Ughsmash (6973) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Great Taste of the Midwest. Poured a clear, lighter golden with almost no head. Sweet pale malts and corn syrup on the nose with hints of herbal hoppage. Sticky pale malts in the flavor with some darker sugars... but lacked a good driving force... mild herbal bitterness at the edges. This really didn’t do it for me.
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2006
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Bells. flavor is dry and of yeast and wheat. Not one of there best beers
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Bells Eccentric Cafe 7/13/06. Pours a dark, clear yellow/golden color with a big white fluffy head. Nose is very corny with some honey and grass notes. Palate was crisp and refreshing. Lots of bubbles quickly floating up to the top of the glass. Head retention is good with the head staying for 3/4 of the glass. Flavor is corn and honey, kinda on the sweet side with a bit of grass notes.
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap @ brewery. dimethyl sulfide on the nose. PLASE FIX THIS PROBLEM. ALL OF YOUR BEERS SMELL LIKE CORN. Fruity apples flavours with a foamy clean hopping. Light soapy finish.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 4, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Great taste of the Midwest- Pours a golden yellow color, small white head. Aroma is pretty basic for the style. Flavor is also as expected, a decent alternative to BMC, though not bottled.
DavidP (1746) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2007 ’05 GTMW sample. Clear light amber body. Light grain and hops in the aroma. Pretty standard lagery flavor. On a positive note the flavor is very well-blended and smooth.
Bottle shared by Chuck: good crisp floral-crisp aroma. Nicely hop-bitter flavor with a saazy dry hop finish.
badnewsbeers (2316) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 19, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 31, 2006 golden pilsener body with medium carbonation and small white head...aroma is pretty typical for a pilsner (grassy and hoppy aroma with light malt)...flavor is a bit amped up for a pilsner, starts somewhat grassy and floral in nature, and turns more grainy...light, bitter finish...crisp palate
jtw (1074) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft on eccentric day 2004--hazy golden yellow with the typical stinky saaz smell. malty aroma, particularly for a premium lager. dry body ,light piney finish with a medium body. a prototype for pale lagers.
pdoyleusa (17) - Clinton Twp., Michigan, USA - NOV 30, 2004
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
As wih all bells beers, the aftertaste is key, no bitterness, only a slightly sour malt flavor tansverses the tongue. Not a faorite, this brew is far to ale-like in character to be a true lager, even though it is brewed in traditional lager style, with a bottom fermenting yeast. Has little redeeming quilities. Better off as a sort of curiousity....
"Bell’s Makes LAGER?!?!"
DrnkMcDermott (2738) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft, at Bell’s Eccentric Café. So with all the amazing brews they make, there’s one they simply call "Beer." Nice golden pilsener color. Served perhaps a bit too cold in a plastic cup (my choice there, I only wanted a 16 oz. serving), so the head was light, and it may have been too cold to get the best experience. But there was an interesting bitter aftertaste that takes a minute to sink in. A nice hoppy smell, and a sharp hop character that mellows out toward the end.