cbfobes (2287) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Maduro in Madison, pours a clear yellow with a decent white head and lacing, the aroma has an impressive amount of citrus and floral hops, the flavor is crisp and clean with a fruity finish and a touch of pine, very enjoyable brew.
Sammy (8524) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed at the brewery’s tasting room. A hoppy lager, very good for its style. Dry hopped. A nice lawn mower beer, and one that would replace others drunk in mowing days gone by. Very good drinkability, and one that would transition many a macro drinker who does not realize he likes hops. Medium mouthfeel.
MIBRomeo (2555) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
1st sip pure simcoe delicious w/ a nice sweet fruity and floral aroma. Then the beer falls off and gets muddied like a dirty wheat lager... aroma 9 taste 6 biz 3 pal 3
sleestak (226) - Williamston, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the Eccentric with the wifey. In truth, I ordered the Wild One, but kept taking surreptitious nips of this beautiful beer. The pale straw color and moderate white head apparently had me hard-wired to expect a wan beer experience, but lo! this was anything but. Unexpectedly piney aroma with traces of cereal. Flavor brought forth more PNW hop character, accompanied by crisp graininess and minerality. Very dry finish. Q-falls is very likely Bell’s most underrated creation.
neuromatt (1131) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2011 On tap at the the Bell’s Eccentric Café in Kalamazoo, served in a tasting glass. Pours clear straw with a small white head. The head fades quickly to a thin remnant and leaves a small amount of white lace. The nose has satisfying lemony citrus notes along with pine and crystal malts. The flavour is dry throughout with straw and big hops with notes of fruit and citrus, pine and forest. The finish is clean with a lagerish quality. On the palate, it is light in body with a dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent crisp and hoppy lager that is more ale-like than I expected. 2011-08-14
madvike (2693) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Maduro - Pours clear yellow with a foamy white head. Light citrus hop nose, with apricot, light cracker malt--clean and crisp. Taste is light, fruity, but with a light, clean peach and citrus/grass hop finish. Has the same pale malt, with a real bitter, quenching component. Light-bodied and nicely carbonated. Beautiful.
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GTMW. Brilliant, crystal-clear golden yellow. Big hop aroma - pine, citrus. Very present, smooth hop bitterness, with a brief glimpse of the pale malt, citrus lemon, and biscuit on the tail-end. Residual crisp bitterness. Very fresh and clean. Low fruitiness and ultra-crispness only thing keeping this in the premium lager category and not the IPA category. So easy to drink.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at the GTMW. Pours pale amber with a finger thick white head. Aroma is lager malts, piney and earth. Flavor is much the same as the aroma. I could drink this beer all day. Light bodied and medium carbonation. Has a dry finish.
aasher (112) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer was featured at the "12 Bell’s of Christmas" at Chatham Tap in Fishers, IN in early December. First off, I have to start this off with wow. It pours a BMC like dark straw yellow with no head at all. It look no different than a Bud or Millter Lite. This deception leads to a greater finish. It smells great. It has this Gumballhead mixed with IPA aroma to it. It is very piny, floral, has hoppy bitterness to go with subtle sweetness. The flavor mirrors this. It has the flavor of Gumballhead mixed with an IPA to feature a perfect mix of the two. This is by far the best lager I’ve ever had. It drinks very light and smooth. The content is very deceptive. It drinks so light and has exceptional flavor that this beer can creep up on you. It is excellent, absolutely phenomenal. Wow. It’s disappointing that this may have been my only time to drink it. What a beer
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Stub and Herb’s Bell’s Fermented Eclipse Event. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a pale shade of yellow with a bit of haze. Several finger white head and a bit of lacing. Nose consists primarily of a really nice earthy pine scent with a bit of a floral aspect to it as well. Taste isn’t quite as heavy on the pine, and adds in a bit of mild bready flavors. Mouthfeel is nice and dry with the spice. Although a bit heavy and unique in the flavor to be too drinkable, this was quite good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-14-2010