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RATINGS: 1253   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TChrome (1448) - Bedford, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2004
Quite light in color this very light golden brew has lots of floaties and a bubbly egg white head with good retention. Nice light hop aroma. Flavor is hoppy, spicy, and dry. I could easily drink a bunch of these in the summer time down here in Texas.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8699) - 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 (1277) - 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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6836) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2015 Bottle. Head is initially average sized, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is medium yellow. Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), with light notes of sulfur and urine (like a gas station bathroom). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly unclean. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Surprisingly poor. Used to like this brewery a lot, but these days a number of their beers are really bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
steview (1036) - 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.

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