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RATINGS: 1279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kevin (2194) - Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2005
pours cloudy yellow that looks rather saisonish. aroma is grainy malt with some kind of pineapple or something similar. taste is earthy with some grass and hay. finish is floral and interesting, i would like to reevaluate this over a few more bottles, need to pick up a six the next time i am in their distribution area.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2770) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Rerate. Dec. 2008. Pour is more transparent than in the past. I wonder if the filtration has been increased. Aromas and flavor seem a little more watery and have a bit more of a spice edge than the lemon that I remember. Cloves and pepper are more present, but the whole thing comes off as a little more thin. Pours a nice light hazy gold. Some floaties in this one. Floral aroma with definite hops. Flavor: slight lemon up front that gives way to grain and hops, then comes back to mix nicely with hops. Finishes extremely well with strong hops note.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 bottle - 3/19/05 - had what I believe was a bad bottle, but I still didnít give it much higher on the rerate. It went from a 2.3 to a 2.7 after the rerate. The original bottle smelled and tasted very musty. Like gym socks. Re-rate: Pours a cloudy yellow that is full of sediment. Aroma is lemony. The taste has a nice hoppiness with a little bitterness in the finish. I am now convinced that I just had a bad bottle when I first rated this yesterday because this one is better, but itís still not excellent. Itís refreshing and I could drink it from time to time.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Bright golden colour, cloudy, with a thin frothy white head. Honey, yeasty, citrus, and floral aroma. Light citrus and bready malt flavour with a slowly growing nutty, grapefruit, and perfumed bitter finish. Medium bodied and a bit juicy. Thanks, Slikwily!

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Dogfish120 (143) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Not bad for a pale ale, i would have expected more from Bellís. Very bitter , have had much better.......not a bad brew overall.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 7, 2005
Fridge Temp. Saison-like nose; pineapple, sour. Hazy pale orange with lot of particles. Light white head. Citrusy, finishes fruity and quite bitter. Slightly out of balance but enjoyable, almost wheat beerish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 28, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 Pours a ahazy orange with white fluffy head. Smells of light citrusy fruits. Taste is light and sweet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
McKnizzle69 (89) - Machesney Park, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2005
Opaque yellow color. Just the right mild pine finish. BELLíS RULE. A for sure favorite for pale ale lovers

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 10, 2005
This was a very good pale ale. Poured a uniquely Bells yellowish pink haze with small head and wonderful aroma. Tastes fairly decent, lots of hoppy goodness, some problems with the body, kind of thin.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Cobra (1100) - - FEB 7, 2005
12 oz. brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere. Poured out a straw yellow color, with a sparse white head. Left a slight lacing down the sides. Aromas are of Ringwood yeast, sulfur, stinky gym socks, and cheesy hops. Maybe itís an old bottle, but this beer doesnít impress me much. Thin body, weak taste, and earthy, dirt-like aftertaste. Certainly not the best pale ale I ever had, that much is sure.


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