mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
wow the last two ratings have been bad for this but it was a good bew. you illini dont know what youre talking about
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
#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.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 3, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(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.
jazz88 (2628) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.