Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. I always thought of this as more of a Belgian whit, oh well. Hazy pale orange color. Decent head w/ lacing. Orangy aroma. Bready flavor, with citrus backbone. Tart, sweet, great for hot days.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I was really impressed with this beer. Really smooth. Aroma was of sweet oranges and warm bread. Appearance was a cloudy off-amber. Standard head with some nice lacing. Tasted a bit too sweet for my liking but i can see how people really like this. I usually enjoy sweet wheats but I think i was eating spicy food with this beer and it enhanced the sweetness. I will definitly reach for another.
soulrefugee (46) - Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2005 A very high quality, rich, slightly sweet, cloudy, wheat beer. It reminds me of Blue Moon, only much richer, and with much more character.
jde123 (767) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fantastically smooth american wheat beer, I thouroughly enjoyed this one. Color is spot on, a nice hazy body topped by a thin white fronth, hoppy aroma and hoppy taste, very good.
redmosquito (172) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUL 2, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well Iíve probably had this beer over 100 times and Iíve never rated it, so last night when I had one I figured its about time. Yellowish opaque white in color (served with an orange which I removed) with a white head. The beer is loaded with malt, bread and sweet wheat, and citrus. The flavor is sweet with moderate bitterness, wheat malt blended fresh bread, and a slightly fruity and even more slightly spice. As a wheat beer it has plenty of body and a nice lingering sweetness. This is one of the best summer beers out there, refreshing, not overly hopped or spiced, and well balanced.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2005
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a hazy orange gold with a slight amount of white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma is sweet and yeasty, but nothing particularly special. Flavor is sweet and light, with bits of sugared fruit and a slight spiciness. Overall, I didnít find this particularly likeable, but it could be me and the style.
alaskanwarren (286) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 29, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This gorgeous ale impressed me first with its aroma. Sweet and spicy with that wheat and yeast aroma that comes from a good wheat beer. Appearance is cloudy yellow in color and white head. Flavors are exciting, spicy and lots of banana. Delicious and complex, itís a wonderful beer that leaves you wanting more.
BlueDevil0206 (122) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours a slightly hazy orangey yellow with a small head that settled quickly. Aroma is of grainy/husky malt (hopefully no tannins) with some citrus and some slight fruity esters. Hops come through but barely. Flavor is of malted wheat and sweet caramel malt with some spicy noble hop flavor and moderate bitterness. This beer is definitely made using an English or American ale yeast as the fruity esters common to wheat beers are almost none existent except for a bit of citrus. Body is pretty thin and decently carbonted. Not too impressive to be from Kalamazoo.
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bells never disappoints me, even with a style thatís hard to work with as this one is. Light orange/copper, hazy pour. White head that sticks around for a while. Yeasty aroma, thicker mouthfeel than normal for a wheat, which is nice. Strong malt flavor with the wheat very apparent. Good esters in the flavor, too -- lots of clove and banana.
Hangover (1092) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light orange pour with a somewhat lasting eggshell head. Aroma is mostly yeast and very mild. Creamy mouthfeel with notes of wheat, banana and a little spiciness. The wheat lingers into the aftertaste. For the style its pretty good. I found it rather drinkable and a good example of a summer seasonal.