AdamJackson (2013) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Urine yellow, champagne like fizziness. Really nice wheat backbone on the nose. Taste is interesting. It’s really good and then I get a root beer / sassafras with caramel candies. Peppery finish. It was great until I got the nasty root beer taste.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at cheese shop .. bright yellow pour with huge white head.. Aroma is clean crisp fruit aroma...good
jkwood04 (3259) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of a lot of wheat, some spices, light fruits, a little floral hops, some light alcohol, and hints of banana like esters. Flavor the same with a nice blend of all of the wheat. Average texture. A pretty good beer.
DiarmaidBHK (3126) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from total wine Sterling. Pours golden with a thin white head. smells of alcohol but also holiday cheer. Nice and fruity and flavorful on the tongue. It hides the alcohol well. I’m not a big fan of the style but I could quaff this stuff all day.
SSSteve (3633) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. muddy, murky, gold. thick viscous pour. nice stable head. tart wheaty aroma. full bodied. creamy. flavors of vanilla, crackery wheat, gum. a little sweetness, a little tartness.
alexsdad06 (4361) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized, disappearing off white head. The aroma is more like an imperial wit than barley wine. Lots of wheat, spicy notes, pepper, and citrus. The flavor is much of the same; wheat, citrus, peppery spice, clove, malt heavy finish. Solid drinker, but I don’t know that it falls into the barley/wheat wine category for me.
boxofrane (1849) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at craft ale house. Pours clear yellow with a small white head. The aroma has a lot of wheat, some banana, some orange and pepper. The taste is dry, orange peel, lemon zest, and a peppery finish.
Chuckaduck (602) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 9/18/13. Poured 11/27/13. Translucent straw-gold color with a very thick white head, Aroma is wheaty, light, spicy, citrus, grass. Smells like wheat beer. Taste is big on the wheat, spicy, grass, leafy, earthy, some Belgian Yeast flavor, grass, light fruits, some citrus; aftertaste is citrus and leafy. Lots of thick lacing. Medium carbonation. Chewy mouth feel. This seems to me like an Imperial Whet Ale. I was expecting something more Barleywine like. Really not for me.
BelgianBeerGal (2971) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Papago bottle, 09/18/13. Poured carefully to no disturb the yeast monster laying on the bottom of the bottle. Pours a hazy straw color with tons of bubbles and a foamy white head: reminds me of a hefeweizen in appearance. Aroma is yeast, citrus and sweet malt. Big, bold flavor with banana-like esters, a little booze and a sweet finish. Pretty nice.
TURDFERGUSON (3878) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home and tap at Beer Study. This is the best wheat beer I have had in some time. Not really into hefeweizens these days, but this beer seemed to have some more character than your typical wheat heavy beer. I don’t usually care for wheat wines either or barley wines much these days, but I found this to be very drinkable and actually finished pretty dry for the style. Some typical wheat notes; light banana, clove, but also some light spice and citrusy notes round it out. A nice surprise from Bells.