malkyore (362) - - APR 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bells is my favorite brewery. Larry Bell is a god. If you tell me that Larry Bell drank a beer in his dreams and then realized it. I will seek this beer out. I will travel to the ends of the earth and back for a chance to try this beer, and I do this because I know it will be worth it. And it is. Bells is one of those breweries that can do whatever they want however they want and it will always be amazing and this beer is no different. This is hands down the best lager I have ever drank. It Pours a fizzy murky lemonade color, with a thick white head and some lacing. Not much of a nose, a little hops and a lot of citrus and grass. The taste is hoppy too. A citrusy ipa flavor, with a pop-like lager body. If you ever come to a place where you can get a bells one off, do it. I?ll come right out and say it, I HATE lagers and I find this beer amazing. This is how all beers should be, delicious, alcoholic, and highly original. Leave it to Larry Bell.....
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear pale gold color with a frothy two finger white foam head that slowly settles into a lasting cap/ring. Very nice retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind. Visible carbonation bubbling up.
Grassy floral hop aroma with ale malt and a slight adjunct presence. Some grass, straw and light fruit with slightly earthy, grassy, saaz like hops. There’s also some pilsner malts apple and pear. Decent but nothing special about the nose.
Medium bodied wih a crisp hop bite that lingers over the pale malt and sweet fruit notes into a dry finish. Bitter and dry with grass, straw and subtle pine needle followed by bread, biscuit, apple and pear. There’s also a weird adjunct like metallic graininess that I can’t put my finger on which lingers after the finish. Crisp and refreshing with nice dryness but a weird and unpleasant aftertaste.
Mark_Eck (1430) - - AUG 21, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours a golden color. Aroma and taste are grassy, fruity, and some bitterness.
NikkTwist (2416) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Khyber Pass. Clear yellow straw pour with a thin top of foam. Lasting ring. Very unusual powdery citrus flavors. Dried lemon peels dusted with honey corn starch. Tangerine pips. Snowflake bread rolls. Hints of dried pinecones. Vanilla ice cream. Lemon verbena. Plantains. Notes of sand tarts, oyster shells, buttered croissants, dream whip and toasted coconut. Standard base. Not huge or grand, but the flavors are just ... bizarre. And surprising. Which makes it quite noteworthy!
chucklemation (1177) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a pale gold with a thin white head and a little bit of lacing. Aroma is pine hops, citrus, and sweet resin. Flavor is sweet citrus and pine. Has a smooth body. This is very impressive. Delicious.
HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A pretty dang good hoppy lager. It’s a lot like Prima Pils, I’d say, but a bit heavier.
WabashMan (1023) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I found this on the menu and tried it on a whim, knowing Bells Brewery puts out good products. What a nice surprise! It doesn’t look like much, in truth, and the appearance is the weakest part of this beer, as it’s not much darker than your typical BMC type beer. But it’s got a nice crisp nose, moderately hopped, floral bite to the flavor. A very nice beer.
paintedmaple (654) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - AUG 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap...nice golden Lager color with a fragrant hop nose. Taste is of earthy, grassy grain and floral hops. Very easy drinking and delish.
bnokk (403) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
APPEARANCE ? straw color. Light head, gone in a flash.
NOSE ? clearly hop scent, but I don?t live it. Citra?
FLAVOR ? same taste as nose. Not so good, ma.
shigadeyo (3571) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
7/16/2015: Draught at Arnold’s in Cincinnati, Ohio... Pale, cloudy gold color with a white head; this lager seems to be hopped up with citra... it’s grassy and tangy with some mellon and lychee flavors. Average body and mouthfeel. Seems to drink larger than 6.5%. Okay overall, but a pint was more than enough for me.
PartyFowle (912) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale lemony hue, perfect clarity. Small, silky head of white. Aroma is earthy, with soil and a splash of orange balanced by grass and grain husks. Flavor is clean and crisp, with hops adding a citrusy snap to the otherwise featureless brew. Maybe a little herbal mint in there too. Very dry.