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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bell’s 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, Bell’s Wheat Love Ale, is made with the eight yeasts of Wheat eight and is a strong, but relatively light colored, “wheatwine.” 2. Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s 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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29211) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2006
An unclear orange beer with a thin white head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of caramel, coriander, sugar coated fruit, and mango. The flavor is sweet with notes of candy and mango, leading to a dry wheaty end.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 14, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of CaptainCougar. Very unclear amber golden with a small, dense and creamy, off-white head. Lightly tart, citric aroma. The body comes medium with distinct notes of wheat and yeast. Appears a bit tired - perhaps oxidized. 060407

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
joergen (20645) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 8, 2007
Bottle. Hazy golden coloured with a white ehad. Aroma of malts, bananas, spices and fruits. Flavour of malts, bananas, spices and fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 16, 2006
Bottled at Akkurat, Stockholm. Clear amber, average head. Estery aroma of raspberry candy and mashed banana. Sweet with dense, compact mouthfeel. With it’s estery candy banana flavours zipped together with salt it strikes me as an imperial weizen with all the flavours of a hefeweizen concentrated, sacrificing the refreshing functions of the weizen on the altar of Flavour. I like it - I think... At least on a dreary night in mid-November at 60 degrees north. Cheers to experimental brewers!

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (14711) - , 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of breadiness, orange, and light banana. Flavor of caramel malt, floral hops, and orange peel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11443) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2006
(12oz bottle, thanks Pailhead) Small beige head atop a murky amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, candi sugar, clove, banana. Taste is medium sweet, banana, candi sugar, some clove, light alcohol. Light-medium body.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 01/27/2006
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cask Eve, 2006

dark yellow, whispy head, lightly tart wheat aroma, nice slightly sweet banana flavor, light bitterness

Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 2.9/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (10549) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Pours a hazy deep amber with a solid off-white head that is mostly lasting and good lacing. Heavy wheat banana and spice aroma. Medium to full body with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Full wheat and fruit flavor with a smooth complex finsh. Very good brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (10434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 15, 2013
Draft. Cloudy pale yellow color, thick white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of banana bubblegum. Taste is slightly funky banana, bubblegum, citrus, very subtle clove finish. Tasty.


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