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Bells Wheat Two Ale

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Formerly brewed at Bells Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen

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RATINGS: 195   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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This beer is the first in Bell’s Wheat Project. 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 Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s house ale strain, WLP410 Belgian Wit II


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2008
hazy gold, thin white head, dissipates quickly. aroma of grass, grain, wheaty sweetness. sweet banana flavor with some grainy undertones. creamy, medium bodied finish. not offensive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Batch 7083

3/06/2008: Bell’s Wheat Two (2) Ale pours a slightly hazy (some very fine sediment is floating in it) golden color. There is a flury of carbonation and a lasting medium-sized off-white head. The aroma reminds me of a Belgian Blonde Ale as it constains some lightly sweet maltiness, hints of spice, and some fresh fruitiness including peach(?), orange, and banana. This beer also tastes much like a good Belgian Blonde Ale. The malt has a slight graininess to it and the wheat has developed a nice fruity quality. There is also a nice subtle spiciness (difficult to pinpoint the exact spices) that lasts through the dry finish and combines with a slight floral and herbal hop bitterness to create a nice lasting flavor. I really like the sweet and complex fruit in the aroma and flavor. Some fusels and faint butterscotch (or something similar) become more noticeable as the beer warms. The mouthfeel of this beer is medium-light and crisp. Overall this is a refreshing beer. The profile of the Belgian Wit yeast definitely comes through in the aroma, flavor, and appearance of this beer. This was the only one of the Wheat Project beers that I did not have when they were first released because I could not find it, but I wish I had. I am really enjoying it now and bet is was also pretty good when it was originally released. I think this beer could continue to hold up for another year or two or more.

12 fl. oz. bottle from Party Town in Florence, Kentucky. Rating #184 for this beer...
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My other Bell’s Wheat Project Ratings:
• <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-wheat-two- Wheat Two (2) Ale
• <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-wheat-four Wheat Four (4) Ale
• <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-wheat-six- Wheat Six (6) Ale
• <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-wheat-eigh Wheat Eight (8) Ale
• <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/bells-wheat-love Wheat Love Ale


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GaltScat (195) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2008
Pours the part with a hazed yellow hue topped by a nice sized frothy head and good lace. The aroma has all those neat weisen esters of banana, clove, lemon, and bubblegum yeast. Also detected a touch of aromatic hops and even a bit of honey. The taste has an initial wheat smoothness supporting fleshy fruit and pale malts. A very small bit of clove and pepper towards the middle. A nice light acidic lemony twangy on the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Much better numeric wheat combination than the number six which is overly carbonated and muddled. This comes closer to the blander American Wheat but still a very nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - DEC 14, 2007
Smells very nice - hints of sweet banana. The appearance was clear on first pour until the sediment went in then thing got cloudy. Little to no head, what was there dissolved quickly. A little

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2007
Some tartness on the nose of this yellow beer, but otherwise wheaty. Carbonation was a bit heavy and the wheaty body had a bit of a yeast bite to the finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Sampled entire series at Badgerben’s Cellar Reduction Night. Wheat #2 pours a clear golden amber brew with a fast dissolving white head that leaves behind a fine film and ring. Aroma of multi-grain.wheat malt, some banana, clove and ahint of yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, lightly carbonated with flavors of roasted wheat malt, banana and a touch of yeast. Finish is smooth, creamy with a yeast/wheat aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 6, 2007
Side by side comparison with bottles of Two, Four, Six, Eight and Love. New Years Day 2006, I believe. *TWO pours light orange with minimal, but noticeable haze in the bottle. Sweet nose does have a bit of spice showing through as it warms. Body is light. Dry and spicy at the finish of the bottle. Not as creamy as Oberon, lighter body. Light spices remind of a lighter witbier. Quite average, though. *FOUR is much drier and straigh grainier wheat flavor than the two. Re-writing this review, it is what GI 312 is like today. Straw and grass with tiny hints of sweet bread and cookie barely coming through...teasing. *SIX is a bit darker and more malt flavors are present in the nose and especially in the flavor. Sweet and mapley with the grassy dryness at the end quickly fading. *EIGHT is dark and cloudy, nutty aroma. Flavor is really weak, as is the body. Some tiny roasted flavors, but this one seems the weakest of the bunch, despite it’s color. *LOVE - I thought the order would go lighter to darkest, finishing with LOVE, but this is just as light as TWO. Nose is compoletely different, with alcohol upfront and some banana bread. Body is nice and rich, malty, some spices drying at the finihs. The aftertaste, dry from apparent alcohol is also spicy and wonderful. The clear winner of the series for me!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2007
...tasted way too late about a month ago or so. clear golden nice lasting white head. light caramel banana aroma. sweet banana flavor with some light clove spice. flavor a bit weak. finish spicy clove and sweet banana. body a bit thin. moderate carbonation. decent but over the hill. wish i would have gotten to try it fresh.

3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/03/2005
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Strong Ale fest, 2005

opaque yellow, whispy white head, creamy body, light banana aroma, yeasty banana flavor,

Aroma: 4/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **+/4


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