OldMrCrow (2446) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2006
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2013 Original rating 4/13/2006
On tap at the Red Hawkamee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2006
After a series of lovely experiences with Bells, this one has been my first disappointment -- and it’s a considerable disappointment.
The beer pours cloudy and fizzy with an orange peel aroma and a spicy/pepper overcarbonation that comes out prickly and heavy on the stomach. The flavor is rather bland, and overwhelmed by the carbonation.
Very nice American wheat. My palate had a lot of growing up to do first time around. I’m replacing rather than averaging the two ratings.
pours a slightly hazy light amber/yellow with lacy head. subtle aroma of banana, lemon, orange peel, wheat... flavor starts bitter moving to creamy with walnut and fruit ending with a bubbly hoppiness. urban26mnt (9) - USA - APR 8, 2006 does not count
Bottle, served in shaker. Yellow Golden color, hazy. Nice frosty head. Aroma is pleasant with fruit/orange. Great spicy hop flavor which is well balanced. A bit of lacing on the glass. A nice clean finish. Medium-thin bodied. Enjoyable refreshing beer with a good balanced flavor. mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
one of the best ive ever had. i enjoy the orange flaver that it gives off. if at all possible have with a slice of orange jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2006
a tasty spring/summer classic, great from the bottle or keg, complimented by a slice of orange
vyvvy (6639) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2006
Pours a hazy golden/yellow - very active carbonation. Aroma is of musty apricot and smooth wheat - very nice combination. Taste is smooth wheat walt with apricot tones. Very rich buttery mouthfeel with noticable carbonation. Very nice lacing on the glass. As it gets further down the glass banana flavors come out and a bit of astringecny. Very nice enjoyable beer. tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bright cloudy yellow/orange with a huge white fluffy head. Can smell citrus (lemon) and sugar, but the flavour is more spicy and mildly fruity. pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2006
Not a huge fan of wheats, but there’s something to this one for sure! (could it be flavor?) Anyhow, pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a full fluffy head with some significant staying power. I smell grapefruit and wheat with a hint of flowers. This foams up nicely for a session style, but there’s a touch too much CO2 for my tastes. there also seems to be something gritty to this beer. The flavor is powering, not just by wheat standards. Plenty of spicey hops, tasting more like a fresh pilsner at first. Then the grainy wheat becomes apparent. I’m getting lots of fruity citrus and flowers here for sure as well as some peppery spice. This is a pretty nifty summertime beer for sure. Refreshing with a nice lingering grapefruit like bitterness. entertheiceman (242) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Pours a hazy orange with a thin white head that doesn’t stick around for the party but leaves a little nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is yeasty with mild notes of honey and cloves. Meduim-thin bodied with a bitter citrus hop presence that is far more dry and astrigent than it is sweet or syrupy. Quick dry finish. Refreshing. MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2006
On Tap 2006 Pours a slight hazed burnt orange licht fluffy head stayed around for a few then turned into a film . A little yeasty in the aroma compared to last years more hints of citrus and hops. Flavor is somewhat creamy light op presence balanced out by the wheat not as much citrus in the flavor as I expected. Not bad this year. Still miss the solsun of yesteryear though......