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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


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3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxed (3) - USA - JUL 8, 2010
Very little aroma. Nice golden color. Flavors of clove and light fruit. Lays a little heavy on the palate.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2828) - Michigan, USA - JUN 22, 2014
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/13/2013. Pours very hazy deep gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, apricot, pear, orange, apple, clove, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, apricot, pear, apple, orange, clove, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, apricot, pear, orange, apple, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice beer. More of a weizenbock in flavor; but has all around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and is very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Homer321 (2117) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Bottle to snifter. Batch 12351, bottled on 9/18/13. Pours a hazy dark yellow with a medium white head. Nose is slightly clove like with some perfume notes and a ton of alcohol. Taste is Belgian like with a mix of alcohol and perfume and spice. Very lively carbonation. Interesting, but not my thing.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2014
6th April 2014
Hazy gold beer, good fluffy white head. Palate is airy and crisp. Airy creamy malt, faint wheaty notes, slightly sweet. Light citric note on the backend. Finishes soft and airy with a little lactose. All right, pretty drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malkyore (211) - - APR 17, 2014
I usually respect a good barleywine, ive never been a fan of wheatwines whoigh really.... that being said, this is a fairly complex very drinkable beer reminiscent of a Belgian beer. Very very good...

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Abitan (18) - USA - FEB 17, 2014
Absolutely love the way this beer smells. I could drink it through my nose. Wish I could because it would probably taste better that way than using my tongue. Smells better than it tastes. Not so smooth on the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2014
Ok. Candy and wheat. Pour is beautiful with a thick white head. Aroma is kinda like a candy and the aftertaste is reminiscent of sugar too.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
koleminer20 (742) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 16, 2014
On tap at Danís on February 14. The pour is a foggy light gold with a solid white head that dissipates rather slowly, leaving a beautiful blanket of lace. The aroma has some immediate funk to it. Itís got a nice sour-ish note on the immediate front before a malty dominance takes over. The funk carries through the body, and lets the sourness take back over on the back end. The taste is out there. Itís boozy, stale, funky, and by some stroke of ridiculousness, it is sweet AND sour at the same time. The mouth feel is quite thin, watery, and the aftertaste is just a burn. Iím not a fan.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paintedmaple (445) - Fenton, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2014
On tap at Blackthorn Pub, Holly,MI...looks and smells like a typical wheat beer, however, this captures all that is good about wheat and amplifies it and moves it to a higher level. Great body and mouthfeel...wheat has never tasted so good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2433) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle from Philly Steak. expiration date was 9/18/13, but I donít think this was a problem as it wasnít in the fridge. Nice notes of wheat, spice, citrus and some bread. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
jayzz (391) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
Nice looking beer but not much of an aroma. Taste is malty up front... then not much after that. Mouth feel is medium.


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