Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap; pour is medium gold with a nice white head that does retain well in this glass; excellent lacing is present as well. the brew has a fruit nose, with a hint of grains. The flavor profile continues this fruity feel, whereas the rye is added to the point where the brew remains quite drinkable. There is a hint of caramel; finishing slightly bitter on the finish.
CanIHave4Beers (2768) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a golden color with a huge head and nice lace. The aroma is fruity and bready smelling with some nice peach character. The flavor is spicy, crisp, and mildly hoppy with a good fruity hop character and not a whole lot of bitterness. A very bright flavored beer all around.
I thought this was very refreshing & sessionable. Perhaps I was wrong on the second account now seeing that it’s 6.5% abv, you could have told me it was 4% I would have had no trouble believing that.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours an off white head with trailing lace and gold color. Aroma is grain/rye. Taste is slightly sweet grain/rye-bready, some herbal hops.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bell’s last weekend.
Pours a clear golden color with a thin white head and some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries some rye and a bit of light spicing. The hops are mostly floral and there is an earthy component as well. Nothing over the top. The flavor has a bit of rye and spice with mild hops. Light body and high carbonation. Body is crisp and fairly bitter. A nice, easy-drinking brew.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 06-28-2011
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2013 Re-Rate bottles February 2013
pours lite bright orange with a small soapy white head with sparse lacing. nose is husky rye, lite citric hops. flavors of rye lite spice notes melding well with the hops. The hops give it somewhat of a gym locker note, very husky malt profile here (maybe the rye). a bit of plastic comes through in the finish along with the spicy rye and hop notes. better than i may say it is, its very good for a session.
tap at RBWG at some bar in the Phoenix area (dont remember the name). bright orange hue with a soapy white head. grainy sweet nose-lite toasted grains dominate the aroma. toasted bread comes to mind. grainy flavors very lite and crisp. a very decent sesson special grain beer here. for 6.5%, it seeemed pretty lite. lite spice on the finish-rye malt detected as it warmed a bit on the finish. A cool rare Bells beer that i am glad i got to sample.
dionysus (1443) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ AZWine. Pour is gold with a white head. Aroma shows sweet grainy malt and grassy hops. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of citrus, honey, and light rye. Eh.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at AZ Wine as part of RBWG 2011. Pours hazy gold, thick off-white head, spotty lacing. Nose is spicy rye, pepper, smoke, light graininess. Flavours of sweet rye, nice rye-spice, along with some herbal hop-derived spice as well. Medium hop-character, and a big grain-driven finish. I really enjoyed this one. I’d have liked more hop presence in the nose, but overall this was very well done.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Gold pour, white head. Would be a good session beer I suppose. Kind of a wheaty pilsener. Light flavor, light spice, very light rye. Ok.
Sledutah (3631) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Az Wine Co at a RBWG stop for some great food and beers
Appearance: Slightly hazy golden with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma: Floral, grainy and rye
Taste: Pale malts, rye, honey and citrus
Nice and smooth
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2013 A nice find at AZ Wine. Always pumped for Bells. Pours a golden color with a medium white fluffy head. A smooth grainy nose, some citrus hops. The flavor is dominated by a earthy rye bite, some light citrus, no bitterness. Toasted malts. Nice. Bottle: re-rate: solid, refreshing.