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RATINGS: 1257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.9
YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Hazy pale orange brew, missing head. Sweet marcipan nose and also taste. Intense crushed grain nose. Apricot intervalls leading into a hoppy end.

3
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2004
Fluffy white head on a cloudy orange body. Fresh aroma of grain and fruit. Yeast, grain, hay and fruit in the flavor with wheaty tones and a bit of bitterness. A fresh but not very interesting beer. Thanks to Ivan (JensenTaster) for the trade!

2.9
pivo (2685) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2004
Smells like fresh cracked barley malt grains - interesting, but I’m not sure if it is all that good. Hazy orange color and a soft foamy head - looks like a hefewiezen! Marzipan, sweet malt taste with a hint of fruity apricots and maybe apples. Late arriving dry grassy bitter, but not really hoppy. Thickish body but an odd taste and balance. Is this a bad sample? If not, I’m quite dissappointed from Bells on this one...

3.1
Eyedrinkale (3214) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
This has to be the palest Pale Ale I have ever seen. Pours very cloudy wheat color with a nice head. Aroma is earth and fruity. Taste is floral hops along with some wheat, dust and a weird maltiness. Not my fav Bells so I’ll do the Amber next.

2.3
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
(on bottle)Very blond pale ale here, a bit to the wheatbeer-ish side and therefor not my game. Has loads of yeast, fruit and just a hint of caramel to the nose. Comes through very aromo-hopped in the finish. Summerale, very much.

3.3
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a thick frothy white head. Very dull, mildly hoppy, mildly caramel malty, aroma with a touch of citrus. Body starts with a light honey sweetness and a peppery hop finish. Overall this is a little bland and not quite what I expect from Bells, but a decent APA nonetheless. Thanks atpayne!

3.5
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Very light yellow cloudy body, medium fluffy white head. Mlaty nose, some hoppyness. Sweetish, and fresh hops, ends with nice bitterness. Thanks to jensentaster for this one.

3.3
rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
Very light, cloudy body. Creamy white head. Nose is toasty, slightly sour. Citrus and grassy hops. Quite sour up front. SOme herbal and grassy hops. Sweet herbal finish

3.7
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2004
A good, easy drinking beer. Light yellow in color with extensive and prolific lacing. Great mouthfeel and good finish.

3.4
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
Another good Bells beer. Really enjoyed it and it’s one of the better pale ales that I have had.


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