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RATINGS: 1278   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - OCT 12, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2005 Light, blonde color. I got a large white head that subsided fairly quickly with a good amount of lacing. Nice hop aroma, not too much. Mild tasting, nice hops coming through. Real cloudy. An enjoyable beer, but not a typical pale ale. Maybe it’s the blond color, but I really can’t understate the amount of particulate matter. It’s not detracting, just noticeable. RERATE 8/26/2005 Pours golden with a wispy head. Aroma is grassy hops with floral and citrus hints. The beer is astringent and moderately bitter with a grassy/hay flavor and a mild honeyish malt backing. There is a slight saltine flavor to the beer. The finish is the grassy hops with a mild-moderate amount of bitterness. By far Kzoo’s weakest offering. Downgraded my score from a 3.5 to a 3.1. I am not too big on the hops used and the overall flavor of the beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Hazy deep yellow color with a short-lived white head, this stuff’s got a nice floral hop aroma with a hint of grapefruit rind. Mild malt flavors with too little of a hop bitterness. Not a bad drink, but nothing exceptional.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2004
Murky, yellow/golden color with a small white head. Tons of yeast floating around in the glass. Biscuity malt aroma with a nice hoppy background. Flavor of malt, yeast and not enough hops IMO.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pobenohne (504) - Northern Liberties, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2004
12 oz bottle at Rick’s on the MSU campus. Extra appearance point for the label. Well executed pale ale. I’m just tired of the style.

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 (3509) - 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.


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