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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   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


2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 24, 2005
This bottled brew poured a unnoted head size of foamy finely sized long lasting bubbles that left behind a good lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was cloudy and orange brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of funky off dirty underwear. Its mouth feel is initially smooth with a lingering palate and a smooth aftertaste. Its flavor contained wheat malt notes. This brew is smooth and balanced. Just very hard to get past the aroma.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoshuaB (476) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - DEC 24, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow copper, with some foamy white head. Nose is citrus with some smoked wheat and lots of funky yeast. Taste is more of the same. Creamy, tangy, earthy, yummy. Nice malt backbone.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Cloudy orange color. Small tight carbonation that tingles at taste. Sweet but not overly. Some banana flavor but mixed with a belgium alcahol.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lethe (177) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2005
The culmination of the wheat project in many ways. Hazy pour that suggests the depth of ingredients. Nose is all yeast and spice assertiveness. Mouthfeel is thick and full. Flavor is all wheat complexity stirred together in a porridge that is richly dense and enjoyable. Yeast appears throughout. A nod to wheat enthusiasts that is much appreciated.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Slight citrus aroma. Orange and cloudy with a stiff, white head that stays around for a while. Flavor is spicy and complex with hints of clove, anise and pepper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Bottle. I think this might be the best one yet. Smells like a mellowed out #8, but the taste is nothing like it. Definitely a nice strong wheat, with some sweetness, and other usual wheat beer notes. Itís been a nice ride Bellís has put us on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sprinkle (114) - Arcadia, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
Huge, almost tart,smoked wheat and yeast, and slight belgian notes on the nose. Rich wheaty,sweet and spicy mouthfeel, lingering sweetness but not cloying. Almost wine like on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
walleye (1088) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
from the bottle poured a cloudy orange with a white head that left a trace of lacing. aroma wheat , malt, orange , lemon, a sweet citrus, yeast. Flavor got that wheat and yeast, sugar, lots of citrus. so of all the whats I have to go with the 2 as my favorite than the love.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - DEC 18, 2005
Pours a cloudy apricot color with a finger of dense clean white head. Wheat aromas are very strong. It has a yeast and wheat base and some bananna, pepper, and spices come underneath. Itís a very clean and defined wheat aroma. The first sip unveils a bold feel more than anything. The creamy head really sits around and contributes to the full feel along with the large amount of wheat and malt that appears to be here. Wheats are sharp and tangy on the tongue. Lots of wheat character and a gristy grain feel which settles spicey and peppery on the tongue. This is nicely built, especially as esentially an experiment with loads of malt and yeast.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtw (1150) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 18, 2005
hmm. this is some wheat ale... very sweet and yeasty, lots of genuine "wheat beer flavors" like banana, spicy clove. very thick and starchy and sweet, which is fairly predictable. good at best, but if you like wheats youíll like this.


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