jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is good. Phenolic yeast aroma, citrusy as well. Nice wit character, with slight banana/clove taste as well. Refreshing,delicious. One of Bellís best pale beers, better than Oberon easily.
amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At first taste... one of the best beers Iíve had. Lemony and wheaty and very refreshing. Almost like a summer beer except for the icey, fresh mouth.
1FastSTi (3357) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a meringue white head with a hazy straw gold body. Tons of visible carbonation. The aroma is huge. Wheat, clove, yeast, spices. The flavor is wheat and reminds me of a Hacker Pshorr. There is pineapple and spicy yeastiness. Overall, a well made beer. Not experimental enough, however. It needs to be more spicy. It is a winter beer...
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich cloudy gold. Sharp clove and coriander aroma. Good strong wheat in the flavor. Fairly solid witbier.
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This grew on me as I slowly enjoyed itís charms. Hazy golden vastly frothy and fairly carbonated. Balanced clove spice alongside pineapple and banana and doughy yeastiness. Nice smooth drinkability with more fruitiness than I expected. Sweet lingering finish that thickly coats the mouth. Nice.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of stronger yeast, bananas and some spices. Tastes of wheat, yeast, lightly fruity and spices. Lighter body.
guzzler67 (1597) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, orange appearance with a small head and very little lacing. Vinous aroma, similiar to a pinot grigio that I sampled recently. The fruit in the taste turned more citrusy, paired up with some spicyness. Dry, crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation.
waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer. Bottle from a sample case. Nose was of wheaty oranges and lemons. Appearance was a standard yellowish cloudy hue without a huge head. The best part was the flavor. Candied bananas, pineapple, sweet dough, and some spicy citrus. Texture was a smooth oily explosion of beer. I loved it. The hops and malts balanced nicely. I really enjoyed this beer. Although it is their winter brew I wholeheartedly enjoyed it in mid July.
KUEric (904) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Bottle: A fantasic beer! The spice in the flavor suprised me for a white, although it was a smooth and refreshing as any white Iíve had. There was some definite clove in the taste and maybe a liuttle dough as well.
The appearence was fairly standard though, but that was the only real drawback, although the lacing was impressive and constant throughout.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a hazy light yellow with a small bit of fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet hay, spices, and sugary fruit. Flavor is very yeasty and fruity, though not in a good way. Sweetness is too overpowering and there is little in the way of balance. Overall, not my favorite.