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RATINGS: 402   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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1033) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 17, 2013
"Barley Wine" seems like a stretch for this one. Iíd just call it a [strong] wheat ale. Pours cloudy amber with a foamy white head. Aroma of banana, clove, and vanilla. Taste is fruity with banana (and others), spice, orange. Pretty delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Jerryís. Hazy yellow with giant, foamy, white head, strong lacing / Light, bright nose of citrus, pine, soap / Medium body, creamy and lush, sweet, good balance, long finish / Elegant, lush flavors of lemon, pear, pineapple, pine, banana, soap, cream / Forget this being a barleywine, but it is one fine pale ale or Bellgian blonde.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (5837) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2013
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a cloudy orange color with a large white head. A rich spicy and honey nose with huge wheat. Sweet, some lemon and big spicy banana esters, some pepper, wheat, very dry overall. Man, this is a pretty big beer. I get a ton of Belgian esters/yeast in this. Very nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reberiii (310) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
Poured from 12oz bottle, slight grapefruit soda nose. Amber pour, four fingers of white foam. Leaves tingle on the lips and tongue. Sherbet creaminess on the tongue, slight citrus finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamJackson (2386) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Urine yellow, champagne like fizziness. Really nice wheat backbone on the nose. Taste is interesting. Itís really good and then I get a root beer / sassafras with caramel candies. Peppery finish. It was great until I got the nasty root beer taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
boozedude (1677) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - DEC 4, 2013
Bottle at cheese shop .. bright yellow pour with huge white head.. Aroma is clean crisp fruit aroma...good

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3798) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 1, 2013
12oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of a lot of wheat, some spices, light fruits, a little floral hops, some light alcohol, and hints of banana like esters. Flavor the same with a nice blend of all of the wheat. Average texture. A pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DiarmaidBHK (3380) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle from total wine Sterling. Pours golden with a thin white head. smells of alcohol but also holiday cheer. Nice and fruity and flavorful on the tongue. It hides the alcohol well. Iím not a big fan of the style but I could quaff this stuff all day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3738) - - NOV 30, 2013
bottle. muddy, murky, gold. thick viscous pour. nice stable head. tart wheaty aroma. full bodied. creamy. flavors of vanilla, crackery wheat, gum. a little sweetness, a little tartness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (5338) - Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2013
12 oz. bottle from Dutchís. Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sized, disappearing off white head. The aroma is more like an imperial wit than barley wine. Lots of wheat, spicy notes, pepper, and citrus. The flavor is much of the same; wheat, citrus, peppery spice, clove, malt heavy finish. Solid drinker, but I donít know that it falls into the barley/wheat wine category for me.


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