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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.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2226) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
golden in color and flavor, wheaty, with sugar and light red fruit. some hop and a good fuller body to go with the full flavor. the brew has a tang to it yet strangley something seems amiss. weak for a pale and meandering for a blonde.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ajnepple (2117) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
12 oz bottled over 6 months ago, purchased at John’s Grocery ($1.79) and poured into a pint glass at home. Orange and hazy appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grains, pale malts, floral notes, citrus hops and light spice. Flavor is medium spicy hop bitterness and light toasty malt sweetness. Medium body, crisp and dry with a lingering finish. Eh, it’s OK, not too fresh.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mastelefish (84) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a quickly dissipating white head. Pale malts dominate with light touches of floral notes, but has a weak aroma in general. It has only a slightly bitter taste with a lighter body. Dry finish devoid of most taste. A decent palate cleanser and pretty refreshing, but nothing special in terms of taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
williamherbert (1282) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Looks great: murky golden, large head, big time crown of lace. English malt aroma: sugary, strange hint of lemon? It’s more English than American. Malt-forward. It’s a dry feel, along with a sweetish flavor. Citrus hops and caramel malts. It’s perfectly pleasant, just isn’t what I expect from Bells.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. golden with one finger head. solid pale ale, but not much more than that. medium body with nice hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1645) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
(Midwest backlog 08/2013, thanks to Joel in Traverse City, MI for a great choice of house beer). Smooth, lean and delicate blondish PA, with hints of non-sticky caramel and floral hops. Appropriately runny, drinks easy like the Midwest’s true sessioning Pils. Unassuming, but nice to notice Bells is concerned about balance for a 5% brew and I can imagine having Hopslam on your record takes off some pressure off the US hop overdosing imperative.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
lukedarock (149) - Howell, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Noice light pale ale with spice note, floral essence and plain other than that, has good western feel I suppose just nothin special

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1542) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 25, 2014
Pours a golden color with a slight had and white head. The smell is grain, some spiciness, wheat, floral boss. The taste is light sweet malt, some spiciness, fruit ending dry with floral hops. Light body with very nice carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johnnymusky (220) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2014
fruity pale ale in smell and taste....very tasty stuff i was surprised be some ratings...went down very smooth and was absolutely enjoyable.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hubermi12 (14) - - FEB 17, 2014
Dry with complex fuity flavors. I really good Pale Ale. I just saw Bell’s announce they are going to sell mini kegs of this soon.


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