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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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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
peter (445) - Normal, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2007
Nice little wheat beers. Light on hops, strong on spice of orange peel and a light fruityness.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 24, 2006
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear golden orange color. It turned cloudy when I stirred up the sediment on the bottom of the bottle. The head was bubbly, white and reduced quickly to a lasting thin layer of foam. There was some lace on the glass at the end. Pleasant yeasty bread dough aroma with a touch of citrus. Tart up front with a strange grainy bitterness that mellowed in the middle giving way to slightly sweet bready malt. Finishes dry and grainy. So so.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorwart (2363) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2006
Decent frothy white head with very good carbonation. Head settles slowly and remains for a while. Nice malty aroma with a little wheat and honey. Light floral hops aroma in there also. Medium golden brown in color. Light malty sweetness in the flavor. Hint of roasted grains and wheat. Really very little wheat. Quite the tasty and balanced brew. Very little grit and no grassy notes. Little bit of bready malts. I would almost consider this to be a amber ale. Finishes clean with very little dryness. A pretty darn good and easy drinking brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Well, I am flying out tomorrow morning early, and I swore that I was not going to drink. But I am not tired, and I need a night cap...or two. Pours a translucent golden orange with a thin fizzy white head. Strong yeast and clovey aroma. Nice soft mouthfeel. Considering the age of this, I suspect this lost some residual sweetness. Flavor of toasted grain, wheat, and a hint of fruitiness. Mild spicy bitterness on the finish. Interesting beer. An american wheat with a belgian twist. I wonder what this was like fresh. Thanks to Landseer for giving this to me so I could complete the Wheat Series

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2006
(07.17.06) 12 oz brown bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago, IL. Lot 7083. Slight sweet malt aroma. Poured clear dark golden with small white head. Slight carbonation. Light-to-medium bodied beer that starts with light malt sweetness and fruity flavors. Finished with light malt fade. No discernable hop presence. Very good drinkable wheat beer. I preferred this ale over Bell’s wheat four and six.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ross (2075) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2006
Bottle from Jay (springslicker) Thanks! Pours out a bright orange color without much of a head on it. Smell is sweet, oranges, lemon, spices, and some malts. Taste is smooth and sweet, with a little hoppy flavors protruding out. Good beer, that went well while sitting outside on the beach. The first of the 4 wheat series that I am going to have today. Not too shabby, I think I like the wheat love better though.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2006
possibly my favorite from the wheat series. I love this beer. Perfect combination of wheat malts and yeasts. Great sweet flavor, full but not overbearing. Refreshing, and little bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drywallman (327) - Lake in the Hills, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2006
This one had everyting a good basic wheat beer needs: The amber yellow color, the lasting white head, the fruity yeast working with the chewy, grainy wheat, and respectable ’mellow’ hops signature. These go down way too easily.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (8915) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle... Lightly hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, off-white head. The nose is fruity and grainy with a malty note of honey. Mildly phenolic with whispers of smoke and spice. Moderately sweet flavor. Grainy with a pinch of salt. Medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Finishes crisp and mostly clean. Thanks to headbanger for sending the bottle!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3249) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2006
12oz bottle- An orange with a good white head and has an aroma of citrus and banana. Taste of strong alcohol on the front end but then invites some wheat flavor. Not bad after the initial taste.


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