Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hey - I thought that this was only "on-tap"!!!! Well, here it is, unannounced, on the shelf in Ohio - Cool! Itís about time that somebody brews a typically summer beer for winter drinking - you could easilly get bored with something like "The 11 Stouts of November" (oh, sorry, was that you, Bellís? hee hee). This brew poured out a hazy thick golden. I paused to swirl the bottle - thereís a good amount of yeast at the bottom of the bottle, I got some of it to mix in with the brew. Medium head, but great lacing. Clove and spicy wheat are the main contenders here. Iíve got to give good marks to palate - milky smooth, and not thick tasting. Orange spiced sweetness with hints of banana peel at the finish. At the end of the glass, you end up wanting one more - excellent - buy it by the 6íer!!
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow hazzy color with a spicy wheat aroma. Flavor is rather calm but ends with a decent crispness. There isnt much to this beer beyond the norm for a witdier, but it is extremely drinkable.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - OCT 2, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Hazy light amber in color. Minimal white head, minimal lacing. Aroma of clove, wheat. Spicy taste right off the bat, lingers a bit. Medium body.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2004 Hazy straw color with a modest white head and islands of lace. Aromas of wheat and oranges. Hint of banana.
Light sweet start that intensifies through the first half of the quaff. Lots of malt sweetness with touch of light fruit. Lightly spicy hops kick in toward the finish and takes back the earlier malt intensity and become somewhat biting on the tongue. Refreshing. Almost a cross between a hefe and a wit.
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Aroma is citrus, banana, and cloves. Pours a very hazy (hard to see thru) pale yellowish-orange with a white head without a lot of retention. Flavor is very malty. Banana is very obvious in the flavor. A little spicey then sour and citrusy in the finish. Very smooth beer. Light banana aftertaste. I like this more than most apparently.
olmancd (2) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great wheat flavor with a bite. A nice surprise for the winter. I had it for the first time when I was not able to find Oberon and liked it a great deal better. I only wish I could get it year round. I have to order it by the case.
dukefan (214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed this baby for $1 in the Bellís restaurant (Eccentric Cafe). Gotta say, it was the best $1 beer I have ever had. In any case, a nice flavorful, excellent example of a German Hefeweizen. Have I had better? Yes. But was this an excellent beer? Absolutely. The quality you would expect from Bellís.
barenada (211) - Georgetown, Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2004
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I didnít like this even a little bit.
Bitter with strange, undefinable undertones. I barely finished the glass.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2005 July 2004: 12 oz at the Eccentric -- for 1.00! Bright opaque yellow, small lasting creamy topping. Simple but friendly sweet banana nose; on the tongue fairly dry and only moderately sweet. Light, spicy, peppery with a hint of finishing sourness. Needs more fruit; just OK. 7/3/5/3/12 3.0
May 2005 at ClarkVVís place. What was I thinking? It was a buck for a reason...trying to get rid of it, even Bells will sell stuff a little too late sometimes...anyway, this sample (12 oz botttle) is much fruitier and sweeter, with a cleaner and sweeter, fuller body, lots of bubblegum and cloves and banana. Still not a knockout to my taste but Iíll be willing to try again...
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy Gold Coloring. Fruity Taste. Banana, Orange? Actually a pleasing beer to taste.