kmweaver (3200) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Sabatiniís in Exeter, PA. Nice find! Pours a medium straw color, lightly hazy and effervescent; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with good retention and lacing; attractive pour. Medium, soft wheatiness in the aroma, very soft and lightly toasty and husky and grainy without roughness; touches of citrus (and maybe even vanilla) but mostly just soft wheat; nicely dry, touches of sugar; refreshing. Quite drinkable presence in the mouth; medium-light body; average, soft carbonation (could be a bit higher); entirely non-astringent and quite creamy; hardly a Berliner Weisse, but a tasty wheat beer; soft, toasty wheatiness, lightly grainy and very smooth; following the aroma, hints of a vanilla / doughy note, just enough acidity to keep things lively and spritzy in the mouth; again, hugely drinkable, well-attenuated, and nothing close to a Berliner Weisse. But good. Medium finish: quite toasty, soft wheat, and hints of dough; slightly dry and very enjoyable.
502F (999) - Time Out, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2010 On tap at Bells Fest. I really had high hopes for this one because I love the style so much. Overall, its a bad wheat beer. It has no BW characteristics and does not even have a good wheat base. It seems way off to me. Anyways, keep kicking ass Bells!! This is one of few that are par/sub-par!!! Keep up the good work!!!
biznizness (1056) - Mooresville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 7, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
After stopping at Primantiís (or whatever itís called) for a sangy, we moved onto Smokiní Joes. Excited to see this on tap, disappointed once it got in my glass. Didnít even really know it was a berliner, just thought it was a weak attempt at a weiss. Big miss.
badlizard (5524) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy bright yellow with a fizzy white head. Musty root cellar aroma and taste with some crisp citrus notes.
jsh12bama (681) - Alabama, USA - JUN 30, 2010
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Draft at the Brick Store. Aroma of wheat and yeast. Taste of wheat. Thin mouthfeel. Taste has weird, dry finish that is not good. The worst beer I have had from Bellís.
phaleslu (5154) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a small white head that leaves a lasting film on the beer. Notes of wheat, bready malts, pear, grains, yeast, and minor notes of lactic acid and lemon citrus. I like a lot more of that tart quality in my Berliner Weisses, and this one didnít really deliver in that department. Light-bodied, with very high carbonation and a super dry mouthfeel- evaporates right off the tongue. Too restrained.
patrickfannon (1200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Belgian Cafe with James. Pours a turbid, murky golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma of lemon zest, orange, clove, banana, hay, dry hops, and hints of funky bubblegum. Thin to medium bodied with a loose, citrusy palate. Finishes smooth and clean. Tasted very much like a good Beligan witbier. Decent weisse from Bells.
jredmond (4573) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Belgian in Philly. Pours a clear yellow body with small white head that vanishes instantly. Aroma is like wheat. Palate is thin and watery. Notes of wheat and slight Belgian sugar.
mattyb83 (734) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2012 On tap at fermented eclipse. Hazy yellow color. Aroma is sweet and wheatlike. Flavor is fruity and cereal like. Very little citrus in this beer. This isnít offensive, but it really isnít that good either. Updated 6/24/12: Bottle. Hazy yellow color remains, but Iíve really started to appreciate this beer. Flavor has a nice tart character with lemon and wheat. Crisp finish that makes this beer very refreshing. I drink this straight from the bottle after a bike ride, and it hits the spot every time.
kbutler1 (1323) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. 2010 St. Paul Summer Fest. Pours a slight hazy golden yellow with minimal head. Aroma of lemon and other citrus. Does not finish well. Finishes with an off bitter taste. Mouthfeel is light. Not a good representation of a Berliner Weisse.