zach8270 (3904) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 10, 2008 [draft - 10th Annual PA Microbrewers Fest - Pennsylvania Brewing Co. - Pittsburgh, PA] Poured a cloudy yellow color with a thick white head and good lacing. Spicy wheat aroma. I detected some orange zest and possibly some coriander in addition to the malt and wheat. Very zesty and spicy flavor with mainly malt rather than wheat as the big taste. Spicy finish with a nice wheat bite at the end.
JMerritt (1898) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow and very murky. Lots of little floaties in this one. Head is white and thick -- average in size for a wheat beer. Lemon and orange zest, sweet malt, and vanilla cookies in the aroma. Cloves and oranges can be found in the malt dominated flavor. Some spicy hops in the finish, rounded out by sour grains and wheat tanginess.
shrubber85 (9274) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2013 Sweet peach aroma. Yellow gold color with next to no head. Sweet peach and wheat flavor. Good body. A very sweet wheat beer - nice and not cloying (2004). Update (2013) - fruit aroma and flavor much more subdues with more wheat malt flavor. Light herbal finish. Doesnít seem to be as sweet as I remember but still a nice beer.
123456green (46) - houston, Texas, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2004 Pours hazy and very cloudy. Very little to almost no head to speak of. Aroma is of sweet lemon like. As one would guess this beer is yeasty. Finish is somewhat sticky and bitter. Try with lemon slice really wakes up missing taste. Not the best bell's beer you can buy, but good summer fun.
FlacoAlto (4006) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy straw color with a hint of orange. No real head when poured but when roused forms a thinish white head. Aromas of yeast, fresh bread, wheat, and a bit of lemony acidity. The taste is spritzy, lemony, with a hint of yeast imparted complexity (perhaps a hint of banana and a bit of clove). This is a nice easy drinking hot weather beer. I like the bit of lemon-acidity, whithout which this beer would be a dud. As this beer warms up the fruitiness picks up a bit. There is a nice bit of spiciness, which seems to be from a hop contribution. Certainly recommended if you are in need of Summer time refreshment.
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 31, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours hazy/cloudy yellow gold with a big white head. Yeasty/wheaty aroma with slight citrus. A little too bitter for the style. Not the most impressive of the Bells lineup.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, marked with "6276". Tons of suspended sediment in the body, wish I had poured more gently! Thin white head. Burnt cookie and overripe banana in the aroma. The flavor has a very strong yeast component for obvious reasons. The carbonation and spicy hops make for a very lively mouthfeel. The beer has a brief bready sweetness but itís quickly eclipsed by the yeast and strong hops. Has a herbal, bitter finish. I think the hops are way to strong, they hide whatever nice wheat characteristics might have been in the beer. Also, all the yeast in my glass probably contributes to masking the malt as well.
civforprez (229) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAY 28, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
This beer pours just like any other wheat beer in appearance. Small, diminishing head. Cloudy. Subtle aroma and flavor can best be sescribed as soft. Nothing special but nothing objectionable either.
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - Cloudy and very light in color, small white head. Very mild in taste and aroma. Slighty yeasty - not my favorite Bells beer.
jonspar10 (1) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 19, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A wonderful summertime beer. Terrific by itself, improved with a squeeze of lemon. Important to serve in a glass, as you should properly mix in the malt residue at the bottom of the bottle. Cloundy golden color, wonderful nose. What a freshing summer been should be.