theisti (3295) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 27, 2011
++++ RE-RATE 26-January-2011 ++++
12 oz bottle given to me by beastiefan2k, who gave me the bottle with the understanding I would re-rate, so here goes. Batch 9934 which means it was packaged on September 20th, 2010 - making it around 4 months past packaging at time of tasting. Pour is an ever so lightly hazed yellow golden with a fluffy one inch white head that falls slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is soft tasrt lemon, along with a soft wheat earthiness. The aroma is clean and bright. Taste is the softly tart lemon citrus of the nose, blended nicely with the the wheat - this time showing more mineral than earthy. Clean, bright, I really enjoy the subtle citrus bite - really bright and thirst quenching beer. The palate is light to medium bodied, nice active carbonation, and a dry clean brightly tart finish. As it warms, a bit of butter shows up. First time around, I thought this was a pretty run of the mill wheat beer - this time, a really nice quaff-able slightly tart beer. Nice one, thanks Eugene for having me retry this. (8,4,7,4,15 - 3.8)
++++ ORIGINAL RATING 12-September-2010 ++++
4 oz pour at the Flying Saucer beer festival in Kansas City. Pour is a cloudy yellow lighter golden with a loose white head. Aroma is faint, what is there is grainy wheat and only a whisper of lemon peel. Taste is the nose, fairly straight forward grain wheat and very mild sourness. Palate is lighter bodied, nice carbonation, crisp clean finish. Nice enough. (6,3,7,3,13 - 3.2)
BelgianBeerGal (3240) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the KC F.S. Pale yellow color with a thin white head. Pretty light aroma and flavor. Refreshing yet filling in an unexpected way.
smith4498 (3064) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear pale golden color with off white head. Wheat aroma. Mild wheat flavor. Light body with mild carbonation.
andyhwcinc (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12 oz bottle, enjoyed while watching Total Recall. Aroma is faint, if existent at all, hints of lemon and grass. Appearance is cloudy yellow with pretty much no head. Taste is rather crisp, good malt backing but relatively sour along the corners of the mouth. Itís pretty much a standard wheat ale faintly mixed with a sour ale, somewhat lemony too. I canít tell if I like it or not, pretty average, definitely sub-par for a Bells brew.
Onslow (1210) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Slightly cloudy yellow brew wtih almost no head. Aroma of glue mixed with lemon. Flavor is Flavor is light at the start with a disporportionate gluten bitter / lemon sour / something tart finish. It is distincitve but not appealing to me.
bmcginni (20) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a crisp golden straw with a short-lived white head. Citrus fruit nose, but tending more towards a soury tartness than C hop. Crisp beer with a mild tartness. Wanting a lot more though. Once you get past the too subtle tart, youíre left with only a very simple, non-descript beer. Nothing here to get excited about. No hop flavor/aroma. Refreshing palate cleanser. Not much more. Would be best on a hot and humid sweaty summer day.
jsf23mr (217) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
picked up at the local liquor store. I was excited about another Bells brew but this didnt live up to expectations. Taste is grass, lemon, and bread. I thought i might have had a sour batch because the aftertaste is so sour and bitter, but it might be the lemon.
fidelis83 (2003) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy pale yellow-gold with a 1 finger, creamy, bright white head that has excellent retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is wheat, soured grain, a touch of funk and lemon citrus. Flavor is lemon, toast, light floury wheat, cereal and acidic tartness. Palate is light bodied with a medium, sharp carbonation and off dry feel throughout. Not bad, somewhere between a wheat ale and berliner weisse, like a berliner light.
rabba9 (115) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - SEP 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours a slightly cloud light yellow with very little white head. Aroma is slightly sour and lemony. The primary flavor is a sour that bites the tongue with a lemon citrus finish. Medium carbonation and body. For a session beer I donít think I could have more than one.
TheBeerGod (5329) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fluffy white head atop a golden body. Aroma is big wheat and yeast notes, light lemon and soft funkiness. Taste is big grains, cereal, light lemon, funky yeast, berries, and sweet malt. Body is light and bubbly. Finish is more wheat/grains, soft lemon zestiness, faint berry tartness, yeast notes and sweet malt. Nice summer beer!