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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8481) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2004
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 Up my review... this stuff is magic on a hot day. Slightly murky yellow with a small white head. Smells like a grain and sour wheat aroma. Taste is a crisp lemon and grass, light lager-like sourness. Fizzy and medium bodied. Ok in certain settings.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - MAR 21, 2004
This would make a great session beer. Light hoppy arona and a golden hazy appearance. More like a wheat beer than a pale with a frothy everlasting head of white clingy foam. Flavor was tame with a decent hop finish. An all around good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2004
I'm not a big pale ale kid of guy. This is a good one though. I'll probably never have it again, but I'd imagine if you like pale ales, you'll like this tasty one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Head is large and frothy dissolving to a rim of lace. Colour is golden and cloudy. Nose is floral and citrus hops with a buttery and sugary malt character. Flavour is buttery and citrus with good bitterness and dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JCW (1275) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 One of the best pale ale out there. Yellowish orange, slightly cloudy. Aroma is a tamed down(hops any way) version of Two Hearted, more malt less hops, lemony, slightly piney, balance well with malt, hops I think are a variety but Centennial sticks out with me. Balanced finish. Great Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2004
The wise elderly man at the beer store said "son, you can't go wrong with any Bells Beer." He was right on the money. This beer is a nice cloudy, blonde with a thin head. It is hoppy and spicy and flowerey (if that's a word). But it all boils down to the fact that you can't go wrong with a Bells Beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ernest (6542) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2004
Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread), moderately hoppy (herbs, flowers, lemon), with a note of butter/diacetyl. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. Hey, now this I like...beautiful malt nose, with attractive gentle hops (EKG? Fuggles? Styrians?), and excellent flavor balance. Extremely quaffable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1035) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 2, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2005 UPDATE 2/3/05: tiny flakes float in a hazy yellow blonde body with golden highlight. slightly airy white head forms nicely when this beer is poured vigorously. random spots of lace are left behind, and a nice frothy white ring around the glass eventually remains. cremey and sweet at first, then almost immediately a nearly prickly and spicy punch arrives, only to leave a dry aftertaste so you have to lift up the glass and sip some more. primarily banana, grapefruit or pine, vanilla pastry, and floral. nice, and quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nexxus (261) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Hazy bright golden yellow with a thick frothy white head. Floral/fruity aroma with notes of citrus, honey and light toasted bread. Light watery body with a moderate amount of carbonation. Very smooth and refreshing. This would make a great session beer. Light flavor of honey, citrus, and bread with hints of pepper and pine. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2004
Very light looking,almost yellow. Excellent creamy head,leaves lots of lace. Aroma is malty(pale malt),and lots of hops(perfumey,spicy). Spritzy,medium bodied. Quite creamy. Great malty flavors-lots of pale malt,bread. Spicy hops in the finish with biscuit. Very drinkable,and quite tasty.

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