brian60625 (721) - Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Try this on nitro and it makes all the difference. The nitro tap helped remove acidic, carbon dioxide elements that obscure an otherwise shining example of the light grain and subtle yeast flavors I enjoy in a light ale. The appearance was bright yellow and somewhat clear, although the tap left quite a bit of foam and lacing on the glass. Aroma was a good and gentle kind of malty milled funk. Overall, the delivery method of this beer can make or break your tasting experience. A nitro tap for a non-stout seemed unusual to me, but I was really pleased with the results. Crisp, slightly sweet and refreshing.
solidfunk (2780) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this on nitro at Bells. Pours with huge cascading, creamy head. Golden, carpet lacing. Aroma has mild hops and some crisp malt. Taste has mild sweetness annd bitterness.
Jakeyb (25) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very mild but very refreshing! Good balance of malt, carbonation and hops. EVER so slightly sweet. Would make an excellent summer session beer!
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dwm1034 (579) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Sentry. Pours a bright clear yellow with brief head. Has to go back and check re what Bells called this one...tastes like a pilsner and not a APA...is way too mild for an APA...crisp but minimal hops...
TOSG55 (217) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a straw color, with floating yeast sediment and medium head. Not a ton of aroma to speak of - a bit of grainy/bready malts, and some pilsener hops. The flavor is similarly subdued - a bit of citrus, some bready notes, and a bit of tartness from the yeast and hops. Drinkable enough, but not too much going on, and the bready and sour aspects aren’t great.
DutchHillbilly (60) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a nice head with a nice golden color. Smell the hops when you crack the top. Strong flavor of hops. Smooth and tasty tey has bitterness. Overall I really like it. I am new to this so I am not sure what the sediment is in this. But hey, I tastes great.
emacgee (3796) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks jsquire. Pours a clean and effervescent straw gold with one finger of frothy white head. Nose is grassy and very lightly skunky, smells more like a light lager than any kind of pale ale. Kind of grainy/husky and a little earthy. Flavor is very similar, gets pretty sharp. Not making much sense here.....really like color and body with a sharp palate and rough finish. This doesn’t even seem like a Bells beer...
DrSilverworm (4732) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz botte, bottled 1/23/12. Golden color. Lots of sediment particles in the body. Weak, thin bubbly white head, bubbles on the side of the glass. Crisp, light hop flavor. Bit of grass, light soap. Kind of metallic malts. Nice light bitter taste, little zesty sweetness. Bit of sour. Little lace. Crisp, lighter carbonation. Clean dry finish. Light body. Not bad. A bit better than I was expecting. Especially for a bottle nearly a year old.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon yellow color with odd floaty particles and a short lived white head. Nose of faint lemon citrus and short bread cookies. Strong bready malt notes with some stale lemon rind notes. Odd burn on the tongue. Okay pale ale.
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - NOV 17, 2012
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Basic aroma and dirty (unfiltered) blonde appearance with a satisfying taste and simple mouthfeel.
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