JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 26, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Unfiltered hazy, dark yellow with a long lasting, small bubbled white head
Aroma: A little flowery & a little spicy
Taste: mouthfeel is light/medium with some hoppiness that doesn't dominate, but you know it's there. All in all, a great session beer.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 24, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The color of this is quite nice, its pale, slightly cloudy yellow, getting close to orangeish, almost looks like weak orange juice. Upon closer inspection, I see very small, dark particles floating around in there. Hmmm, I wonder. Head was small and white with very light lace patches.
Smell is wonderful, fruity and clean, lightly crisp and spicy of a lemon-like zesty yeast and has a grassy note in there.
Taste is much like you'd think from the smell with a great zest of citrusy lemon hop and yeast thats balanced in with a good, lightly caramel malt. It doesn't have that usual piney type of bittering thats associated with many of this type of ale, if you've had the Two-hearted Ale, this is somewhat lighter as far as the hop bite and bitterness.
Feel is zesty bright but mild and tamed down for a nice lemon-like coating in the mouth. I really notice it on the roof of my mouth, almost the same sensation of when it gets slightly burned. It gets in there and really opens up to a wonderful souring tone thats very easy to handle, more so then those sour patch gummi bears.
Again Bell's just makes me wanting more drinky, drinky. One really nice pale and quite unique.
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden body with floaties, topped by small white head. Aroma is mild floral, mild sweet. Taste is mild for the most part, finishing floral bitter. Acidic. Medium/light body.
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - JUN 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks just like a wheat beer, cloudy deep golden color with small white head of foam. Smells kind of yeasty with a slight floral aroma. Very crisp and effervescent. Flavor is a little stale with a slight bitterness. Not one of the best pales I've had. Would prefer a little more hop presence. Reminds sme of one of my homebrews I used to make. Not as good as some of their other brews. This brewery seems to be inconsistant in my opinion. They have some stellar brews and some like this one. Just doesn't impress me.
egajdzis (6105) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy golden color, with hardly any head. Hops, then bitter, then a citrusy finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruit, malt aroma, golden,large off-white head, pretty lace. Hoppy at the front, orange flavours in the middle, dry at the finish. Medium bodied, nice crisp, hoppy bite. Good.
Silphium (3191) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange, chock full (almost choked with) dark sediment. Floral aroma followed by a floral, hoppy flavor. Not very strong, however, and finishes with a bitter aftertaste.
Rockinout (966) - Kent, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy golden color, nose is faintly floral, sour, musty. Somewhat bitter taste with a long lingering bitter finish.
Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2003 Mild aroma. Orange in color with small head. Light citrus flavor and light malt.A little hoppy. Not one of Bells best.
Dogbrick (11495) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have to say I was a little disappointed in this beer, especially after being so impressed by most of the other Bell's brews I have tried. Pours an almost sickly looking light orange color with a thin and foamy white head. Very floral hops aroma, with light citrus notes as well. Flavor is mild, with perfumy hops and light malt. Finish is crisp and light, with a nice hops presense lingering. Okay, but gimme an Expedition next time.