Zeswaft (1671) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2006 First batch of 2006. Really malt dominated. Grassy hops and malt dominate the aroma. Come to think about this beer really reminds me of Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold.
cigarsnbeer (146) - Valley City, North Dakota, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
AHHH, summer. And this is a great beer for summer. Light and crisp, perfect for those dog days of summer
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iíve heard good things about this beer from many of my friends, from beer connoisseurs to the lightest of lager drinkers and everywhere in between, so my expectations may have been a bit high. Wasnít let down, but wasnít amazed.
Aroma was strong and sour, pungent smells of the hops as well as some yeasty smell. Smelled a bit sweet, though. Color was a murky yellow, which reminded me of many other beers Iíve liked, so that boded well. Flavor was interesting, though nothing paticularly special, or enjoyable really. Some generic citrus (canít decide if Iím tasting lemon or light, sweet grapefruit) and wheat characters in the body of the beer, but some other flavor players include bread yeast, spiced pear, and sweet liquour. All in all, fairly warming flavors. The end and aftertaste are dominated by a thick, resinous hoppy flavor. I would normally call the body pleasantly thick and a bit gritty, butit doesnít match well with the tastes here. Shrug.
swirl (267) - collingswood, New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a cloudy golden color with a white head. Some sweet maltiness along with scents of grapefruit and butter. The flavor is more aggressive than the appearance and aroma implies. A great bitter sweetness with hints of grapefruit and some minor toffee. A good beer for the summer, crisp but not overly refreshing. A beer that would probably be better on tap than in bottle.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - MAY 15, 2005
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I was expecting some flavor from this and all I got was a cloudy yellow colored beer with no aroma, no flavor, and was tough to take down. This had an acidic taste to it the whole time that made me cringe with every sip, I was expecting lemon or orange and there was nothing but a terrible bite to it. Maybe the keg went bad.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy and golden with a 1/4 inch white fluffy head. Smells like bread and a touch of citrus. Had to work hard to find the aroma in my glass though. Flavor is surprisingly sweet and not very strong. The taste is like a vanilla sandwich on white bread with a glass of orange juice to wash it down... On the palate it is light and airy as a good wheat should be. Tasty for a summer day, but Iím not overly impressed by this one. It is Bellís though so it is very true to the style! I could drink it again on the deck this summer.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent full mouthfeel for a refreshing beer. Wheat and citrus flavors came through the strongest with spicy undertones. I wasnít blown away by the flavor, but it is a more interesting flavor than many of the wheats I have tried.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy, golden bronze in color with a creamy, 3/8" white head. Smells of Wonderbread, orange cream, nutmeg and cloves. Taste is cherry-vanilla, amarillo and orange cream. Subtly sweet. Not really any strong flavor elements; rather reserved. Decent summer drink.
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This poured out a very murky and cloudy yellow with a white head that almost shot up over the top of the glass. The head stuck around for a bit and left rings of lace as this was drank. The aroma was yeasty with a bit of spice and a lemony zip to it. Also there was a good amount of sweetness present in the nose. The flavor started off with doughy malt and lemony notes and a bit of banana. There were also notes of various spices through that taste. It finished with a dry spicy after taste. Mouthfeel is medium and feels pretty heavy on the tongue. This is pretty tasty and wheat beers are usually not my thing, but I could drink a lot of this if I was in the mood. Great example of the style and a great beer.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
iím just not feelin this one. pours a clear pale golden. minimal head no lacing has a dusty aroma. taste is hops and malt not too strong though. not a bad beer. i expected more from bells. good beer for mowing the lawn.