elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottled Jan 24, 2013. Served at 40F.
Pours lightly hazy golden amber with a one finger white head that leaves nice webs of lacing behind and recedes to a small cap.
Aroma is noble hops, grassy, earthy, touch sulfur, some lemon citrus, spicy rye, floral. Good to very good strength.
Flavor generally follows suit, noble hops with a grassy mildly sulfur taste, lemon citrus, spicy rye, some bready malt, mild to moderate sweetness in the middle, nice bitterness on the finish, minimal alcohol.
Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, somewhat oily, good carbonation.
Light, refreshing and easy drinking, would be great for the warmer weather. I get a good bit of Pilsner qualities in this...like a hybrid of Prima Pils and a Pale Ale with a dash of rye. Pretty good...better than their regular Pale Ale.
Luvystypotables (387) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great aroma of rye and fruit. Light amber colour, not much of a head. A metallic slightly bitter taste. With a weak bitter palate.
markducommun (100) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Goldenrod, white head. Grassy, melon. Sweet, offset by some bitterness. Light medium body, effervescent some carbonation. Nice.
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jdb288 (343) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh bottle. Pours bright yellow gold with tall white head. Aroma is grassy, hay, slightly floral, some citrus. Taste is a nice resin burst against the distinctive rye malt. The malt takes over here and gives an earthy taste. Not bad at all.
nearbeer (3430) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Hazy orange with a loose, sticky foam. Mild nose of lemon candy, toast and an occasional trace of green onion. Tastes of earthy spicy toast, mild soap suds and lemon honey. Finish has some minty green herb. Light body has medium-high carbonation and a long dry finish.
lukedarock (104) - Howell, Michigan, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid tasting rye, its nice for a rye very clean feel to it can tell its a cheaper bells beer tho
rubbishystuff (1756) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Tap House Des Plaines. More summery and grassy than I expected for a Rye ale which is usually so winter warmery spicey. Nice. Serving: Tap
blklab2007 (1878) - Connecticut, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 1/27/14. Pour has a medium golden color with some light sediment floating around and a thin cap of white head that fell off. Aroma has rye, nice hops, and pale malt. Mouth feel is medium light with medium low carbonation. Flavor has a bitter rye upfront, flowery hops, lemon zest, and enough supporting malt to hold it together.
AdamT (112) - Wilson, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Golden hue, murky clarity with tons of small body particles, mostly lasting frothy white head. Excellent lacing. Rye, citrus, grain, floral aromas. Light citrus hop & rye up front with a light hop finish. My least favorite Bells brew so far.
Enwiebe (62) - - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4/9/14. Draft at the Field House, Philly. Pours hazy orange with a thin head. Mild nose. Hops hit right away as advertised with citrus and pine notes. Thinner mouth than I expected for a rye.
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Lubiere (9428) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, light biscuit malt with light honey and floral hops. In mouth, a nice grassy biscuit malt with Czech like floral hops, grapefruit, smooth and quaffable. On tap at Corner Foodery.