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Bells Wheat Four Ale

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

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RATINGS: 204   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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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. Wheat 4 is made with four different wheats and four yeasts. Wheat Four Wheats: White, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied. Yeast: WLP550 Belgian, WLP570 Golden, Wheat Two blend


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
the wheat line in belss was a great idea for them. it adds 5 more beers to their wonderful selection

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (459) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Has way too much carbonation. HUGE head. Way too much fizz in the beer when drank. Slight wheat smell, slight medicinal smell. Nice orange wheat color. Almost no taste at all because the tingle of the carbonation overpowers the beer. Pretty unremarkable. I hope the rest in the series arenít this bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsquire (3464) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2007
This poured out of the bottle as almost completely foam. The rocky beige head eventually fell to a beer I could drink. Big cereal grain nose with hints of burnt caramel. Copper color with lots of effervescence. Caramel sweetness with lots of expected wheat, almost like that sugar coated puffed wheat cereal from when I was a kid. Strong yeast flavors. Maybe a little thin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
Pours a hazy peach copper color, topped by a huge head of frothy off-white foam. Good long head retention and lacing. Tangy wheat in the aroma, a little on the sharp side. Dusty wheat and cereal grain in the first sip, it starts medium-dry then turns sweet. Interesting. Cereal grain and a tannin bitterness in the aftertaste. Good hops for balance, a touch of yeast flavor. Medium body, very nice smooth and soft carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DrewTaylor (154) - Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2006
Part of the Bells wheat series. Very carbonated. Huge head that lasted. Wheat is very evident in the aroma and taste. Yeasty as well with a hint of citrus. Finish is slightly bitter with a sour aftertaste. I really want to compare it with the others in the wheat series. Very interesting experiment by Bells.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Thanks to Landseer for giving this to me to complete the wheat series. Pours orange with a HUGE foamy off white head. Aroma is yeasty and fruity.Mouthfeel is fizzy, not as nice as the two. Flavor of toasted grain, wheat, yeast, lemon, and a hint of smoke. Finish really takes a dive....very strong yeasty notes with an offputting sour and lemony bite. Not a good dunkel. But to be fair...this is about 11 months old. Points for the interesting experiment.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jazz88 (2556) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 9, 2006
Bottle. A cloudy brown color with an off-white head. Orange, lemon, banana, and bread aroma and flavors, A solid rich wheat beer. Rating from notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle from Jay (springslicker), Thanks! Progressively darker than the Two was, this one is a dark orange / brown colored beer. Smell is sweet and fruity, with a heavy malt presence and a soapy smell. Taste is lively and probably over carbonated, with some hints of smoke. Not as good as the Two. The second of the four that I will drink today. not bad..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2006
Rating taken from notes 07/25/06. Bottle thanks to Styles! Poured transparent brown/copper with a fizzy beige cap, leaving minute lace. Aromas seem to be one dimentional with most of things leaning towards yeasty esters and some dark fruit (plum, fig, prune). Thereís some mild hopping that you can tell is here from the aroma, but itís not like the hops are really speaking out. FLavour seems to be a watered down form of Aventinus. Lots oí fruity yeast, wood, toasty with an earthy, semi-fruity bitter finish. Pretty spritzy. Iím not asure what to think of this one. Need to try some more to better understand this entire wheat project.

1.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
StephenWade (28) - Hoover, Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. Appearance: very tall head, solid amber color. Smell: light burning wood. Taste: too fizzy to taste anything but alchohol. Overall, itís bitter as well. I didnít really like this beer. Iíd drink it over the domestic three, but thatís it.


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