WabashMan (1012) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now knowing that this is a Belgian strong, I appreciate it in a different light than I did as what I thought was a wheat (along the lines of the rest of Bells wheat series). Full flavor and a noticable alcohol content (didnít read the label, but it seemed WAY too much for a typical wheat). A strange one...perhaps needing a more accurate title?
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 25, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Courtesy of OhioDad.
First my wifeís rating because I get in trouble if I drink a wheat beer without letting her have at least half, but preferably more. "Wow, I love it!"
Aroma is quite citrusy, but with lots of balancing yeast and bannana notes. Cloudy orange/yellow with a fairly small, one finger thick head. Hmm Imperial Wheat Ale. Basically. Iím waiting for an Imperial Mild with the trends they way they are. But this is a GOOD thing. Very thick and creamy with lots of yeasty/clove/bannana notes and hints of coriander and orange peel. It has a great feel to it and a very good flavor. A nicely done brew that shows you can play around with almost any style.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick golden amber hazy, short head but excellent lacing. Aroma is sweet fruity citrus with banana. Thick bodied (almost too thick at times), smooth chewy juicyfruit gum with hints of banana cooked with caramalized sugar. Tasty, but almost overpowering - I can only take one of these at a sitting.
Maddog (385) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My favorite of the 5 wheat series from Bellís. Pours very cloudy like a good wheat should with sediment in the bottle. This is a great wheat with power on top of its banana like flavors. Very easy drinking beer for one that is 8%, but then again, it is rare to find a good, flavorful beer that isnít easy to drink.
heemer77 (5098) - 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 (234) - 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.