No introduction needed for Bell’s, so let’s get to the website, bellsbeer.com, and see what the commercial description has to say about the Pale Ale.
Pale Ale stands apart from the model of completely hop-dominated pale ales, offering a noticeable degree of malt body to counter the hop bitterness. A blend of floral & herbal hop notes provide the aromatic & flavor highlights, alongside the distinctive contribution of our house ale yeast. A crisp bitterness finishes the experience without being harsh.
This beer has an ABV of 5.2% and it comes in a 12 oz. bottle.
It poured a very hazy, orangish/yellow color with quite a bit of sediment present throughout. The cap was small, soapy and white. The retention time was weak and the lacing was thin and insignificant.
The brew smelled of toasted biscuits and grain. A light orange citrus hint as well as a small floral component. That’s about all I got honestly. It was pretty straight forward for the most part.
The orange citrus came out a touch more in the flavor. A very solid bitter “bite” accompanied the fruit. An expressive amount of bready/biscuit malt and grain brought about a sturdy footing. Like the aroma, mostly simple and conventional.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied. It was somewhat dry, crisp, kind of refreshing and thirst quenching. The carbonation was good and decent amount of flavor was left behind after each gulp.
Well. This beer was ok. Nothing crazy or special in my opinion. All in all, just an average beer for me. It wasn’t bad or off putting, but it didn’t really knock my socks off or provide anything to get overly excited about either. It seems to fall a bit short when compared to some of the other Pale Ale’s that are being produced today. I wish I had more to say, but that’s about it really. I’d say give the Bell’s Pale Ale a try if you see it. You may find it to be the one beer you’ve been looking for. Be sure to leave a comment if you sample it. I love to hear a second opinion.
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Score: 3.2 out of 5