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RATINGS: 81   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.23   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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NOTE: This is the same beer as Copper Bell Lager, renamed due to legal action from Bell’s. Brewed for Whole Foods Market.


2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
PorterPounder (5928) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Orlando, Fl - Whole Foods - 12 oz can. Medium gold appearance, light white head. Pretty much a neutral aroma, brief traces of wet paper bag. Flavor is bland, but not offensive. Some grassy notes, a hit of honey sweetness. Mouthfeel - just a tad bit of tinniness. Much better than the Copper Bell Light I just had.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ronaldtheriot (1435) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Copper Bell has a very thick, soapy, stark-white head with a decent amount of thick lacing and a mostly clear yellow-golden appearance, with a presence of fine particulate matter. The aroma is of sweet, wet hay and grain, and the flavor is of barley, grain, a dash of hops, and there is some bite to it. Mouthfeel is very light and watery, and Copper Bell finishes fairly crisp, refreshing, and easy drinking. For someone on a tight budget, it’s okay, otherwise it’s only average. RJT.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
dwyerpg (4754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 28, 2011
Surprisingly heady. Very pale yellow. This is actually a bit funkier and less tasty than the light.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pershing (485) - Garland, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Pours pale yellow with a decent white head. Flower aroma with some malt. Thin mouthfeel with a fair amount of carbonation.. Clean smooth finish. Much better than the macros out there. Excellent session brew.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JoeAgain (70) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2011
At just under eight bucks a 12 pack at Whole Foods Market, I really wasn’t expecting too much. I could tell from the carton that it was brewed in Rochester, NY, so I assumed it was by Genesee, only under another name - aka brewed under license. Beer poured a nice, sparkling clean yellow with a nice head that lasted pretty much to the bottom of the glass. Fairly good malt, hop aroma, with a slight honey background to it. Nice flavor, suprisingly clean without a sour note, sourishness being something ordinarily present in inexpensive beers. If you’re expecting a quality beer to compete with the finest European lagers when you buy this, then you’ll probably be disappointed. But if you’re thinking it’ll be like a Pabst, Milwaukee’s Best, or a Bud, then you’ll probably be pleased. I found this beer worthy to try again.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
Can thanks to bhensonb. Poured clear yellow with a white head. Aroma was fresh cut grass and bready. Flavor was light citrus and soft florals masked behind grain. Body was light and fizzy.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
bhensonb (11977) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Can from the Folsom Whole Foods. Pours gold with a fizzy white head. Aroma is bready and very lightly grassy. Med minus body. Flavor is lightly bready, herby/grassy, and sort of gummy/paperish towards the end. Meh!

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
hivemind (721) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12-oz can at 47B with Andy and Streets. Pours straw with a whispy white head. Gets a point or two from me b/c there is a splotchy lacing on the glass. Aroma is kind of skunky but not bad. Does not taste as skunky as expected, and is actually kind of crisp, but there’s absolutely nothing to the palate. At least it’s not foul, though.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
marcus (7137) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Pours clear copper with a large off-white head and a light bready aroma. There is a mild pale malt flavor with slight hop bitterness.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SSSteve (3899) - - SEP 20, 2011
can. clear gold with a large, whipped white head. a clean pale malt nose with faint grassy-limey hop notes. flavor is also clean(no residual sweetness or corn syrupy notes) and finishes with a dry hop bite. light body with light carbonation and smooth.
Earlier Rating: 12/1/2010 Total Score: 2
can. clear pale gold under a huge, whipped, white head. clean, grainy aroma that is moderately sweet with hints of bittering hop. palate is smooth and not over-carbonated. flavor is moderately sweet with cereal and bittering hop. nothing wrong with it.


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