KBeer (117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2004 I have to admit a biad to Bells since I live in Kalamazoo, but they brew some bloody briliant beer. The pale ale is no exception. A cloudy and highly floral beer with lots of spice and hops. This is deffinately not a session beer and the taste sits on the stomach.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A unique beer, that is for sure. Very cloudy, that is for sure, slightly spicy aroma and flavor. Citrus zest along with a biscuit malt flavor. Mildly tingly, crisp finish. Interesting.
OberonTheifEMT (56) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy orange color, with a floral nose. Wonderful balance to this delicious brew. An excellent session beer
jeffin7 (612) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma of mild citrus and floral hops. It tastes just like it smells.Average good american pale ale.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Bells stouts are definitely their forte'. This pale is all right but I have certainly had better. Pours an orangey/yellow color with a thin and foamy white head. Floral, citrus and hoppy aroma, with a decent crisp finish.
Syd (921) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a bright golden color with a super creamy head and a bunch of lace. This beer looks great if you remember that it is bottle conditioned. The aroma is fruity and piney. The flavor has a real hop show to it and finishes slowly. The palate feels right for an APA. This one is OK.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 25, 2003
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pale is a good description of this beer. I got a little bit of grape in the aroma, but it faded quickly. The taste was way too bitter for me.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2003
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
At best quite unenjoyable. Very hazy light gold. Nose has banana but smells medicinal, a bit off. Taste is bitter and slightly tart, but finishes harsh and off-bitter. Perhaps I got a bad one, but this simply wasn't good.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 23, 2003
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the Kalamazoo's tasting at the brickskeller: Very musky yellow looking. Something about this beer seemed very "off." Hard to describe, but not hard to taste.
Cartoonkhaki (1220) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden yellow with a good sized beige head that lasted. Flowery malty aroma. Hoppy and malty flavour. Nice mild bitters and slight citrus and tang. Creamy palate quite decent and enjoyable.