drfabulous (3555) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Golden orange color. Nice crisp taste. Lightly hopped. Some subtle citrus. Pretty good drinking and will be better in the summer than now in winter.
MrBunn (2372) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vintage Estates. Pours a clear gold with a pretty massive head and tangy aromas. Rye is definitely there with a little bit of lemon and grass. Kind of simple and maybe better for summer than the dead of winter, but whatever... New Bells is always appreciated. Flavor is very vice. Lots of lemon and tangy rye to it, but it balances nicely against the backdrop of a honey and sweetbreads malt presence. Very nice beer... I can see it being a summer favorite.
Earlier Rating: 5/22/2009 Total Score: 3
Tap at Eccentric. Pours a hazy gold/orange with little head. Aromas and flavor are weak rye and honey.
rhsiung (547) - USA - JAN 25, 2013
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
funky, which i totally didn’t expect. disappointing. especially since it’s been so long since a new beer from bell’s has made it to chicago.
RABinVA (1000) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours straight up gold with a biiiiiiggggg white head. Big floral/rye spice aroma. Taste is slightly spicy, both from the rye and a bit of belgian yeasty notes and a bit of biting citrus. Very floral all around (which is a bit of a drag here, but not all that bad). Very drinkable. Nice balance of dry but slightly resinous finish.
DalzAle (1895) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear medium yellow pour, minimal light carbonation and an aroma of rye and a little lemony hops. Flavor is also nice bitters and light lemon citrus and complimented well by the rye all the way through to the aftertaste. Would be a great summer beer!
vyvvy (3551) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear bright golden with a soapy white head. The aroma has rye spice heavily, floralness, husk, minor toasted malt and spicy/earthy hops. It has a medium / light rough body with a paperiness to it and fairly abrasive carbonation. The flavor starts out very dry with lots of rye, some bright golden ale hidden under the assertive rye. The earthy / spicy hops from the aroma are there as well. The finish is ultra dry, crisp and clean. The rye sticks in the mouth for a while.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 20, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 bottle #240 of 433. Golden color tan head. Good crisp taste. Not hoppy but that rye flavor you have come to love is prevalent. Very yummy beer for a 60 degree day in winter while watching football.
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DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, bottled 1/15/13. Mostly clear golden color, hazy with many particles in the body. Good thin off-white head, leaves decent lace. Medium body, good creamy texture. Very smooth, crisp carbonation makes for easy drinking. Nice bitter taste. Good earthy citrusy hops aroma, light spicy and floral hop, some toasty malt. Good stuff. Drinkable and tasty. Nice choice for this oddball 50F January day, will definitely be a pleasure to drink when real spring comes.
b3shine (4135) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to pint at Dutch’s. Looks good; a cloudy orange with fluffy off-white head. Smells solid; citrus hops, pale malt, and a touch of spice. Tastes like it smells with a nice rye tingle on the tongue. Good stuff.
tmongoose (1024) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours partly cloudy yellow with eggshell head. Nice aroma of malt, hops, and rye. The flavor is mostly the rye with hop and malt undertones. Not a fan favorite but decent enough.