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 (7095) - 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 (7423) - 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 (836) - New York, 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 (10891) - 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 (1371) - 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.
liebezeit (1) - USA - OCT 20, 2010 does not count
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
citrus, heavily sour, light body, thin feel, lively, astringent
Not my kind of beer, but an acquaintance let me know my taste was not developed enough to appreciate this beer.
Narnad (1507) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very clean, highly carbonated pale yellow color with a bubbly white, thin, head that sticks around for a while. Aroma has a pronounced wheat presence, mild herbal (almost clove-like) with just a touch of lemon juice at the end. Flavor has a pretty hefty lemon citrus bite to it through the entire sipping along with a wheat sourness to it and finishes with a few grassy hops notes. Body is very crisp with a slight sting from the high fine carbonation and finishes very clean with only the citrus carrying on after its swallowed. Overall the flavor is pretty complex for a wheat ale and does provide a crisp, citrusy brew to drink up. Much more of a summer beer than a cold weather brew, in my opinion.
jgb9348 (5168) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 18, 2010
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Slightly hazy golden coloured body with a large dense white head and a very still (no bubbles) look. Aroma of funky pale wheat with some corn behind and a touch of apples. Some light funk in the smell as well with a little coriander seed as well. Light-bodied; Assertive sugars up front with a funky slightly sour note of lemons and vinegar, followed by some light wheat, a minor amount of sweetness and a very clean feel. Aftertaste has some light citrus notes, a touch of yeast and a lot of the slightly sour sweet flavours - odd. Overall, not such a great beer, especially for the style. It wasnít a horrible beer, but not a good one and an interesting one for the style! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Normís in Vienna, Virginia on 03-October-2010 sampled at home in Washington on 18-October-2010.
jameswolfe (160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much in aroma....the taste is sour and salty at the same time with a crisp citric aftertaste. Its different than most Bells and worth trying but not much else.