jebert (406) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a mostly clear gold with evidence of grain/hops particles suspended with a creamy white head. Nose is vanilla and hops. Nice and creamy on the palate, the flavor is mild hops with some light roasted grains and vanilla evident. Fairly flavorful, but still somewhat dissappointing for a brewery with such a good lineup of other brews.
ryecatcher (351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 7, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pours a Pale yellow, decent lacing, okay head retention. Taste is basically a slightly upscale Rolling Rock. Sure, I can pound these all day long watching baseball, but really, it isnít anything to write home about -- to be blunt: the label is more interesting than the beer.
574deadzone (538) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
With a fairly moderately aggressive pour, I got one hell of a fluffy, rocky eggshell head on this. Pours a cloudy, chunky golden hue with plenty of B vitamins (yeast dispatch). Quite a bit of lacing, which was pretty cool. Softer nose with biscuits, flowers, some sweet perfume and a hint of pine needles. The taste is very lightly sweet with an ascending bitterness that begins moderately and increases exponentially toward a long bitter finish. Almost a piercing bitterness on the tongue with a softer carbonation, giving it a vibrancy it might not otherwise have. This beer is painfully underrated, and makes a great session ale, especially with the approaching warm weather here in the Great Lakes. I notice this one doesnít seem to sell as well, at least for me locally, so itís often a challenge to find fresh ones. This one I had was about three months old, so not too bad, but i would imagine itís even more hop-prickly when itís super fresh. Will definitely revisit. Good stuff.
bockimstein (166) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - APR 22, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 bottle to lager glass. Pours golden with fairly thin white head. I smell grass, a little malty bread bread and spicy and floral hops. Taste is sweet with somewhat of a dry bitter finish. I can see how it could be a regional favorite, but it was a bit pricy here for a not so sophisticated APA.
Patrickctenchi (1682) - columbus, Indiana, USA - APR 5, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy, light gold...tall fluffy white head.
Scent is grain, yeast.
Taste is slightly bitter grass, dull bread, slightly hoppy.
Really dismal, just feels and tastes cheap.
Hard to believe itís a Bellís.....pass.
Theis (11080) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Clark Street Ale House. Clear golden - white head. Nice bitter hoppy. Grassy. Citrus. Fruity. Hashish. Light malty. Light candlewax. Super fresh hoppy.
jsr (26) - Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma: Bread, yeasty scent, orange zest, fairly musty aroma. Appearance: Very cloudy and golden with frothy, white head. Taste: Decent bitterness, some fruitiness, orange zest. Palate: Light body, soft carbonation, abrupt finish. Tasty beer, but the aroma is overpowering. Wish it was a bit lighter and that the yeastiness was toned down.
beernovice39 (2777) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a hazy gold with a thin foamy white head. Scent is citrus and floral. Taste is citrus, doughy and herbal.
zanaspus (10) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours sunlight gold with a fluffy white head which disappears fairly quickly with little lacing. Aroma is more of a funky pilsener than an american pale. Flavor is very light with the hop finish proving to be neither piney or citrusy but just plain bitter. Overall, not a great effort.
doubelknv3 (879) - Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Mild citurs and cardboard aroma. Golden with white head; mild lacing. Lemon, milt malt spice, and some malt sweetness. Medium lasting bitterness.