darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark hazy gold with nice two-finger off-white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a lot of sticky lace.
Aroma is of pale malt with a little citrus. Not very interesting in the nose department.
The flavor is good. light sweetness, medium bitterness, a bit biscuity. Definitely good but no real wow factor.
This beer has a light body though is a bit creamy and sticky. It has lively carbonation and a long dry finish.
All in all this is not one of Bellís best. However, even the worst beer from one of the best breweries in the world is still worth a try. Not an outstanding pale ale but still a decent beer.
scarletfire65 (869) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Bright gold pour with heavy sediment. Floaties. Subdued aroma of sweet malt and tropical fruits. The flavor is sweet and fruity, with over ripe pineapple and peach coming through. Crisp, clean finish, with a bit of white pepper astringency. Doesnít meet Bells standards, IMO.
koleminer20 (432) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into an English pint. The pour is a light coppery gold with a little bit of sediment, probably due to the little bit of age it's got on it. There is a nice white head that fades down, leaving a little bit of spotty lace. The aroma is definitely malty and carries a little bit of fruit. There isn't a whole lot of hoppiness as I'd expect, but it's good to have something a little different. The aroma does seem a little light. The flavor carried a little bit of bitterness on the front end, before fading through a light fruitiness and a good maltiness. There isn't much else there, but it's a pale ale. The mouth feel is quite thin, as expected, with a decent carbonation, but the aftertaste is really quick fading, and lightly bitter
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cmd123 (10) - - APR 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I really like this wheat beer. Can taste the bits of pale wheat with some slight spices and citrus fruits. No hops noted in it
Brentv (238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From bottle. Pours a cloudy dark golden color with a white head. Faint aroma. Taste is dry and bitter with not much else. Medium mouthfeel on the thin side. I like a lot of the offerings from Bells, but this one doesnít do it for me.
BREWMUSKCLES (2155) - New Jersey, USA - APR 12, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
golden in color and flavor, wheaty, with sugar and light red fruit. some hop and a good fuller body to go with the full flavor. the brew has a tang to it yet strangley something seems amiss. weak for a pale and meandering for a blonde.
ajnepple (1689) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottled over 6 months ago, purchased at Johnís Grocery ($1.79) and poured into a pint glass at home. Orange and hazy appearance with a small off-white head. Aroma of toasted grains, pale malts, floral notes, citrus hops and light spice. Flavor is medium spicy hop bitterness and light toasty malt sweetness. Medium body, crisp and dry with a lingering finish. Eh, itís OK, not too fresh.
Mastelefish (54) - North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy amber-orange with a quickly dissipating white head. Pale malts dominate with light touches of floral notes, but has a weak aroma in general. It has only a slightly bitter taste with a lighter body. Dry finish devoid of most taste. A decent palate cleanser and pretty refreshing, but nothing special in terms of taste.
williamherbert (1232) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks great: murky golden, large head, big time crown of lace. English malt aroma: sugary, strange hint of lemon? Itís more English than American. Malt-forward. Itís a dry feel, along with a sweetish flavor. Citrus hops and caramel malts. Itís perfectly pleasant, just isnít what I expect from Bells.
rumproasts (2596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. golden with one finger head. solid pale ale, but not much more than that. medium body with nice hops.
bartlebier (1196) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Midwest backlog 08/2013, thanks to Joel in Traverse City, MI for a great choice of house beer). Smooth, lean and delicate blondish PA, with hints of non-sticky caramel and floral hops. Appropriately runny, drinks easy like the Midwestís true sessioning Pils. Unassuming, but nice to notice Bells is concerned about balance for a 5% brew and I can imagine having Hopslam on your record takes off some pressure off the US hop overdosing imperative.