heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for the bottle, Duane. This poured a clody medium orange with a white head. The aroma was spicy bread along with bananas and nutmeg. The taste was sweet pears with over ripe bananas. There is also a little spicy cinnamon and some black pepper. This is a big beer that was confusing.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2006
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottle. An orangey pour with an incredible, never quitting head. Scents of bread and not much else. Flavor, geez, it was horrible. Funky, musty flavors. Didnít make it through the bottle. Maybe a bad bottle?
UnsofistaCat (230) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2006 Wow. Amazing. I actually was shocked to find out this stuff is 8%. Creamy white head. Hefeweizen on steroids. Big time banana, maybe some coriander and vanilla. Smells like Hoegarden. Great finish, very smooth. Rerate.....didnít enjoy this one quite as much as the first go around.
mstockton (224) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - JAN 21, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hmmm...could be one of my favorites. A dark orange color with a white/tan head. Thick and opaque with chunks of stuff floating in it...yum. This stuff is nice and thick and lingers after the swallow. Itís sweet with some fruit and some big wheat flavor. If you like any of the Bellís Wheats, this may be the best. However, that 8% alcohol makes its presence known...Winter White and/or Oberon may be easier drinkers if youíre looking to have several at one time. Enjoy!
ihopgod (12) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Yum, absolutely great for an innovative wheat beer. I think this and the "8" are wonderful. Thick cloudy yellow with loads of yeasties, aroma is somewhat disappointing considering the flavor. Thick with notes of spice, banana, heavy wheat, alcohol, sweetness, maybe some syrup as mentioned by others. Bellís, I love you... your beers are for the most part great and tasty. Keep up the good work.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells and tastes much like a belgian tripel but darker and thicker. Sweet, hay, maple syrup with banana and butterscotch on the nose. Almost as good to smell as it is to taste. Delicious.
MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Grassy wheat aroma with a nice sweet sugary citrus backing. A slight hint of caramel as well. Flavor is more of the sweeter side, light citrus and coriander notes coming through with a bubbly sugar taste sweetness. Palate is quite smooth, it has some initial grainy feel to it, but smooths out from the sugars mixing with the alcohol.
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of hippie4beer. Pours blonde with a small white head. Aroma is of smoked malt. Flavor is again smokey combined with typical Belgian strong ale notes. Didnít notice any smokey remarks in previous reviews, but this one is more like a rauchbier than a Belgian strong to me.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, thatís some concentrated wheat flavor. Seriously, this beer is all about the wheat. Cloudy orangeish yellow, with a foamy head. Very light palate. The flavor and aroma are wheat beer. concentrated, like at said at the first. Werenít you paying attention? Thanks to Jcapriotti for the trade!
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 13, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(bonus brew by way of 1faststi)the "love" was a super murky yellow with a nice white head.aroma was loads of wheat followed by some belgian yeast,and caramel malts.flavor was much like a belgian strong ale with lots of wheat thrown in.mouthfeel was nice and thick.im usually not into wheat type beers but this was really tasty.