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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.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bp (786) - Queens, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Bottle: pours a hazy light straw color with a thin white head, aroma is grainy and taste is the same, very dry with some hoppy notes as well.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8104) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Sampled @ ChrisO after GBBF day 2. Clear golden color, average sized white head. Aroma is malts, straw, hayish. Taste malts, lightly grainy, straw, very bitter. Average body, firm carbonation.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbenedix (8) - Greencastle, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Expecting more complex hops, so while there were some interesting elements in the flavor (little citrus, thick malt, mild bitter), I was a little disappointed. Almost no head at all out of the bottle. Drinkable but not a great pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13565) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle from GBBF 2014 and drunk at home. Hazy amber colour with lasting off white head. Light grapefruit and tangerine aroma. A bit dirty and earthy. Freshness is ok even though the BBE date is 6/7/14. OK pale ale. Just a little dirty. Bitterness on the finish is moderate. OK but nothing jumping out at me as being outstanding but drinkable enough,

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
pricey290483 (241) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
quite liked this beer nice amount of hops nice bitter taste and has a good smooth finish one to try for sure

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niall73 (1654) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle (bottled 06/07/14)from GBBF. Pours a hazy orange gold - some floaties in there despite a careful pour. Slightly stale aroma - a bit cardboardy, woody, a little lemon. Light to medium body, medium carbonation. There’s light lemon, wood, stale bread, a little;e cardboard, light orange, a hint of grapefruit... It’s not actually as bad as that sounds and its got a decent dryness to it, but its not particularly tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Scopey (6659) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Bottle at GBBF thanks to Kenny. It pours hazy golden with a decent white head. The nose is soft, doughy, grainy, light creaminess and straw. The taste is bitter, tasty, doughy, grainy, grassy and mild spice with a dry finish. Medium body and average carbonation. Pretty basic.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
fattybladdy (526) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Bright hazy light orange pour. Wheat and citrus in the aroma. Taste is citrus and floral hops with wheat, lemon. Light bitterness. Very drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
czar (4261) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
pours hazy almost cloudy, particles, very light golden with a small white head, some retention and lacing. very lightly toasted bready malts, fresh cereals, some fruitiness - peaches and apricots - and fairly present spiciness, either coming from hops or malts, or both, wheat acidity - lightly astringent notes, grass and bitter herbs, muted citrus, touch of cardboard. moderately low carbonation, light body - just a tad oily, assertive and dry grassy-citrusy-herbal-grassy finish. not an over-the-top apa, but a nice use of malts/hops, nice fruitiness and fresh cereals.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
gschrade (586) - Collinsville, USA - AUG 11, 2014
I had this at Global Brew. Pours gold with a white head. Taste floral, bready. I thought this was good. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (656) - - AUG 3, 2014
Draft. Pours a hazy golden color. Aroma and taste are sweet malts with hints of floral.


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