GTAEgeek (1894) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, 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.
Mittenator (1612) - 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.
MeadMe (1602) - Fishhawk, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Part of the "Jazz" series. The Drummer French Blonde Biere de Garde.
A: Pours a pale yellow with a bit of haze. Nice tall white head, lite retention with no lace.
S: Aromas of light citrus, more lemon than orange. Hints of crackers and a bit of sourness.
T: Clean and dry. Nice crisp citrus with hints of crackry malts. Light herbal grassy notes as well.
M: On the lighter side, crisp, fairly dry in the finish.
D: Good, solid offering. Liked the amber better, sorry I missed th brune.
mikedR (1561) - 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 (1500) - 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
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Maduro. Pour is yellow-gold with a white head. Aroma is bready and yeasty with underlying notes of lemon, florals, and light funk. Flavor is dry and grassy with a touch of spice and some herbal hops. Overall body is light to moderate, soft and finishes clean.
Hair6a11 (1475) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap;pour is clear golden with a modest white head that retains on the average side. The nose is slightly fruity, with a hint of baked bread, and a light spice note is present. This brew is slightly bitter, with a dab of honey for sweetness, finishing light and crisp.
kbutler1 (1378) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Autumn Brew Review. Pours a straw yellow golden color with a white head. The aroma is that of biscuity, wheaty, and malty. Honestly, it might just be me but it smells like a strong pilsner. Medium/light mouthfeel. Sweet malt upfront taste with a lingering bitterness from the hops. Some toffee type taste as well. Overall, not bad.
574deadzone (1369) - 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.
neuromatt (1225) - 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