DrnkMcDermott (2873) - 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. KBCís 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 Chicagoís West Loop, right across from Oprahís 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.
allienora603 (20) - - MAY 5, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
floral, golden, medium sweetness, light body, lively, A very refreshing beer for the summer time, goes with about anything
eaglebones (64) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Cloudy yellow with short white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is yeast and citrus. Mildly sweet with crisp, bitter finish. Taste of lemon and orange rind. Very nice overall.
generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 12 oz bottle into a mug.
Appearance: The body has a light haze and a nice yellow color. Itís head is bright white, tall and long lasting. It also make some nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: I get ligjt notes of sour dough bread, light grain and light grassy hops with a slight citrusy lemon.
Taste/Palate: Up front itís bready with mild citrusy notes moving in. As it finishes more grassy hop bitterness comes out. Overall itís refreshing and weíll carbonated.
VeinAle (113) - Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spicy and crisp, golden color with a small white head. Definitely a summer brew. Smooth drinking.
CousinBrenden (125) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very spicy aroma, coriander wheat and dried fruits. Flavor is wheat and some Belgian yeast character. Very carbonated full glass lacing. Finishes very dry and crisp with lingering wheat.
degbert (1301) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a medium gold with a high, fine-grained, off-white head. Nose is spice, stone fruit, wheat, and yeast -- nicely balanced. Very tasty; nothing predominates, but the sweetness, fruitiness, and grain balances perfectly. Thereís none of the slightly hollow notes that wheat ales can develop. Long, smooth finish. A classic.
Dorkenstein (25) - - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of lemons and oranges. Color is hazy yellow with a thin rim of white foam on top. Taste is of navel oranges, coriander, black pepper, and biscuits on the middle of the mouth. Fizzy mouth feel on the palate. Very sweet and jucicey Orange follows.
RRistow12 (384) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with white head. Good lacing. Citrusy aroma with some orange. Taste is mild bitterness with moderate sweetness. Flavor is light and citrusy a little bit of biscuity sweetness. Excellent summer beer.
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311Lebowski (8) - Iowa, USA - APR 15, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Every time i see it on a shelf i feel like i need it. Great summer patio pounder. Probably the best summer seasonal available
Blueheron0123 (5) - - APR 15, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A great summer wheat beer. Mild fruit finish with just the right hop finish. Always look forward to springtime when this is available.