jcnielsen (842) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Midwest Beer Summit in Minneapolis. Pours a hazy golden color with white head. Light malty, honey, piney flavors. Not too exciting, I like most other Bells beers better.
adnielsen (6216) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle @ Brad’s house Minneapolis. Pours a hazy, whitish yellow appearance with a small white head. Grainy, straw, pale malty, fairly herbal aroma. Bitter, light lemon, straw, hay, grainy flavor. Bleh.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Clear pale gold with a white cap. Aromas of fresh hops, orange slices, grains. Crisp mouthfeel with apparent carbonation. Easy drinking as it should be. Big bitter smack at each sip. I was not expecting that. Bitter, peppery, sweetness is short and fleeting. This was not the refreshing drink I was expecting it to be. This had some harshness to it, that I don’t think belongs in this light simple style. When I want some bitterness, I’ll reach for a IPA or hoppy PA. With a Blonde, I expect sweet flavors, light crisp feel, and an ease of drinkability. This was not that. Not my cup of tea. Pass.
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Hazy straw in color with a great foamy head - 2 finger that dissipates slowly. Has a very flat aroma and mild bread/yeast/lemon bitter flavor.
novels (342) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2012
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
The best thing about this beer is the label, unfortunately. Pale malts are outshone by intense carbonation, but this could possibly be a decent session beer because of affordability and availability.
DoublEE (509) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overall a really poor showing from Bells here. I think I see what they’re getting at which is an easy drinking beer for the masses. They have succeeded at this but have sacrificed a lot in the process.
AdamGott (382) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is mostly malt, taste is Malta and grapefruit with a lingering hoppy bitterness. Average but a good average
ESBob (248) - Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Bells. Pours a light golden with slight white head. Very light malt aroma and taste. Sessionable, light APA.
BrownALEx (140) - Portland, Michigan, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2012 This beer is a tricky one, the first couple I has in a glass, and was not too impressed. The last ones I had straight out of the bottle and they were quite delightful, so its hard to judge this one. The bitterness really comes through when drinking from the bottle, and that is what makes this APA pretty good. Although an average beer, you have to get this beer for the label, very cool.
keepersj12 (2256) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 17, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ok beer. Pours a nice amber. The aroma is a little week, mostly malt. The flavor is a bit week too. An average beer.