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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Purchased many, many cases from Bells Store. Hands down my favorite Bell’s product of all time. Just a perfect Weizenbock that was so delish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 12, 2006
For the love of wheat. This beer is a "wheat wine" by style, and it is an excellent example. The fifth, and final beer in the Bell’s Wheat . Wheat Love pours to a beautiful, hazy, deep golden, to burnt orange color, with a thick and creamy, white head, and a moderate, to soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with aromas of pale and wheat malts, paired with some estery fruit. The palate is slick and oily, on the tongue, with good pale and wheat malt flavors, with hints of estery banana, and pear. Wheat Love finishes with more good pale and wheat malt flavor up front, then ends with a peppery, soothing, mild alcohol burn that lingers. An excellent wheat wine, and an impressive beer, to end the Wheat Project with. Really a great thing Bell’s did here. I really enjoyed trying these beers, and Wheat Love Ale was and is a great beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Pours a very nice, mostly clear, pale golden color, with a thin dense head that fades very slowly to a spotty cap, leaving behind quite a bit more lace than I was expecting. Smell; there’s definitely a very solid wheat aroma in this, and some yeasty esters very reminiscent of a good hefe-weizen. There’s also a bit of a sweet fruitiness. Taste; as I noticed in the aroma this has some similar charactaristics of a hefe, but it also has a touch of trippel going on as well. There’s the wheat that’s expected, but also a little banana, and some tropical fruits. This is a very interesting beer, and I wish that Bell’s would make more of this, instead of just being a one-off release. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate but smooth carbonation, with a bit of a drying finish. Drinkability is very good. I could happily have a few of these in one night if the alcohol would let me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1962) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2006
Thanks Illinismitty
12oz bottle; Yeast stands out as the aroma alnong with a banana like some Wits I’ve had. Couldy yellow body with good head. Head settled to a thin layer all through beer. Quality lacing. At first not much but the banana flavor. By the middle is a carmel texure to blend with the banana and seemed like a bubblegum at the finish. Banana aftertaste left on palate. Man this was good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iwrk4dickjones (22) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2007
It has a dirty appearence, with flecks of brownish-white stuff floating around in its cloudy golden body. The smell is sweet and wheaty, akin to Fruity Pebbles. The flavor is dynamite; rich but thoroughly drinkable from start to finish.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Turdferguson23 (2) - USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
Very good beer. Very light and easy to drink considering the high alcohol content.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
obguthr (5584) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Apple and lemon nose, clove accent. Hazy golden, huge head, good lacing. Apple and clove flavor, emphasis on the latter, dry. White wine finish, tannic almost rubbery. Elegant and complex. Alcohol not noticeable. Not usually my type of wheat beer, but this is exceptionally well made. Defies classification. Belgian blonde? Tripel? Saison? Who knows? Who cares, this is good!

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