mixmasterob (872) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ The Midway Pub. Poured a hazy dark orange with big pillowy white head, opaque. Aroma was big time yeast, banana esters and some clove, reminded me somewhat of a saison but i don’t drink a lot of Hefes. Didn’t get much cherry. Lots of yeasty flavors up front, somewhat intense, big flavor just wasn’t getting any cherry. Finished dry with a nice spicy finish. Solid.
CanIHave4Beers (2777) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at El Bait Shop, Eccentric cafe during RBSG, then again at El Bait Shop this evening. Damn, it’s about time I rated this sucka. Pours a very hazy orange with an almost read tint. The beer presents a nice head and leaves some lace. The aroma is fruity with some banana and plenty of yeast. The flavor is lightly tart with some cherry and some banana with a bit of white bread and some yeasty notes.
Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Poured hazy reddish amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate tart cherry and wheat aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft… RBSG 2010… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Heavy banana and clove in the bouquet, but no raspberries. Medium to full-bodied with a very creamy mouthfeel and tickling carbonation. The flavor is quite tangy, fruity and sweet. Here is where I really pick up the raspberries. Medium-dry finish.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Chappy’s Tap Room -- served in a typical pint glass. Orange in color, creamy white head. Faint cherry aroma. Distinct cherry tart flavor mixed with wheat, hay and grass notes. Fruity cherry flavor, but not sweet, nicely balanced. Excellent orange flavor in the finish reminded me of Oberon. Well carbonated, light to medium bodied. Nice refreshing summer beer, not over the top fruity, very tasty and drinkable. Good enough for me to order a second pint.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at HopCat while in town for RBSG. Pours a milky soft greyed yellow with a medium white head. Light banana yeast and a little cherry. Soft and light cherry flavors, cherry and wheat. Gentle cherry on the finish. Tart and crisp.
udflyerfan07 (173) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft for a tapping at Chappy’s in Dayton, OH. Poured a very orange color. Good aroma of citrus and fruits. Taste was pleasantly very good. Strong citrus flavor and stronger then I expected. I’d drink this again.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at CAH. Pours heavily turbid straw colored with 1-finger off-white head. Nose is big cherry, pale malt, mild hops, bready, slight floral. Tastes of big cherry, malty, with hops, a subdued muted maltiness matched by a strong yet well integrated cherry flavor. Fairly rich and complex as fruit beers go.
FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Eccentric for RBSG. Pours a soft pink with a fluffy small white head. Aroma is slightly cherry, very wheat and grainy. Flavor is much less cherry than I hoped, more grainy and wheaty. Not to say it is not refreshing, I just hoped for more complexity and real cherry sharpness. Light to medium body and a sharp fizzy carbonation. Alright, but I’ve had much better cherry wheat beers.
obxdude10 (1945) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’m not usually into fruit-flavors beers, but the Bells Poolside Cherry is very delicious. The beer pours a cloudy and hazy dark golden color with a thick and rich white head. The head leaves a nice amount of lacing around the sides of the glass. The nose is full of sweet cherries, a slight hint of banana and some light cloves. The flavors were fairly sweet, but not over-the-top. Obviously cherries dominated the body, but some banana, clove and yeast helped to round out the beer.