jonwayne4883 (401) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
i wasnt a huge fan of any of the wheat project beers, leaves a lot to be desired, out of them the love was by far the best
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow! a great brew, alcohol is well subdued..lots of spice, clove, with some banana, citrus. An incredible flavor, and the alc. content creeps up on you! be warned. A great beer!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Hazy orange, moderate frothy off-white head, spotty lacing, no noticeable carbonation. Bright wheat aroma, seems tart, slight powered sugar tinge as well as citrus rind. Bright wheat on the tongue, slight alcohol, very warming. Moderate body, thick mouthfeel. Seems like a robust Wheat Wine, but unfortunately the alcohol seems to show through a bit too much. Hot finish, sharp citrus rind, very warming. Like an American Wheat but spiked with jet fuel. Lots went into this one, but still seems not all that complicated.   Still fairly decent, clean at least. Thanks Cap’n for the bottle!
vyvvy (4623) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice brownish golden color with lots of carbonation. Lots of banana esters and wheat malt on the aroma. Taste is of banana , wheat, alcohol and a bit of astringency. Very full mouthfeel. With the ABV I would have expected this to be more complex that 2-8, but it doesn’t seem that way. A nice wheatwine though, and a nice beer. All of the Bell’s wheats have been enjoyable and this is a pleasant finale to the project.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma, wheat and orange peel. Poured a hazen orangish amber hue with a thin white head. Flavor was tasty somewhat citric wheat and yeastinest. Palate was creamy but finish was dry.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Really pretty stuff, glowing translucent dusty orange. Nose has oodles of clove, very redolent and floral. Light spiciness, a bit of fruit. Initial impression upon sipping is the thickness of the palate, rich and a mite overly syrupy, very thick stuff. Clove flavors strong and the Belgian yeast is very noticeable. Bit dry and somewhat chemical at the end.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Crizay for providing this one. Poured a cloudy orange color that reminded me of a mango. Aroma was mandarin oranges. Flavor was sweet yeast and spices. Smooth malts complete the body. Not like most barley wines I have had.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch # 7155. Poured a hazy light amber. Aroma was kind of citrus and yeasty. Flavor was wheat and malt with some of the citrus. Pretty good.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 18, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle (7155) The last of the project. Hazy golden orange hue. White head. Initial aroma is strong bananas and citrus and grassy. Sweet rich and smooth. Bananas, citrus, bitter, alcohol, slight burn, syrup, rich and smooth. Slight caramel and sweet bread.
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Barley wine? I think not, but still a really interesting brew. More of an imperial hefe, no? Strong banana, citrus(orange peel) fruity/yeasty profile with a nice alcohol burn on the palate and warming down below. Very nice cap to the wheat experiment.
(By all means, blow yourself out on those IIIPA’s, Joe... meanwhile I’m over here holding a dry hanky for you when you see me quietly pacing myself through the BEER GOD homestretch, sipping my understated wheats! By the way, there’s no crying in baseball...or beer god heaven, OK?)