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RATINGS: 408   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bellís 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, Bellís Wheat Love Ale, is made with the eight yeasts of Wheat eight and is a strong, but relatively light colored, ďwheatwine.Ē 2. Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bellís 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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abitan (18) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
Absolutely love the way this beer smells. I could drink it through my nose. Wish I could because it would probably taste better that way than using my tongue. Smells better than it tastes. Not so smooth on the palate.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Ok. Candy and wheat. Pour is beautiful with a thick white head. Aroma is kinda like a candy and the aftertaste is reminiscent of sugar too.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (1262) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at Danís on February 14. The pour is a foggy light gold with a solid white head that dissipates rather slowly, leaving a beautiful blanket of lace. The aroma has some immediate funk to it. Itís got a nice sour-ish note on the immediate front before a malty dominance takes over. The funk carries through the body, and lets the sourness take back over on the back end. The taste is out there. Itís boozy, stale, funky, and by some stroke of ridiculousness, it is sweet AND sour at the same time. The mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and the aftertaste is just a burn. Iím not a fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (591) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI...looks and smells like a typical wheat beer, however, this captures all that is good about wheat and amplifies it and moves it to a higher level. Great body and mouthfeel...wheat has never tasted so good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2634) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from Philly Steak. expiration date was 9/18/13, but I donít think this was a problem as it wasnít in the fridge. Nice notes of wheat, spice, citrus and some bread. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jayzz (481) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Nice looking beer but not much of an aroma. Taste is malty up front... then not much after that. Mouth feel is medium.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Prufrockstar (1590) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 11, 2014
12 oz bottle (9/18/13), thanks to Jeff. Pours hazy gold with huge rocky white head. Dissipates reasonably quickly. Aroma: coriander, lemongrass -- this is classified as a barley wine? Smells like a big, sweet wit to me. Taste: moderately sweet; wheat, coriander, lemon, bubblegum; short medium bitter finish. Some synthetic plastic thing going on in the aftertaste. Medium to full body, slick, creamy texture. Some alcohol, lively carbonation. Overall: Basically a boozy wheat beer (surprising how an 8% beer called "wheat love" would turn out like that, eh?). Pretty unique, but more of a novelty than a beer Iíd like to drink regularly. Hard to finish the bottle, actually.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rondphoto (3042) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2014
@ Party Town / Florence KY Cloudy light amber with a huge frothy head (at least 4") that slowly settles to 1", lace hanging on an inch above the drink. Taste is Belgian Strong Ale that I suppose could qualify as a Barley Wine. It begins with a strong wheat and malt that invites spice and toffee (maybe even a little bubble gum) in the palate, adding a light balanced bitter in the finish. A remarkable brew, not heavy in the stomach, and fully satisfying. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
adnielsen (10169) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle @ home, courtesy of jcnielsen. Thanks Justin! Carbonation seems pretty high. Tough to pour this one without a lot of head. When it finally settles down, Iím left with a very cloudy yellow orange appearance and a big off white head. Looks a lot like a typical German Hefeweizen. Yeast spiciness is present in the nose as are some banana, lemon, and vanilla. Not much in the way of aromatic hops. Some toast and very light caramel in the flavor along with plenty of wheat. Maybe a slight metallic note. Moderate sweetness. Fair amount of banana and citrus. Lightly bitter. Finishes with a touch of heat. Doesnít really blow my mind, but itís pretty good nonetheless. Not really sessionable but I wouldnít mind having a pint or two on occasion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1043) - 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.

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