jahughey (65) - Franklin, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2005
This is good. Phenolic yeast aroma, citrusy as well. Nice wit character, with slight banana/clove taste as well. Refreshing,delicious. One of Bell’s best pale beers, better than Oberon easily. amee16 (62) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - SEP 18, 2005
At first taste... one of the best beers I’ve had. Lemony and wheaty and very refreshing. Almost like a summer beer except for the icey, fresh mouth. 1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2005
Pours to a meringue white head with a hazy straw gold body. Tons of visible carbonation. The aroma is huge. Wheat, clove, yeast, spices. The flavor is wheat and reminds me of a Hacker Pshorr. There is pineapple and spicy yeastiness. Overall, a well made beer. Not experimental enough, however. It needs to be more spicy. It is a winter beer... aracauna (3680) - Georgia, USA - JUL 28, 2005
Rich cloudy gold. Sharp clove and coriander aroma. Good strong wheat in the flavor. Fairly solid witbier. beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2005
This grew on me as I slowly enjoyed it’s charms. Hazy golden vastly frothy and fairly carbonated. Balanced clove spice alongside pineapple and banana and doughy yeastiness. Nice smooth drinkability with more fruitiness than I expected. Sweet lingering finish that thickly coats the mouth. Nice.
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2005
Poured a medium and hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of stronger yeast, bananas and some spices. Tastes of wheat, yeast, lightly fruity and spices. Lighter body. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2005
Cloudy, orange appearance with a small head and very little lacing. Vinous aroma, similiar to a pinot grigio that I sampled recently. The fruit in the taste turned more citrusy, paired up with some spicyness. Dry, crisp, medium bodied mouthfeel with just the right amount of carbonation. waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2005
Great beer. Bottle from a sample case. Nose was of wheaty oranges and lemons. Appearance was a standard yellowish cloudy hue without a huge head. The best part was the flavor. Candied bananas, pineapple, sweet dough, and some spicy citrus. Texture was a smooth oily explosion of beer. I loved it. The hops and malts balanced nicely. I really enjoyed this beer. Although it is their winter brew I wholeheartedly enjoyed it in mid July. KUEric (977) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2005 Bottle: A fantasic beer! The spice in the flavor suprised me for a white, although it was a smooth and refreshing as any white I’ve had. There was some definite clove in the taste and maybe a liuttle dough as well.
The appearence was fairly standard though, but that was the only real drawback, although the lacing was impressive and constant throughout. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2005
Pours a hazy light yellow with a small bit of fizzy white head. Aroma is sweet hay, spices, and sugary fruit. Flavor is very yeasty and fruity, though not in a good way. Sweetness is too overpowering and there is little in the way of balance. Overall, not my favorite.