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Bells Poolside Cherry Wheat

Bells Poolside Cherry Wheat
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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Summer   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Another ale fermented with Montmorency cherries, Poolside is a light bodied wheat ale that blends clove and tart cherry flavors for a summer session beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2010
Serving: Draft at Fireworks.
It pours a damn near opaque reddish orange. This shit is cloudy. There is a slight foamy head. The nose is a mix of strong wheat notes, dust, and sour cherries. Very unusual. The taste has a slight metallic twinge at first, but it eventually passes. There is a dry wheat character with some lemon, yeast, sour cherries, and a slight malt sweetness. Bizarre! The body is light with almost excessive carbonation and a medium, clean finish. This beer leaves me wondering what to think. Is it wheat? Is it fruit? Is it sour? It’s all of the above and I kind of like it!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Hazy orange-caramel with big, foamy, white head / Nose of wheat and spice / Light body, tart with a hint of sweetness, with decent malts matching good, lightly, bitter finish / Big flavors of wheat with notes of lemon, cherries, and grain spice / An elegant and subtle fruit beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
On tap at Hopcat (Grand Rapids, MI). Hopcat 25 Bells tap event for RBSG kickoff! Pours a hazy murky golden hue, a touch of orange. Aromas are a good clove base, touch of herry, banana esters move in with wheat bread, wheaty bitterness, smooth sweetness. Initial is a bit of sweet cherries, faint tartness, banana and pear. Wheat bread, light malty sweetness. Decent summer wheat beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Served on draft at Hopcat in Grand Rapids, and labeled there just as Poolside Pale Wheat. Pours a pale orange color with a medium creamy head. Good head retention . Nice lacing. The aroma is bready and spicy with caramel and faint fruity notes. The taste is tart fruity notes, bread and spice. Medium bodied, Quite tart and fairly interesting beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (9017) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Draft pint at International Tap House-Soulard. Pours a hazy, dull orange with reddish tints and a small, resilient white head. Aroma of tart cherries, wheat, and yeast. The cherries struck me right away in the flavor, too, which also has bready malts, yeast, wheat, and some mild spice along the lines of coriander. Medium-bodied, with a tart, bready mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Decent wheat ale, easy to drink and sessionable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Guest draft at Revolution. Pours a cloudy pink/orange with an off white head. Nose is mellow with wheat and cherries. Good cherry flavor, almost a little bit of orange and other citrus, and good wheat flavor to match. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JaBier (6496) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Sample at Gallo’s. Hazy orange to pink pour with a thin white head. Aroma of banana, clove and a bit of cherry. Banana flavor with clove and wheat before a semi tart cherry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 17, 2010
Draft at Revolution. Pours a very cloudy pinkish orange with a lasting white head. Nose is tart cherries, wheat bread and light spiciness. On taste, the cherries really come through quite nicely. Kind of like a wit with cherries, some citrus peaks through as well as more of the wheat notes. Very refreshing and natural tasting. No odd industrial notes. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (12854) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2010
Draft. Cloudy apple cider body topped by off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, cherry, light sour, cream. Taste is moderately sweet, cherry, wheat. Light-medium body, some creaminess.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nash7624 (18) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - JUL 13, 2010
16oz pour from tap. Extremely cloudy, yellow/orange body with white head. Wheat yeast in the nose with faint cherry backing. Initially slightly sweet malt followed by huge cherry flavor finishing slightly dry and sour. Wonderful wheat.

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