eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 20, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
My least favorite of the three in the series, this one had a distinct grapefruit profile with some funky chemical aroma. Turpentine? Pine-sol? this might have tasted better with some really bold food.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2006
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampler @ Bell’s Eccentric Cafe: Pours a clearish, yellow color, little head, white, lasting. Very wheaty aroma, malt. Grapefruit taste, some malt, very grapefruity.
Tmoney99 (10080) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub Cafe. Poured hazy pale color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Light bitter flavor with a light bitter finish of moderate duration. Good, but not a standout.
Silphium (3158) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
One of three beers recently available as part of an "Experimental Series" at the Eccentric Cafe. All highlight the characteristics of a single hop, balanced by light, cerealy malts. The bar staff did not know which particular hop was highlighted in each beer, however. This version poured a slightly hazy yellow-orange, with a medium to thick off-white head. Perfumey aroma with light notes of citrus. This uses the most citrusy hops variety of the three experimental beers, still perfumey, but with crisp grapefruit notes. Nothing huge or bitter here, though. A rather bland beer, otherwise. This series is probably of interest to homebrewers looking to increase their grasp of hops varieties, but the lackluster basic recipe lends little excitement to somebody simply wanting to drink good Bell’s beer. Definitely not as interesting as last year’s wheat experiment.