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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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 2 the 55% of wheat is made up of two different kinds of wheat malt, and this ale is made with two different yeasts. Wheat 4 is made with four different wheats and four yeasts. Wheat six and eight made with six and eight wheats and yeasts respectively. The final product, Bell’s Wheat Love Ale, is made with the eight yeasts of Wheat eight and is a strong, but relatively light colored, “wheatwine.” 2. 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 Wheat Eight Wheats: White, Dark, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel, Chocolate Yeast: WLP4000 Belgian Wit I, WLP565 Saison, Wheat Six blend


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (364) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 29, 2014
12oz bottle - pours a deep golden yellow. Some straw , caramel and banana aromas. Palate is sticky and thick. Tons of caramel flavors with some fruity esters. A bit of warming alcohol. Great winter beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerBeforeH20 (126) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Aroma of grass, bread, bananas, and cloves. Tatse of honey, wheat, banana, grass, and slightlu of citrus. This is really great, hides the abv very well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2262) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 24, 2014
The beer is the color of a fading sunset, somewhere between yellow and orange. Fairly hazy with a gargantuan, pure white head. Lasting retention and ample lacing. The aroma offers oranges, grapefruits, juice, sweet citrus candies, yeast. The flavor is mildly sweet with a light hop bitterness. Orange candies and a hint of butterscotch. Alcohol is present but doesn’t hinder enjoyment. Creamy feel with a light prickle from the carbonation. Solid.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2014
Jacksonville, Fl. – Grassroots Market – 12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy medium orange with a soft snow white head, light lacing. Aroma has some lemon accents, a touch of yeast. Flavor has some banana notes, some ester notes, a touch of lemony tartness. Mouthfeel has a nice sticky texture to it. One of those beers I had always thought I had had....thanks to the RB app - I can look it up now!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JStax (2601) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
12 ounce bottle dated 9/18/13 poured into a chalice. Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a big froth of bright white foam. The aroma has nice, strong notes of banana and raw wheat with a pretty nice fruity sweetness coming across. The taste is in line with the aroma. Quite nice. Its a lot more like banana but bread than the aroma indicates. I really enjoy that. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Rather good wheat wine.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (3672) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Hazy straw gold with a tight foamy white head. Nose is big with notes of belgian white wheat, wheat grains, dough, and fresh english muffin. Big big flavor, very complex and super charming. Lots of doughy fresh wheat, belgian white wheat, coriander, toast, sweet blonde earthiness, and a wee little tart note on the finish. Blonde toast and white wheat/coriander finish out the flavor on a smooth and big note. Really surprising.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
crossovert (6352) - Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Maybe like an imperial Oberon much sweeter with some spice. Its decent OK wheat wine.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2024) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2014
1/13/2014. 12 oz. bottle. Cloudy light amber color with a large white head. Aromas are citrus, spice, herbs, yeast and grass. Refreshing, very tasty and easy to drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2532) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Bottle: Light gold in color with a monster of a head; three fingers of frothy white topping. Dies back to a just less than a finger and persistent throughout the glass. The nose is all business… wheat, yeast, and herbal. Same in the taste. It’s bright, crisp, and refreshingly simple. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (7110) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Bottle thanks to shrubber85. Pours cloudy gold with white head. Nose and taste of lemon, toasted wheat, orange peel, coriander, clove and light spice. Medium body. Certainly not a barleywine, but solid.


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