DrnkMcDermott (2934) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 18, 2008 Draft, at KBC, Oct. 20, ’03. Cloudy, good color but no real head. Lemony flavor, certainly spritzy and refreshing. KBC’s taproom, the "Eccentric Cafe," though, leaves a little to be desired. Exposed brick just makes it seem cold, not much crowd (of course it was football Sunday and they had no TV). Seemed to be run by artsy college students.
Re-rate: Draft, 2006. I found this on tap at Wishbone, a Cajun restaurant in Chicago’s West Loop, right across from Oprah’s studios, as it turns out. Was able to enjoy it much better here. Nice orange body again, very hoppy and spicy nose. The first taste hits both Saaz and lemony flavor of a wheat beer. My impression is revised upward.
Bottled. Aug. 18, 08. Batch #8613 My first "official" Bell’s purchased since they came back to Illinois: Pours amber-yellow with a fizzy white head. Smell of lemon with a touch of cider, some yeast. Hazy. Toasty malt and wheat flavor, a little citrus taste. Lacks the spiciness I find with other American wheat beers. Orange character arises later on. No distinct hop impressions. Actually a little heavy for summer swilling, but I just bought this sixpack in mid-August; it’ll settle in nicely for fall.
J_man (834) - Tustin, California, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spicy, sour, yeasty wheat beer aroma from a murky medium yellow body with a foamy white head. Lots of good wheat taste here with a full body that makes this more substantial than a lot of wheat beer. Some cloves in the middle but not strong and a nice alcohol bite for a wheat beer. Finishes slightly sweet and yeasty. Very refreshing and very good.
samsmith33 (727) - - NOV 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can to goblet. Aroma is corn, wheat, grass, hay. A bit musty. Touch of fruit, maybe orange, deeper down. Appearance is Light yellow, mildly cloudy...medium white head. Taste is grass and light citrus. A shy aftertaste. Feel is a touch pasty, but smooth. A bit underwhelmed.
drjoeng (326) - - NOV 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5.8%ABV. Wheat Ale.
Poured out of the bottle a light amber. 8ºSRM.
Nose is beery and wheaty. There is some fruity herbaceousness to the nose. Some residual dusty floury aromas.
Mouthfeel is watery. There are some light toasty flavors with wheat toast coming up most prominently.
Light hop finish.
Overall, a light drinking adequately put together ale
closey22 (1334) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold with thin beige head; aroma is mild slightly fruity raspberries; flava is sweet raspberry and subtle grain; feels medium creamy soft but lively fizz; finishes dry tangy
CObiased (153) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nothing bad or special here. Pretty typical wheat ale. Heavy wheat flavor, low malt flavor and some hop in the background. Middle of the road well made wheat ale.
MRMedellin (227) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - OCT 11, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The aroma is pretty good, you can feel a strong floral notes, but for a wheat beer I would have expected the nice banana or cloves aromas but actually they are not in there. Regarding to the color is a blond beer with a standard white head. When is tasted is medium bodied, but the alcohol flavor prevail over the others, so there are not malt flavors or hop flavors an at the end just a earthy flavor. I seriously do not understand why everyone gave it such a high score.
luchadore (12) - - OCT 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Floral hop with pleasing citrus note. This can be hard to find by its strong following is putting it on more and more shelves. Even saw it at a wedding!! Great breakfast beer!
terefere (308) - Durham, USA - OCT 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours golden, clear, small head, some lacing. Aroma of yeast. Taste of yeast, wheat malts, some spices.
mkel07 (4514) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 24, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beer Cartel 240915. You don’t see many of Bell’s beers in this part of the world so I snap them up when I can. Weighty number this one with solid colour and a head that fades. Good strong body and a fair bit or fruitiness happening.
micmillon18 (35) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 12, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 16oz can into a pub glass. Packaged 5/15/15.
Aroma - Bubblegum sweetness, cereal (Captain Crunch?), dare I say orange creamsicle?
Appearance - Hazy, deep orange.
Taste - Matches the nose completely with a balancing bitterness. Hops, in their own right, bring out bright orange-like flavors. Incredibly unique. If I were a kid again, wondering what a beer smells like, I’d assume it’d be something like this.
Palate - Creamy (emphasis), medium bodied.
Overall - Lives up to the hype and more. In a style that typically lacks any real oomph, and often leaves me wondering why I just didn’t have a hefeweizen instead, this one is a no-brainer.