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RATINGS: 406   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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


4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2122) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 21, 2006
Bottle from Sean (illinismitty) Thanks man! Pours out an orange color with not much head. Nose is full of oranges, this smells absolutely fantastic! Wheaty and spicy in the nose as well. Taste is highly carbonated, fruity, very wheaty, and lively. A really interesting beer, with the perfect smell and perhaps not the perfect taste. As previous rater stated, calling this a siason would be much more appropriate, I think. Still, this is awesome, very good quality as I have come to expect from Bells. Thanks alot Sean, got more, send them my way man!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Light orange with thin colour and a thin ring of head. Very fruity nose, mainly bubble gum. Flavour is spiced, wiht strong fruit notes, and some alcohol. This seems to be in line with many saisons, and Im supprised its not called as such.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Hazy orange pour with a big pillowy white head. Big citrusy and clove aroma. Kinda big flavor for a wheat. Oversized.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
demitriustown (1116) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2006
Cloudy orangish/ yellow pour with very small white fizzy head. Aroma of yeast, heavy wheat notes, quite good malt notes as well, and lightly fruity. Flavor is nice malt tones, fruity, wheat, and lightly spiced. Palate is bitter and lightly carbonated. Overall, nice for a change. Recommended definitely.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Glowing, hazy amber with insignificant head. Nose of grainy wheat, spicy yeast, and subtle sweet caramel. Flavor of sweet and toasty malt, spicy and doughy yeast, light colored fruits, and grainy wheat. Medium/full, balanced, soft palate. Excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2006
"The wheat love is not up my alley at all. The pour is nice, and the beer has a very good appearance--solid yellowish orange color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is a must-covered honey smell, with some spices mixed in there. The taste is about the same--it reminded me of a saison for sure. Didnít care for the mouthfeel or the taste, but please note that I am not a big fan of this type of brew in the first place."

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Batch #7155. 12 oz. Bottle. Light orange color with a thin off white head and some weepy lacing. The nose is very grapefruit like with hints of spiced fruitcake from the yeast. Nice sweet malt flavor with spice (coriander/citrus). You can taste the alcohol and a bitter bite at the end. Very well made and refreshing (for 8%!) be

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 17, 2006
Batch 7155. This Barley wine/wheat wine pours an orange gold color from a 12 oz bottle. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is citrus, fruity and grapefruity. A bed bodied wheat wine. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are citrusy and grapefruity, Touch of lemon, orange and orange peel. Touch of wheat and grass. Reminds me more of a high ABV wheat beer or a wit than a barley wine, Some banana and clove. Interesting, but kind of weird it is the high end (most ingredients) of the wheat series, but it comes off a weird hybrid of wheat and barley wine/ Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Aroma is citrus and grapefruit with a squeeze of lemon and a dash of licorice. The flavor is licorice with some grapefruit, pear, apple, lemon, and a smidge of orange. Mouthfeel is light and crisp and creamy almost IPA like. appearance is cloudy but not opaque orange with quick to rouse but also quick diminishing head.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1088) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 10, 2006
Barleywine? Banana, clove,wheat and yeast aroma. I want to pinpoint some fruit in there, but Iím really only getting pear. Taste is initially very peppery and spicy. Creamy middle with a lot of wheat and alcohol. Some fruity esters in the finish but really more of that creamy yeastiness. IMHO the only thing putting this close to a barleywine is the abv. Iím thinking German hefe. Reminds me of Hacker-Pschorr just a bit less fruit and a lot more flavor all around. Donít get me wrong, this stuff is good... Iím kind of lost to be honest. If you see it, try it.... how bout that?


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