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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.16/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
wmubronco1992 (640) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2009
Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a cloudy golden color. White head. Aroma of bread. Tastes of citrus, bread, olives (??). Lots of weird stuff in this that may not be appropriate for beer. I think its cool that Bells does a lot of experimenting, but this one just wasn’t for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2009
Sampled on draught during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, WI. Pours a hazy golden amber colored brew with a thick white head that slowly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of yeast, lemon zest, a hint of white bread and white pepper. Taste is tart, spicy with flavors of citrus, white bread, a hint of bret, peppercorn and ginger. Finish is tart with a some citrus and yeast aftertaste. It should keep the sourheads happy.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
MrBunn (2511) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Tap at Eccentric. Body is a pale and hazy gold with little head. Aromas of medicinal herbs and honey. Flavor is more of the same and a kind of gunky sweetness with some herbal oddness.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - OCT 1, 2009
On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. This one was wild! I’ve never had anything like this before, and I say this in a very good way. Peppercorn, spiced funk, green olives and pimento, muddled citrus fruits, and did I mention peppercorn in the aroma. A light head, fairly cloudy appearing body, and golden citrus orange in color. The flavor profile is really just as crazy as the aroma. The two actually build on each other pretty well. Unlike the aroma, there is slightly more fruit and citrus on the palate, but definitely still a good amount of peppercorn, spices, funk, and olives that actually balance out very well. This beer is definitely not for all, even if you like interesting selections, but it was definitely for. Thanks Bells, I love the uniqueness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 13, 2009
BPW #44 Served on tap at Kalamazoo Brewing Co./Eccentric Café. Appearance is golden yellow with a thin white head. Flavors and aromas are sour nutmeg smell at first quickly turns to Bactine, very medicinal. The board said “spiced wheat-corn and galangal”. Perhaps this is where the medicinal flavors come from. This guy is not for me but to each their own.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
awiseman01 (469) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Dan’s Bachelor Party Extended Weekend Rating #42 of 90. On tap at the Eccentric Cafe in Kalamazoo. Pours cloudy pale yellow. Nose and flavor is spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, dentist fluoride and reminiscent of the Sprecher Mbege I had last week (minus the banana). Hands down crowd (least) favorite. Actually had to argue over who finished this taster.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (11099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 11, 2009
Draft at Eccentric Cafe. Poured hazy amber color with a minimal frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate floral, yeast and pepper aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy spicy sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Started soft and came on very strong.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonkeyBra (3530) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Draft at the cafe. Golden pour with fluffy white head on the top. Smells very belgian and spicey. I get a bit of dust, musty fruit, and a little funk. Flavor is spice and funk threaded together. Kind of a dry finish. I would have preferred more sour and funk than spice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2009
Draft at the cafe. This was an odd one. Poured a hazy gold with a nice fluff on top. Nose is very unique, very eastern with black pepper notes as well as cardamom. A touch of funky that shows up more in the taste, to dry things out. Taste is very well spiced with minimal hop notes. Very interesting and will have to try again. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
On tap at GTMW. Poured hazy medium golden with a short, well-retained cap of white head. The aroma picked up sweet Bretty notes and foot-like funk along with hay and lighter fruits (apricot comes to mind).. spicy and interesting. Pale malts supported the flavor department, topped by a solid dose of bugs.. lemon zest, feet, and barnyard character were laced throughout.. tacky on the back-end, which impeded the refreshingness a bit.. still interesting. Very dry on the palate with moderate carbonation.. Brett really took hold here.


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