Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Cloudy straw color,small white mildly foamy head.Malty aroma with a pretty decent hop presence,and also fairly wheaty as well.Wheaty taste at first that later turns to a mild malty side that later brings on a nice hoppy taste with a medium bitterness.The after taste is malt hops and bitter with a nice smooth feel.Pretty good brew maybe a little slightly underrated IMO but it does nicely on a hot day like today. clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 7, 2003
This beer pours a cloudy orange color with a medium head and just a tiny bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma was pretty hoppy with a bit of wheat. The taste was not too great. It was a little plain and I just didn't enjoy it. It had some citrus hints but mostly it was hoppy and bready.
JohnC (3008) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 1, 2003
Appearance: This pours hazy yellow with a white head.
Aroma: The smell is slightly hoppy, with some dustiness to it
Flavor: I was disappointed. As fine a brewer as K'zoo Bells is, this one isn't too good. It had a sour taste. joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
Slightly hazy yellow/gold. White head. Moderate pale malt & hops aroma. Light, highly carbonated. Good, clean malt flavour w/ moderate bitterness. Darkover (1538) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 29, 2003
Yellow with a big creamy white head. Very bubbly. Wheat and bread aroma and flavor. This is pretty close to macro swill. Pretty lacking in hops for a pale ale. Bitter metalic finish.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2003
4/4/03: bottle. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2003
pale yellow gold color with lots of yeast floaties. hoppy nose. hoppy and soapy to the taste with an active bite from the yeast. the best part of the beer this time is the label.
Basically the same as Bells Pale. Pours cloudy yellow-orange, with a thin white head. There is quite a bit of small particulate matter floating in the ale (much like the pale ale). Flavor is dominated by hops and the characteristic yeasty mustiness (this isn't a bad thing) found in both this and Bells Pale. Overall a toned-down version of the Pale, and rated accordingly. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 25, 2003
Golden yellow with a little head, unfiltered. Lemongrass, yeast, hoppy are noticeable on the nose and palate. Very hoppy bite, more IPA than APA. Very average beer as far as Bells is concerned. WabashMan (1024) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2003
This one starts off a cloudy light/medium gold, medium snowy white head, and lots of sediment. I have to say that my "appearance" rating is a mixture of my appreciation for this beer's unfiltered qualities and the fact that it's really quite ugly! The aroma is very light, almost like an American wheat, but seems refreshing. A little more strength to the aroma would have made it better. The flavor is very crisp, with a hop bite in the finish. A nice APA for the hot summer months, in that it is pretty light, and lwo in ABV. A decent APA, though not an exceptional one. Wrath (362) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Aroma not to strong. Hoppy on the nose n=but very mellow. Pretty simple beer and not one of bells better beers. Dry finish