polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Aroma has notes of honey, citrus and toasty malts. Pale yellow he with white head. Sweet and lightly bitter. Palate is watery and light. Overall a very refreshing brew.
Mittenator (1092) - Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Bell's 28th birthday party at Reno's East. Light yellow with a white head. Hay, pilsner and slight funk. Fruity and hay.
GTAEgeek (1063) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the Secret Stash Bash. Light straw color, with a huge white head. The aroma is faint lemons, hay, biscuit dough, and some mellow yeasty funk. The flavor is sweet and a little musty in the finish. Light body, crisp feel, with a smooth, creamy, and mellow finish. I thought it was brave of Bell’s to bring this to a fest with lots of big stouts and sour ales, but I was impressed, in spite of the competition. It is a very light, flavorful, and wonderfully unique beer. I wish I had a bottle to age, and see how it ages.
neuromatt (1016) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the the Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear yellow-golden with no head. The nose has notes of apple and fruit, along with spice, yeast and a hint of earth. The flavour is somewhat lagerish with straw, pale malt, popcorn and delicate herbal hops. The finish is cleanish with some citrus and a hint of spice coming through. On the palate, it is light in body with a watery, slightly dry, texture and flat carbonation. Overall, this is a rather simple Bière de Garde with some pilsner qualities. Not a lot going on in this one. 2011-08-14
Sregnar35 (951) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the abbey. Pours creamy yellow with a nice head. Aroma is tangy fruity yeast. Flavor is very sweet with a grape skin tart finish.
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mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lighter saison style. Nice mouthfeel. Slightly sweet. Nice lingering saison flavor. Not as dry as advertised, but good. Not spicy as I would've expected.
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olr1984 (918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at trion clear golden pour with large white head. Lemon citrus and wheat aroma. Slight lemon taste
574deadzone (889) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bell’s. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a light cream colored head. Nose involves some light dust, citrus notes, flowers, and some melon: very pleasant. Taste is lightly sweet with a touch of bitterness: not big but in balance. Palate is crisp and light, almost pilsener-like. A nice light refreshing beer with some different character compared to other similar types of light beers. The Lady liked this one quite a bit.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Number one (of three) in the French Jazz series - The Blonde
Serving glass: Poured from tap into small chalice.
Appearance: Pale cloudy yellow with thin white head.
Aroma: Strong yeast with nice bread and peppery notes.
Taste: Very bready and yeasty, somewhat sweet. Pepper and citrus come through toward the end.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium sugary body, but slightly drying at the end.
Overall: The most thirst quenching of the three Jazz beers, but the least interesting.
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Bells. Pours somewhat thin and a very pale yellow. Aroma is weak of bananas , some old clothes funk and some stuff. Tastes a little better than the smell. Very crisp and clear palate. Pretty good I guess. Best one in the series I suppose.