jake65 (2508) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Yellow in color with a light haze and small white head. Nose is dry and grassey with a little floral bit. Light and crisp flavor profile; lemon, grass, and florals. Refreshing.
CpyNPrnT (100) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sour taste. Not much more than that. Had two bottles, gave the other away. Not the best brew by Bellís.
Brewbie (446) - New York, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. hazy gold, light carbonation, thin white head. light citrus aroma. very tart puckering first sip. lemony. first of this style. interesting.
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is...well, nearly nonexistent. It isnít even half a finger high, and the retention is horrible. Just not a pretty beer.
S: The aroma is troubling - the primary smell is funk, and itís an unpleasantly cheesy, almost diapery funk. Hints of apple hides behind the unpleasantries. Luckily, the nose here is pretty mild.
T: Apple notes hit first. After the funk appears in the middle of the palate, it finishes with a vaguely sweet cream flavor. Very mild wisps of tartness try to poke through to little avail. Actually, this works a lot better than it did on the aroma. Still not great in my eyes, though - the flavors are rather muddled.
M: Probably the best part of the brew; itís light and crisp in all the right places, with a thirst quenching sweet upsurge on the back end.
O: What little Iíve sampled of the style, I havenít liked. This is definitely the closest Iíve come to liking a Berliner. It still has its fair share of flaws which keep that from happening: poor aroma, ugly look, and undefined flavors mean Iím not going to get this one again.
pbzbo (4) - - FEB 27, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright clear straw color poured from bottle, effervescent but no head, no lacing. Aroma of funky wheat. Taste more cleanly sour than aroma, lemony wheat, crisp. Somewhat one-dimensional but tasty and refreshing.
krompt (611) - - FEB 26, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
For what it is, I like it. Itís really nice when warm outside. I can do things outside that make me sweat.
williamherbert (1193) - Syracuse, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled 11/26/13. Clear golden color, tons of carbonation but no head. The aroma is faint lager stuff with a whiff of tartness. To the untrained nose one might think it went bad. The tart carries over into the flavor; I know thatís the style but it could be less vinegar-like. The funk is out of this world. My own palate might not be trained enough to hang with the Berliner Weisse style. If you like sour/tart, then go for it.
UDBeernut (1402) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours light gold, thin white head. dull wheat nose. taste has wheat sweetness, slight butter, finishes lightly tart. i mean, really almost no sour. ligh body. pass.
njager246 (289) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is tart citrus, sour taste...very tart.... unique for sure and great for a summer day
Ferris (1864) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Tart, salty and citrus. Pale gold with a rich white head. Tart tropical fruit, citrus and a hit of salt. Nice and refreshing.
hotstuff (3732) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 5-15-2010 at Bock & Rock event in Minster, OH. This draft beer pours a small smooth white head that mostly diminishes, hazy straw body, no visible carbonation, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is sweet, citrus and wheat. The taste is sweet, acidic, wheat, and zesty with a dry finish. The palate is zesty and this beer is medium bodied. Overall, this beer tasted flat and not a lot of character which seems out of character for Bells Brewery.