ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 7, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pilsy, urinary aroma. Flavor is clean golden malt with some spicy hops. Wheat, pickles, and banana round out the flavor bill, running into a medium body. Slightly above average, but not what Iíd expect from Bells. A crisp early summer beer, but not a favorite.
entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blond/gold/orange pour, much thicker than anticipated. Unfilitered, little floaties everywhere. Creamy thick white head. So far so good. Citrus bitterness throughout with a bitter dry finish. Very good, light and drinkable yet somehow thick and substantial. I know that doesnít make sense. Leaves me wondering what this would be like with more malts and alcohol, probably not the same beer or style of beer.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
definatly pale. kind of a pale golden. thin white head diminishes quickly and leaves a little lacing. aroma is malt and hops. taste is the same. has a nice bitter bite to it. not bad but nothing to write home about.
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden color, small white head, lots of sticky lacing. Aroma of lemons and other citrus fruits. Flavor is crisp, some floral flavor ontop of the hops, lots of malt for an APA. A very nice apa.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear, golden in color with a wisp of a white head. Hoppy and malty aroma. Nice hoppy flavor. Clean mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Nice beer. Yeasty. Drinkable.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear yellow until you pour in the yeast slurry, then it looks like a witbier. Nice spicy flavor.
Nuffield (4056) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured clear before I poured in the slurry from the bottom of the bottle. Light hefe color, yellow, yeasty floaties. Frothy palate, yeast-driven flavor, late bitterness. Sort of a Hoegaarden meets saison meets some hops. Leaves me sort of flat.
Kevin (2192) - New Mexico, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours cloudy yellow that looks rather saisonish. aroma is grainy malt with some kind of pineapple or something similar. taste is earthy with some grass and hay. finish is floral and interesting, i would like to reevaluate this over a few more bottles, need to pick up a six the next time i am in their distribution area.
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2008 Rerate. Dec. 2008. Pour is more transparent than in the past. I wonder if the filtration has been increased. Aromas and flavor seem a little more watery and have a bit more of a spice edge than the lemon that I remember. Cloves and pepper are more present, but the whole thing comes off as a little more thin.
Pours a nice light hazy gold. Some floaties in this one. Floral aroma with definite hops. Flavor: slight lemon up front that gives way to grain and hops, then comes back to mix nicely with hops. Finishes extremely well with strong hops note.
ericmc83 (207) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 19, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 bottle - 3/19/05 - had what I believe was a bad bottle, but I still didnít give it much higher on the rerate. It went from a 2.3 to a 2.7 after the rerate. The original bottle smelled and tasted very musty. Like gym socks.
Pours a cloudy yellow that is full of sediment. Aroma is lemony. The taste has a nice hoppiness with a little bitterness in the finish. I am now convinced that I just had a bad bottle when I first rated this yesterday because this one is better, but itís still not excellent. Itís refreshing and I could drink it from time to time.