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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2003
Cloudy orange color, with a floral nose. Wonderful balance to this delicious brew. An excellent session beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Aroma of mild citrus and floral hops. It tastes just like it smells.Average good american pale ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
The Bells stouts are definitely their forte'. This pale is all right but I have certainly had better. Pours an orangey/yellow color with a thin and foamy white head. Floral, citrus and hoppy aroma, with a decent crisp finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2003
Bottle pours a bright golden color with a super creamy head and a bunch of lace. This beer looks great if you remember that it is bottle conditioned. The aroma is fruity and piney. The flavor has a real hop show to it and finishes slowly. The palate feels right for an APA. This one is OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2003
Pale is a good deScription of this beer. I got a little bit of grape in the aroma, but it faded quickly. The taste was way too bitter for me.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
At best quite unenjoyable. Very hazy light gold. Nose has banana but smells medicinal, a bit off. Taste is bitter and slightly tart, but finishes harsh and off-bitter. Perhaps I got a bad one, but this simply wasn't good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: Very musky yellow looking. Something about this beer seemed very "off." Hard to describe, but not hard to taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cartoonkhaki (1222) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
Cloudy golden yellow with a good sized beige head that lasted. Flowery malty aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour. Nice mild bitters and slight citrus and tang. Creamy palate quite decent and enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrianO (138) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Pours yellow/golden with littel chucks of what I assume are yeasties. Not very attractive in such a lite colored beer. There doesn't seem to be a whole lot of aroma going on, almost smells like a commerical macro. Body is good though with a nice tingy mouthfeel. Slightly hoppy flavor, some spice and hints of citrus. I expected a little more boldness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2003
Hazy golden hue with large fluffy head and good lace. Fruity (apple, orange, and banana) aroma with a hint of biscuit, twangy yeast, and wheatfield. Sharp bitter taste with a coating of mild malt and twang. Somewhat short on the finish but not fully clean either, some spice detected. The body is a bit heavier than many pale. Fizzy with a metallic feel. Overall, a better than average pale ale, very quaffable and I liked the character.

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