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Bells Wheat Eight Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Dunkelweizen
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Stein, Weizen

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RATINGS: 201   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s house ale strain, WLP410 Belgian Wit II Wheat Four Wheats: White, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied Yeast: WLP550 Belgian, WLP570 Golden, Wheat Two blend Wheat Six Wheats: White, Dark, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel Yeast: WLP500 Trappist, WLP530 Abbey, Wheat Four blend Bell’s Wheat Project (2005) is an experimental foray into the development of complex flavors in beer. The Project comprises five new ales, four in series and one specialty strong product. The first four, Wheat 2, Wheat 4, Wheat 6 and Wheat eight are all made using 55% Wheat (either wholly or mostly malted) and 45% Barley malt. The barley malt makeup is exactly the same in each of the four and consists of three different malts. The total amount of grain in each of the four is also exactly the same, so each of them should have a virtually identical original gravity. The type and amount of hops in each of the four is exactly the same. And the processing through the brewhouse and fermentation is also exactly the same. The changing factors between the ales are the composition of the 55% of wheat used and the type and number of yeast strains used. In Wheat 8 the 55% of wheat is made up of eight different kinds of wheat malt, and this ale is made with eight different yeasts. Wheat Eight Wheats: White, Dark, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel, Chocolate Yeast: WLP4000 Belgian Wit I, WLP565 Saison, Wheat Six blend


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
wow the last two ratings have been bad for this but it was a good bew. you illini dont know what youre talking about

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
a really weird dunkel, ORa really bad bottle... that is the question... had a weird acidic feel to it and not as much wheat in it as most dunkels. more like chocolate lactic acid and lots of carbonation with a touch of spice. kinda weird. rye bread as well.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
#988. Bottle. Thanks to whoever brought this to the White Elephant exchange at the Chicago Area gathering at Flossmoor station. Man Im glad bells is gone from Ilinois. It wont tempt me to buy stuff that for the most part I dont enjoy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a muddy dark brown, topped by an inch of soft and creamy tan foam. Decent head retention, good lacing. Aroma of darkened (but not burnt) toast, tons of roasted grain, and a hint of unsweetened chocolate. Delicious flavor - dry chocolate malt, lots more toasted malt, and roasted malt, bready, and even a little strong campfire coffee - a bit smoky around the edges. Medium body, very soft carbonation, but plenty of it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
Bells wheat 8 pours hazy copper. Head is thick and foamy, leaving minute lacing. Strong yeast essence, with cloves, tropical fruit, bananna, some nutty, sugary notes. Tastes fruit forward, with banana and mangoes, yeasty phenoles, candy and cloves. Spritzy at first and creamy on the end. Nice. Thanks C-izzle!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
Bottle: Dark reddish brown pour with an off white head. Aroma, burnt wheat, yeast, some coffee/chocolate notes. Flavor, burnt wheat, some sweetness, a bit nutty. This was one of my favorites in the series. I thought it may have declined a bit, but it’s doing alright.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear reddish brown color with lasting light brown head that laced the glass. The aroma is a show stopper. Like the best breakfast you’ve ever had...unless you don’t like coffee and french toast (imagine the toast a bit burned) with maple syrup and a touch of melted butter. That is what it smells like. There was also a whiff of roasted chestnuts. The flavor isn’t quite as complex. It’s roasty and dry throughout without any roasty bitterness. The mouth feel is on the thin side unfortunately. An imperial version of this would be a knock out I bet.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2006
12 oz bottle: Rather cloudy deep ruby red color with smallish light tan head. Aroma is roasty, notes of carmelized raisens, faint vanilla. Flavor has lots of toasted malts, roasted/burnt coffee notes, with a mildly sweet finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2006
(07.22.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. Lot 7133. Faint malty aroma. Poured clear dark brown with small off-white head. No discernable carbonation. Medium bodied ale that starts dry with roasted malt flavor. Finished dry and clean. Very mild flavored. A very good drinkable ale but Wheat two and Wheat Love are more flavorful relatively.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. A dark brown color. Pleasant chocolate, roasted malt aroma. A citrus and malty flavor with biscuits and chocolate in the aftertaste. Rating from notes.


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