jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Jerry’s. The third beer for the Illinois market by Bell’s, aka Kalamazoo Brewing. Opaque, milky brown with big, foamy tan head / Big nose of fresh bread and wheat / Medium body, a hint of sweetness, and with a smooth and creamy balance of malt and hops / Mild flavors of bread, caramel, malt, and wheat / An outstanding, and relatively bold, wheat beer. Said to be a copy of Oberon which my notes roughly support.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty wheat ale, about as good as a wheat is going to get. Gumballhead still holds that crown but this takes 2nd. This is alot more wheaty and hazy, with this being more citrusy and Gumballhead being sweeter. Who cant love something that says its brewed for the good people of Illinois?
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 10, 2008 on tap. pours hazy gold with white head. aroma of orange, wheat, yeasty. flavors of orange, wheat, citrusy finish, good dose of bitterness, leathy hop profile. pretty tasty and i think i like this better than oberon, it’s quite a bit hoppier.3.6.
bottle. so only a few ratings on this but it is already under rated. this wheat beer rocks and is light years ahead of oberon. good citrusy wheat malt but a big noble leathery hop flavor that finishes this out and makes it so tasty. way hoppier than oberon. i will run to get more cuz this is great stuff.3.8.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Ken for this one. Clear gold body. Sweet citrus and bubblegum aroma. Flavor is light, a weak bitterness, honey. Light and refreshing.
DWestrick (383) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. in Chicago. very good wheat beer. Another Bells gem. Extremely smooth and well bodied.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Handlebar on North Avenue in Chicago. Recently released I guess. Pours opaque gold with a nice head. Nice aroma of wheat, malt, and a little bit of hops. Medium body, and refreshing. The hops peak through in the aftertaste. I think the Oberon has a little better flavor though and fruit/spices to it.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
courtesy of kmweaver. Cloudy pale body with a small beige head. The nose is light citrus and doughy malts. The flavor is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with light lemon, bread, biscuit and lightly spicy yeast. Medium/light body is round with moderate carbonation.
Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, cloudy yellow golden but not much head and only a few spots of lace. Not only is it unfiltered but there was really a lot of yeast in my bottle. Be careful when pouring. Nose is fresh and fruity, hint of a apples and some citrus. Flavor is light and refreshing w/ a mouthfeel that remains smooth and silky despite vigorous carbonation. I actually find the texture to be far and away the most exception part of this beer--which is a rarity in any style. Well done.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy dark golden with medium head. Light citrus and honey malt aroma. Nice balance of pronounced wheat, mild bitterness and citrus. Carbonation is on the heavy side. Enjoyable for sure.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice amber! pours an gold pour, small head. Aroma is sweet malt, wheat and some ilght spices. Flavor was full of yeast, wheat, bread, honey and some spices. Pretty good.