Feb 2, 2008

Bell's Winter Wheat Ale

Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow today? What about Wiarton Willie up in Ontario and Jimmy the Groundhog over in Wisconsin? I've been busy with family stuff and haven't been spent much time around the (free) radio or (pay) TV today to get the news. After I get done sipping on this beer and telling ya what I think about it I'll go check some news sites and get the story. I like to believe the groundhogs prognostications seem have better foresight than a lot so called those doctors of meteorology. Don't forget what Bob Dylan said about "you don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows". It's been a weird weather season this winter. I have a feeling it isn't over for a bit. Y'know, like the worst is yet to come.
Dark cloudy golden color. Looks like a peach dosed glass of pineapple juice, minimal head lots of bubbles at first that slow down quickly but there's a spite of them that rise around the top with each sip. Lot's of yeast in the aroma with citrus, bananas and spices around it. Think a slight heartier and well, winter version of the Oberon in the flavor. Little bit more of a Hefe slant here too. It's sparkly though a bit more bready and a ginger thing not noticed as much in an Obie. A little too lemony and coriander for what I prefer in an winter beer. A creamy banana thing on the back of the throat in the finish. Good but it just doesn't seem all that wintery. Early spring (which hopefully is not too far away) or late fall seem more approriate. It's pretty drinkable but nothing all that special.
http://www.bellsbeer.com/

5 comments:

J said...

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow today. I don't know about the rest. 6 more weeks of winter?

Doctor Wayne said...

on Fox news today (I know. I was at my grandmother's house-okay) they were talking about some California groundhog? When did they get a groundhog?

Dess Ponder said...

The california groundhog is a wishy washy whiney lib!

j said...

Hilary is a groundhog?

carson said...

fuck the winter wheat. get your head lost on two Hop Slams instead.