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A refreshing, blond colored pale ale. Bellís pale ale is made almost exclusively from pale malt. It expresses a spicy floral hop aroma and taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łůdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 20, 2003 Now: Malty and bisuity, with a lot of hops, but not the same type of beer as many pac NW APAs - refreshing in that regard and well made, but I have detected recipe changes and added yeastiness in the past year. Downgraded from 4.4. ----- One of my original ratings from Novemeberish, 2001: Basically, one of my favorite beers. Yes, I drink a lot of Bell's, but I don't like every beer they make. This one has an earthy body from the malts that sticks with you. Excellent with many kinds of foods. Beautiful golden cloudiness, and the head is wonderful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Pours with a fluffy white head. Biscuit/peach aroma, light fruity taste that is backed up by very nice hops character. A different take on the American Pale Ale style that really works. Thanks PsychProf!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
popilius (61) - Chicagoland, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2002
Nice head out of the bottle. Quite carbonated and hoppy. Very crisp and refreshing, but retains that hardy ale quality. Itís somewhat recommeded, but seemed heavy for a PA and it is certainly hoppy. Strangely, I likened the sharp aftertaste to Sam Adams Boston Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2002
Very pale in color, but rich in flavor. While I could get almost no head, I enjoyed flavor. Very doughy/bready nature to the flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dlclark (73) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2002
More flavor than most pale ales and not overdone. I canít remember a Bells beer which I didnít like. Three Floyds is the only pale ale which I enjoy more and itís more of an IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 29, 2002
**Original rate 4/11/02.** Re-rate - first sixer was not premium freshness. This brew pours a murky light amber with a thick cloud of tiny particles. The large white creamy rocky head is dense, fully lasting and has excellent lacing. The fresh hoppy nose is mostly citrus and resin with straw, flowers, grass, dough, and earth. The straightforward flavor and long bitter finish is sure to be a favorite of hopheads. The low level of acidity makes this brew a good session offering. The palate is excellent with a medium creamy soft body finishes very clean. Not as good as the Alpha King, but what APA is?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ampp (155) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - APR 21, 2002
I enjoyed this pale ale. The opaque golden-yellow appearance reminded me of a whiskey sour. The taste has a big hop presence with a little balancing sweetness. simply good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
msutequilaman (84) - Troy, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2002
Cloudy, light caramel color. Decent white head that lasted a good while. Hoppy flavor, not too bitter. Not quite as good as the summer Oberon Ale.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Odin (123) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAR 19, 2002
As good as Bells ales are, Iíve had plenty of better Pales, but still worth drinking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2002
I guess the monk on the bottle should have given me a clue. This is more complex than most pale ales. Richer, fuller, better. It has a really great balance of malt and hops. A solid amount of carbonation too.

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