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RATINGS: 1278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
Appearance: Unfiltered hazy, dark yellow with a long lasting, small bubbled white head Aroma: A little flowery & a little spicy Taste: mouthfeel is light/medium with some hoppiness that doesn't dominate, but you know it's there. All in all, a great session beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
The color of this is quite nice, its pale, slightly cloudy yellow, getting close to orangeish, almost looks like weak orange juice. Upon closer inspection, I see very small, dark particles floating around in there. Hmmm, I wonder. Head was small and white with very light lace patches. Smell is wonderful, fruity and clean, lightly crisp and spicy of a lemon-like zesty yeast and has a grassy note in there. Taste is much like you'd think from the smell with a great zest of citrusy lemon hop and yeast thats balanced in with a good, lightly caramel malt. It doesn't have that usual piney type of bittering thats associated with many of this type of ale, if you've had the Two-hearted Ale, this is somewhat lighter as far as the hop bite and bitterness. Feel is zesty bright but mild and tamed down for a nice lemon-like coating in the mouth. I really notice it on the roof of my mouth, almost the same sensation of when it gets slightly burned. It gets in there and really opens up to a wonderful souring tone thats very easy to handle, more so then those sour patch gummi bears. Again Bell's just makes me wanting more drinky, drinky. One really nice pale and quite unique.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
Hazy golden body with floaties, topped by small white head. Aroma is mild floral, mild sweet. Taste is mild for the most part, finishing floral bitter. Acidic. Medium/light body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2003
Looks just like a wheat beer, cloudy deep golden color with small white head of foam. Smells kind of yeasty with a slight floral aroma. Very crisp and effervescent. Flavor is a little stale with a slight bitterness. Not one of the best pales I've had. Would prefer a little more hop presence. Reminds sme of one of my homebrews I used to make. Not as good as some of their other brews. This brewery seems to be inconsistant in my opinion. They have some stellar brews and some like this one. Just doesn't impress me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2003
Pours cloudy golden color, with hardly any head. Hops, then bitter, then a citrusy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
Fruit, malt aroma, golden,large off-white head, pretty lace. Hoppy at the front, orange flavours in the middle, dry at the finish. Medium bodied, nice crisp, hoppy bite. Good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Pours orange, chock full (almost choked with) dark sediment. Floral aroma followed by a floral, hoppy flavor. Not very strong, however, and finishes with a bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
Hazy golden color, nose is faintly floral, sour, musty. Somewhat bitter taste with a long lingering bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 Mild aroma. Orange in color with small head. Light citrus flavor and light malt.A little hoppy. Not one of Bells best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (11495) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
I have to say I was a little disappointed in this beer, especially after being so impressed by most of the other Bell's brews I have tried. Pours an almost sickly looking light orange color with a thin and foamy white head. Very floral hops aroma, with light citrus notes as well. Flavor is mild, with perfumy hops and light malt. Finish is crisp and light, with a nice hops presense lingering. Okay, but gimme an Expedition next time.

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