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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


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (28448) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
An unclear brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is wheaty with a slight burnt note, and so is the flavor too.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
joergen (19644) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a ebige head. Aroma of malts with notes of burned malts and ash tray. Flavour of malts and ash tray.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, wood, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, smoke, and vinous.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2005
(12oz bottle, thanks BBB63) Opaque dark brown body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, clove, some banana, chocolate, light pepper. Creamy light-medium body.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Wheat Eight
Date: 01/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006

dark amber, whispy head, slightly sweet rich malt aroma, dark malt flavor with a bit of chocolate,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 9/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tmoney99 (10076) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Poured brown with a largefrothy light brown head that was fully lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Full toasted malt flavor with a light bitter finish of average duration. Good brew to drink to do 900.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9071) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Thanks to pdee for sharing. Pours dark nut brown with a patchy tan head. Aroma is boiled peanuts, malt (straw, meal) and perfumey hops. Sour yeast and malt, medium bitterness and acidity, low sweetness, tart, lasting wheat flavor, almost a sourdough of wheat bread. Dark bodied, fizzy and lively carbonation on the palate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 12, 2008
Interesting beer. If you had put it in front of me blindfolded I would have guessed I was drinking a typical hefe. Murky, dark brown pour. Aroma is yeasty, funky, citrus, and maybe some green grapes? Flavor is not as bold as the color would indidcate, but it is a good wheat beer anyway. Worth trying, but I wouldnt seek it out.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle... Murky, near black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Chocolate, wheat and coffee aroma. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of caramel and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and average carbonation. Chocolatey finish. Headbanger provided the bottle!

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of DenverLogan. Poured a medium and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. I couldn’t initially place the aroma, but Whaleman nailed it when he said it was burnt rubber. That was hard to get around as it was really distracting. It eventually gave way to some smoke and wheat. Tastes of coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes much better than the aroma.


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