LutzBrau (43) - iowa city, Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my favorite Bells beers!
light-Medium body, citrus flavor and a great hops finish. 5/10 bitterness.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another very refreshing, easily accessible beer that, given half a chance should be able to convert some macro-only drinkers...
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to beer handy for this. This is my first new Bellís style in a while, and Iím psyched about that. Unique aroma of hopcit, fruit, malt, some corn flakes, grapefruit, and bread. Pours very turbid orange, looking like a glass of extra-pulped orange juice. Man, this taste is complex, with malt, huge bread, varying levels of citrus including grapefruit, orange, and some banana and spices. Smooth palate, but not as firm as the color of the beer would suggest. As it warmed, I noticed more breadiness and black pepper. This is a very good wheat beer.
beerhandy (195) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A golden beer with a fading head (how unwheat beer like). Citrus and Cake aromas
Smooth wheat flavor hints of spice (clove, banana) nice balance and easy drinking
poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beautiful beautiful color. Canít say that itís typical of AMerican wheats but I liked it. In fact I liked it so much that I named my cat after it!
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange, thin head for a wheat. Slightly orange wheat nose. Flavor is nutty, wheaty orange. Too sweet. Clovey?
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2006 oooh, i had this on tap again and it was kickass. appearance was very hazey orange and yellow color with very nice foamy white head. the flavor was full of yummy wheat almost a chewy gumball and wheat and nice orange, citrus, saaz hops, and lots o lemon zest. Very nice malts and very well balanced. YUM.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled at the DC gathering. I was disappointed with this one. perhaps it was always going to suffer in comparison with all the big, beefy beers I had been tasting before it. Itís quite fruity (melons in there somewhere) but I found it rather run of the mill. I know itís the style but, without the banana esters of German wheat or the spices of a Belgian, I struggled to find much of interest. Iím sure it would be fine as a summer quaffer and may have impressed more in less exalted company.
maltdog (621) - Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Startling color of goldenrod leaning towards green. Bespeckled with suspended motes. Miniscule head and little carbonation. Massive buttercream and caramel nose with apple, hay, and a hint of cumin. Slight caramel again leads the flavor, with supporting roles being fruity unripe peach tartness, butterscotch, wax, and minerally wellwater. Light and creamy palate. Clean finish with a chalky afterfeel. Ho-hum wheat ale oddly dominated by diacetyl and buttery yeast.
jimhilt (2543) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Typical summer ale, light bodied, light-medium carbonation and a cloudy pale yellow. Pours a one-fingered, white head that settles quickly but leaves some lace. Looking for the wheat and not finding it, this is a pale without the bitter hoppy aftertaste. 12oz bottle $1.75, from Liquor Barn, Lexington, KY.