drfabulous (4003) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I can’t believe I never reviewed this one. When the wheats came out, it was great. I’d rush to the store to see if the new ones were available. Number 6 was darker than the others. Almost like a dark ale. Very nice beer.
sloth (2489) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Batch 7119: Head is massive, lasting, too much so. A very effervescent brew. Head is hanging. Clear amber colored brew, dare i rouse the yeast, maybe once the head settles? Nose of spice, yeast and caramel malts and a bit to much co2. Starting to get some chunks now on the second pour. Body is light, massive carbonation, spritzy and tingly. Swirled the last few ounces and it almost erupted out of the bottle. Final pour nets me even more head standing at least a half inch out of my tasting glass! Very rocky on top, kinda cool looking. Hazy amber body now. Droopy lace hangin aroud. Body is a touch creamier with the yeast now roused. Light roast notes, earthy notes, thin bodied, some caramel notes. Finish is dry, quick and pretty spritzy. Oh well. Thanks to OhioDad for this one!
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby pour with a large frothy off-white head. Nutty malt aroma with a hint of clove and banana. Nutty flavor with a pronounced banana note and some spice and some spicy hops on the finish. Medium body with lots of carbonation
mynameisjonas (206) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amberish in color. it is a good tasting beer. gotta love the wheat project beers
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark amber, topped by a large rocky head of light tan foam. Good head retention and lacing. Tart and tangy wheat aroma, with just a little bit of fruit and yeast.
The flavor is dominated by wheat malt with a touch of caramel sweetness. When I homebrew a wheat beer, the pre-hopped wort tastes a lot like this. Towards the end, there is a little fruity yeast presence, then a bitter hop flavor makes itself known in the finish.
A soft beer that is gently carbonated.
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden brown with a giant off white head that dissipated within a couple of minutes. Aroma of peat, malt, and hops. Very strong flavors of hops, yeast/bread, lemon, and fruit. Heavily carbonated, and I mean heavily. Finish is sweet and bitter. The carbonation was a bit too much for me but overall a very enjoyable well-put-together beer.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Styles- Thanks you! Deeper copper/amber-red with a beige froth. Some lace left behind. Aromas are dark fruits with a good hop presence, smokey malt, and some burnt sugars. FLavours are pretty strong considering the ABV. Lots of dark fruit, yeasty, deep rooted malts, peppery. Finishes pleasantly fizzy. Good.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(07.17.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. Lot 7119. Spicy clove/fruity esters in the nose. Poured clear red-orange with giant off-white head. Soft carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied beer that starts dry with fruity/spicy flavors. Some sharpness (carbonation?) in the mouth. Finished dry with light hop bitterness. Though pretty decent and drinkable, I preferred Bell’s wheat two over this beer in terms of flavor.
ross (2088) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Jay (springslicker) Thanks. Third one in the wheat series - keeps getting darker. This one is a brown color with a thick white head, with the appearance of heavy carbonation. Smell is malty, smokey, and more fruity than the previous two, but this one loses the orange smell that was in the first one and somewhat in the second one.. Taste is rich, malty, smooth, and a little heavier on the smoked flavor. Some hop presence but not a whole lot. Better than the four, but not better than two.
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Aroma: Some yeasty Belgian notes, bread dough, wheat, caramel, light citrus. Appearance: Pours a dark amber/brown. Pretty hazy. Head was huge, light beige, and meringue-like. Good lacing. Flavor: Belgian yeast, wheat bread, caramel, sweet malt, lemon, and a light spiciness. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium-high carbonation. Overall: Kind of a strange mix. Sort of tastes like a Dubbel but lacking the candi sugar and the extra gravity/abv. Still, my favorite of the Bell’s Wheat Series to date.