Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
*This is a review for Bellís Pale Ale, which RateBeer doesnít have on this site, for some reason.*
Appearance: For aggressive pourers, beware -- this thing forms a gigantic creamy looking head you wouldnít believe. It also has some really nice lacing. The beer itself is a cloudy yellow/orange color.
Smell: Very faint... just very slight floral notes as well as spice.
Taste: Much like the smell, but heavier on the spice. The best part about it is the aftertaste. Overall though, it tastes a bit watered down.
Mouthfeel: As I just said, feels a little watered down. Leaves me wanting more, even from a pale ale. As a pale ale, itís an average one at best.
If someone were to tell me this were Bellís, I wouldnít have guessed it, based on some of their others beers Iíve had. Regardless of that, itís still a solid beer Iíd very gladly have again.
b3shine (4440) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to pint at Eccentric Cafe. Looks good; a transparent vibrant orange with white head that dissipates into sticky lacing. Smells solid too; fruity and piney. Tastes like it smells with a light but pleasant mouthfeel. A solid APA.
fattybladdy (449) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft @ Eccentric Cafť. Hazy amber with white head. Nice floral aroma. Taste is bitter pine hops and earth. Solid brew.
bwa5879 (537) - Portage, Michigan, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at eccentric cafe. bold copper pour with thin layer of white head. Scent of citrus (lemon and grapefruit specifically), fresh pineapple and a bit of coconut. With it was a bit stronger though. Average carbonation, mouthfeel slightly oily, clean but tingly finish. Great smooth salty malt flavor mixed with great earthy, floral and pine hops. Mellow and delicious, one of my favorites from Bellís.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Eccentric Cafť. Hazy amber with a thin tan head. Aroma of mild pine, citrus, light floral hops and malt. Taste is floral with pale malt and is somewhat vegetal and moderately bitter.
574deadzone (888) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled at the Eccentric Cafe May 21. I absolutely love Bellís beers, so I chalk this one up to a bad batch because it was awful to me. I asked one of the bartenders if she had gotten any complaints, and she said that everyone that had tried it had good things to say. It had kind of a skunky aroma and a "basement" taste that told me that either I was crazy or everyone else was. Havenít seen it listed on tap at the cafe recently, and it was listed as a special batch to commemorate the reopening of their beer garden so I donít know if it will be available again anytime soon.
MrBunn (2384) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Eccentric. A bright orange body with little head and aromas of peaches, mangoes, white grape juice and a little light citrus. Kind of a lovely bouquet of hoppy fruit offerings. Flavor is similar as the sweetness from the malt blends seamlessly with the hops. I liked Oscarís Folly a bit more as it had a slightly stinging hops presence in the finish, but this was very good as well.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is very light and earthy with notes of citrus and dirt. Special on tap only to celebrate the opening of the beer garden. Lots of hop flavor including pine and citrus. For a pale ale itís a damn good one and I am generally not a fan. Finishes crisp with a mild bitterness to it. The malt has really started to blend well with the hops as it sits. Excellent beer for the occasion