Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow color with a half inch creamy white head. The head dissipates after a few minutes leaving a thin spotty layer of foam resting on top. This beer has a large amount of yeast sediment that settles to the bottom of the glass. Spotty watery lacing.
The aroma is a blend of yeast, wheat, and a nice citrus lemon zest.
The taste is smooth and creamy with a yeast and wheat base surrounded by a citrus lemon and orange flavor with a nice light spice showing up in the finish. Very drinkable and refreshing.
The lighter side of medium on the body with a lighter carbonation. Creamy and smooth mouthfeel with a soft slightly dry finish.
Overall, another impressive beer from Bells. This is the perfect summer beer with a very drinkable nature and smooth well balanced flavors. If you have never had this beer make a point of picking up a sixer for your next summer BBQ. You won't be disappointed!
This used to be my favorite beer! I couldn't wait for April for the first signs of this beer in the stores. But, I feel they have changed their recipe in the last six months, as the aroma and taste of the beer seems different. They have started distributing to non-liquor stores locally. Appealing to the masses?
Don't let the unfiltered "floaties" bother you. Has a fruity taste with a hint of spice. The wife enjoys adding an orange that seems to bring out even more of a fruity flavor. One of the few beers I have ever had in which the after taste is extremely smooth. The definition of a refreshing American Summer Wheat Ale.
There was almost a two year hiatus of distribution in Illinois due to the crazy distribution laws that heavily favor the distributors. At the beginning of that time, Bells actually offered a 10% or 15% boot-leggers discount if you showed up with an Illinois license at the brewery.