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RATINGS: 1216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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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.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hopheadfed (6) - crown point, Indiana, USA - MAR 10, 2010 does not count
To quote Robert Plant, "Iím a Golden God!" Golden and holden my palate hostage. Larry Bell can do no wrong.

4.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerWolf99 (1) - USA - AUG 1, 2002 does not count
I was recommended this beer by a gourmet grocer. This has to be the best beer Iíve ever tasted. Quite bitter for a pale ale. Dry with complex fuity flavors.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
hopkop (8) - Alaska, USA - JAN 3, 2007 does not count
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2007 I canít believe the low rating for this beer! When I lived near Kalamazzo I used to drink it all the time because it was so good. It just tasted good, and the aftertaste was so complex and intriguing. People used to say the brewer-owner (his surame was "Bell"") overhopped his beers. And I always said this was nonsense. Bellís Pale Ale was just right for me, It must be the kind of hops he uses that gives it itís unique taste and aftertaste. The only trouble is: you canít get it very far from Kalamazoo. A couple of specialty beer stores in Chicago have it (I think Sams on the near northside is one). You certainly canít get it in Alaska where I am now. Too bad.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Bright, golden. Excellent head and retention. Aromatic biscuit and spicy hops. Pale malts smooth up front followed by an immediate tingling on the tongue. Very spicy and very good. Thereís no way this is only 73 percent overall. Okay, my rating just pushed it to 74, thatís a little better.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChinaCat99 (14) - Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2001
Very good Pale Ale, my favorite type of ale. Has a nice strong bitter taste and a good hoppy character.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JUL 1, 2001
This was an excellent beer. Very smooth creamy and just the right amount of hoppiness. These Bellís beers are great.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vanabbema99 (13) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2001
This is the fist beer I ever tried from Bellís, many years ago when they were just getting started. Itís still here, and you canít argue with a good thing: Hop Heaven!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Paulynine99 (21) - East Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2000
Bells scores again, a truly great tasting beer. Though it has more hops than I usually prefer, this beer is still a winner.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2002
Re-rate 8/19/02 - Still a damn fine beer. Bellís version of a pale is what other breweries put out as an IPA. Floral, hoppy and delicious. Bells, Bells, Bells, Bells. This is a real Pale Ale. No doubt about it. Bells brews full tasting beer. This rocks.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beergirl99 (101) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 14, 2001
One of the best Pale Ales that I have had in a long time.


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