mephisto (1265) - TAIWAN - JUN 16, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
it has hazy yellow appearance with slightly citrusy aroma. the mouth feel is sour at first; a standard weisse.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Really, Bellís? Youíre a wonderful brewery, but this is the best you can do with this style? On tap at the Federal in Durham. Pours hazy yellow with weak white head. Nose is grainy and sweet more than sour, with some cardboard and almost moldy notes. Taste is more of the same, but with added bad sour notes. Tastes like a macro "summer wheat" left at the beach house and consumed 2-3 years too late. What a disappointment.
Beerman6686 (3535) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This poured a cloudy white yellow color with an big white head. Aroma was some wheaty character with lots of lemons. Flavor was tart metallic blood taste. This beer actually tasted like blood. This is by far the worst offering ive had from bells.
gsmitty80 (1675) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2010
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at the reef. Thought this was a very watery and not quite up to par effort from bells. I think i had to add a lemon?
DocLock (7182) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Pours turbid canary 2 minimal white head. Nose is citric, pale malty, with hops, not a hug aroma. Tastes very ,emongrassy, citric, malty, with some bready spice. Gets very citric and bready late.
nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 12, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sorry, but this is easily the worst Berliner Weisse Iíve ever had. On tap at RFD DC. Comes a hazy, straw yellow with a thin, cloudy white head. The aroma is, well, non existent, lightly soapy, light vegetables. Flavor is thin, light grains, light grass. Mostly watery and watery on the end. Where are the citrus rind flavors and aromas? Whereís the tart, puckering nature of a Berliner Weisse? Iím surprised this was as bad as it was coming from Bells. This was a Hoegaarten rip off, plain and simple. Iím going to go chug a Kalamazoo stout to remind myself that Bells is good.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Tylerís, Durham. Good thing I got the pint night glass out of this experience because thatís more or less the only positive I can point to. Cloudy pour trending more towards the orange/pink end of the spectrum, with very little carbonation. Soft nose is initially promising, but thereís very quickly a strange seaweed like scent mixed with soapy dishrag. Body is medium, could definitely stand some enhancement. The flavor was certainly not on a par with any fine Berliner, but even if you ignore the style designation, thereís not nearly enough tartness or depth or really character of any kind (except for that brackishness that creeps in before it gets all watery). Worst. Bells. Ever.
Vir4030 (481) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light beer with a very fine head and almost no aroma. Very tart taste, like a champagne.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy yellow-orange, fine white cover. Aroma is light wheat, faint sour, lemon. Taste is just a mild lemon citric tartness, mostly wheaty, I didnít think it was very good as a Berliner Weisse, not tart enough, but as a light drinking summer wheat beer, it was fine.
tastybeer (1484) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2013 Draft. Pours hazy yellow/white with a thin head. Slightly tart, finishes watery. Rather bland.
Re-rate: This beer has slowly become a staple in my household. Itís really easy to drink, refreshing, pairs nicely with warm nights, friends, cigarettes, ideally all together. It doesnít really stand out in any way but as a tart session beer for less than $10/sixer, I have to say, Bells really nailed it.