YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 2, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy pale orange brew, missing head. Sweet marcipan nose and also taste. Intense crushed grain nose. Apricot intervalls leading into a hoppy end.
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - NOV 27, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fluffy white head on a cloudy orange body. Fresh aroma of grain and fruit. Yeast, grain, hay and fruit in the flavor with wheaty tones and a bit of bitterness. A fresh but not very interesting beer. Thanks to Ivan (JensenTaster) for the trade!
pivo (2665) - GERMANY - NOV 22, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smells like fresh cracked barley malt grains - interesting, but Iím not sure if it is all that good. Hazy orange color and a soft foamy head - looks like a hefewiezen! Marzipan, sweet malt taste with a hint of fruity apricots and maybe apples. Late arriving dry grassy bitter, but not really hoppy. Thickish body but an odd taste and balance. Is this a bad sample? If not, Iím quite dissappointed from Bells on this one...
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - NOV 22, 2004
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has to be the palest Pale Ale I have ever seen. Pours very cloudy wheat color with a nice head. Aroma is earth and fruity. Taste is floral hops along with some wheat, dust and a weird maltiness. Not my fav Bells so Iíll do the Amber next.
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
(on bottle)Very blond pale ale here, a bit to the wheatbeer-ish side and therefor not my game. Has loads of yeast, fruit and just a hint of caramel to the nose. Comes through very aromo-hopped in the finish. Summerale, very much.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden with a thick frothy white head. Very dull, mildly hoppy, mildly caramel malty, aroma with a touch of citrus. Body starts with a light honey sweetness and a peppery hop finish. Overall this is a little bland and not quite what I expect from Bells, but a decent APA nonetheless. Thanks atpayne!
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very light yellow cloudy body, medium fluffy white head. Mlaty nose, some hoppyness. Sweetish, and fresh hops, ends with nice bitterness. Thanks to jensentaster for this one.
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 13, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very light, cloudy body. Creamy white head. Nose is toasty, slightly sour. Citrus and grassy hops. Quite sour up front. SOme herbal and grassy hops. Sweet herbal finish
BUrunner (92) - Indiana, USA - NOV 9, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good, easy drinking beer. Light yellow in color with extensive and prolific lacing. Great mouthfeel and good finish.
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Another good Bells beer. Really enjoyed it and itís one of the better pale ales that I have had.