maltiness before fading into a nice dry finish. This is another worthy addition to the other Bell’s I have enjoyed and would be a good one to seek out if the more bitter, bigger IPA’s just aren’t your thing.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Hazy pale orange brew, missing head. Sweet marcipan nose and also taste. Intense crushed grain nose. Apricot intervalls leading into a hoppy end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Fluffy white head on a cloudy orange body. Fresh aroma of grain and fruit. Yeast, grain, hay and fruit in the flavor with wheaty tones and a bit of bitterness. A fresh but not very interesting beer. Thanks to Ivan (JensenTaster) for the trade!


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 102 103 104  105  106 107 108 » 128


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50