DrnkMcDermott (2894) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
From 6-pack, $10 @ Binnyís. Starts with a golden yellow pour, thin layer of white fizz, like an older style pilsener. Quite clear, with good bubble activity. Smell is like my daddyís old beer, though. Some oxidation and a small amount of maltiness, probably expected for a lower alcohol beer. TasteÖ well, when the label talks about "sour mash," I was set up for something a little tart like a Berliner weisse. This comes across more like a Goose 312. Just beery and fizzy, some lightness and spice from wheat malt. But wait, there is an undeniable touch of citrus tang coming through my stuffy nose. Yeah, I can call this at least a little "zesty. Certainly no problems with this beer, it achieves what it sets out in style and flavor.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 28, 2010
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy yellow, thin white head. Aroma is tangy, fruity, yeasty, and wheaty. Flavor is slightly tangy but extremely watery. This is a slightly sour beer without any substance. Kind of like a watered down, non-sweet lemonade. Disappointing.
SSSteve (3927) - - OCT 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. clear straw gold under a small white head. baking soda, tart, lemon aroma. flavor is a bit sour with that unsweetened cereal grain finish and a pinch of salt. dry palate.
GMCC2181 (1553) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at pins in Media PA. Light hay color, with lively carbonation... small head that faded quicjly. Nice nose of hay, light grass, sour/tartness. Taste is wheat ale blended with a berliner wiesser. Light wheat, hay, slight tartness.....not bad at all. Body is very light, thin but not watery. Very drinkable... for a four percent beer this has good flavor. Overall: A good beer but I think I would rather have a wheat beer or a berliner wiesser...this is some where in between.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
No itís not an imperial stout, itís not 10% ABV, itís not uber-rare, itís not from the latest hyped up brewery, probably not a traditional berliner, did I mention itís not an uber-rare imperial stout.... It is a very solid, 4%, refreshing, session beer, (which I guess by default means it sucks, right?). Pale golden, nice head, fades to ring, comes back with a swirl. Light lacto tartness up front, lemon/citrus, light grass/hay. Flavor very clean, maybe too clean at times, tartness again up front. Grass/hay character through the middle, very light wheat sweetness in finish. Spritzy carbonation cleans the palate. Very highly sessionable. Not often I drink more than a sixer, let alone a case of any one beer, but even as the weather changes, still find myself slamming these. Well done guys!
drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - OCT 26, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
10/22/10. 12oz bottle. Faint wheat and citrus aroma with a big sour lemon flavor. One of Bellís most disappointing brews.
douglas88 (7172) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
An odd beer. Bottle thanks to Timbo. Pours a pale yellow with a small white head. The aroma is meaty, akin to chilli mac, citrus and grains. The flavor is tart and meaty, lots of citrus. Thin. Odd, but interesting.
bp (820) - Queens, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: pours a light straw color with no head, aroma of citrus and wheat, taste of citrus, light bodied, a bit carbonated
BeerandBlues2 (10687) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 23, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours hazy straw yellow with an average, frothy ivory head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (citrus), and average esters (banana, citrus) with notes of lemon. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), light hops (citrus), and average esters (citrus) with notes of lemon. Light body, low warmth and creaminess, medium carbonation with a dry finish.
GJF (1364) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very pale pour, not much of a white head. citrus/sour aroma. thereís lemon and straw in the flavor, tart finish--light body, kind of unbalanced.