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RATINGS: 1174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


TH28's rating

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TH28 (99) - - SEP 6, 2013
Appearance is golden and slightly cloudy with a minimal white foam cap. Aroma is spicy, earthy, herbal hops, with a hint of malt. Taste is bready, slightly toasted malt with an assertive but balance hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium with low carbonation. Finish is a lingering but not overpowering hop bitterness. Looks like an APA, smells like an English bitter, tastes like a pilsner.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
dark straw bordering on golden. Hazy with sediment floating about. A smallish white head. Aroma of pale malts maybe toasted malts and some other aromas. Tart malt taste that is dry with a bitter aftertaste. I can pick out some low diacetyl also. A good summer quencher if your out there in the garden and need to drink a couple quick. An okay beer but not much more.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (444) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours murky amber with decent white head. Nose is mostly grain. Taste is some caramel sweetness with some bitter aftertaste. Disappointed with Bell’s on this one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
strap (400) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JUL 7, 2014
Cloudy golden pour. Lemon flavor, crisp and refreshing for a hot summer day. Slight peppery feel with a nice touch of hops

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (3326) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with small frothy white head that lasts. The aroma is honey malt, wheat, and floral. Medium mouthfeel with sweet honey malt, light hop, sweet finish. Good.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (595) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The label on the back has a brief description of the beer and it lists the abv at 5.2%. Appearance: Midwestern Pale Ale has very thick and creamy off white head which hangs on well. It sits on top of a deep golden/light amber body with some hazing and yeast sediment floating around. As I drink it makes lots of cool lacing on the glass. Smell: It has a sweet bready and malty character with a light herbal, almost mineral like hop note for balance. Taste / Palate: Up front it has sweet honey and orange marmalade flavor with a smooth bready base underneath. Light herbal and floral hop notes move in and a good balance of hop bitterness to the finish. It has a solid medium to full body and the palate feels smooth and balanced with carbonation.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7955) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose and taste of lemon, toasty bread, grass, light spice and malt. Lighter medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2014
[Bottle] Pours a straw color with a nice half inch of dense white head. Toasted grains and mild grassy hops in the nose. Tasting notes include some bread, grass, grain, light floral and even lighter pine flavors. Average to better than average mouthfeel. Not a ton happening, but a nice beer anyways.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (4788) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 23, 2014
Hazy gold - minimal, soapy lace - nose is crackery and lightly bitter, a little floral, not much else - soft carbonation, but a medium-full mouthfeel - malt character is dry, but bready - hop character is earthy, lightly citric, medium bitter - a clean sweetness adds some notes of orange to the finish - it’s a decent pale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
novice101 (298) - - JUN 10, 2014
This was an alright beer a bit light, not enough hop flavor, but from what there was it was a only a bit bitter ans somewhat spicy, as if a bit of rye was used, the malt base was good

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
geologyguy (635) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Good sweeter ale smell, taste is hoppier though...malt is sweeter and hops are bitter than normal it seems..straightforward no perks here


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