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RATINGS: 1238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TonyDiUlio (655) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2010
Had with James and pat. Pour was a clear light gold. Little head. Aroma is weak. Flavor is mild hops.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
kingofthemtn (39) - - JUL 1, 2015
First time trying this today from a bottle (pack date 10/20/14). As expected, a clear yellow beer with a white head. I wasn’t sure how to describe the taste/aroma until I saw another comment that said "grapefruit, lemon, crusty bread" which says it perfectly. Also strong bitterness, but not hoppy bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Elnaer (9) - Michigan, USA - JUN 11, 2015 does not count
This is an under appreciated beer in my opinion. It’s way less hoppy than most pale ales on the market these days...but it’s still very good. Pours a clean golden color with a small white head. Taste is light with a slight bitter hop flavor and a crisp malty sweetness. The malt is really at the forefront of this beer, and it almost has a lager sort of character to it. Light body. Overall a nice spring/summer session ale that’s well balance. If you’re looking for a pale ale that is a little less hopped...this is a perfect choice.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2015

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Bells Midwestern Pale Ale ].
Clear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white to white head. Aroma is moderate malty, pale malt, light to moderate hoppy, citrus, grass. Flavor is moderate sweet with a average duration, silage, grass. Body is medium to light, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140813]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkoR (663) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow colour with a small white head. Aroma is hops, caramel. Taste is hops, grass, bit of citrus. Refreshing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2015
12 oz bottle poured into a shaker. The aroma is initially a muted grass and grain with a touch of stone fruit (underripe apricot?) which later emits more distinct grapefruit and lemon notes combined with crusty bread. It’s a clear and dull gold color with noticeable sediment suspended in the liquid. It’s topped by a white dense soap head that has moderate retention and lace. It’s texture is oily with an active fizziness and a medium body. Roasted flavors of grain and toffee are initially noted with a citrus sweetness. The finish is crisp and long and is initially a spike of bright citrus but turns waxy bitter with a hint of marmalade that leaves behind a wax and bread crust aftertaste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
floral, herbs, amber, medium bitterness, bitter, Pretty crisp, nice tasting pale ale

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 9/20
rolfc81 (123) - - APR 19, 2015
Mix and match 6-pack for Justin’s bbq. Good showing from Bells........................

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (3162) - California, USA - APR 19, 2015
19 Apr 2015, bottle. slightly dirty yellow and a tad hazy. nose is lemon citrus and some some resin. thin body and moderately fizzy. lemon pith and some resin or possibly pine. nice enough.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ratman197 (11080) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2015
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of breads, earthiness and light graininess. Palate was medium bodied and crisp with a smooth dry finish. Flavors of bread and earthiness with a smooth dry finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sawbuck (427) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
Mild citrus, hops on the nose. Muted sweet malt initially. Richer bitterness than expected. Pilsner like bitterness on the finish...peppery. Lingers a bit.


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