Brewed by Bell’s Brewery
Style: American Blonde Ale
Serve at 48-50°
Availability: brewed once
Enjoyed from a Bell’s pint glass
A: Pours a clear, golden body with half a finger of fizzy white bubbles. Not unusually impressive, but there is moderate lacing.
S: Bready, vanilla, candied fruit, cloves, citrus; very sweet in the nose.
T: Strange, but enjoyable. Crisp, sour, and bright with huge fruit notes. Musty, floral, bursts of sour apricots, honey, cardamom, vanilla, orange. The vanilla is balanced very well, otherwise I think the apricot might have been a bit much.
M: Strangely heavy bodied for the style/ingredients. Contains a sour mouthfeel from the apricots that lends itself to the bright, acidic profile. All in all, very pleasant if you’re only having one of these per session.
O: Not bad at all. Maybe not what I was expecting, but a solid specialty beer from Bell’s. I don’t think I could drink more than one per sitting, but the crisp tartness goes a long way. Worth a try if you’re hopped out or looking for something different.