TheBeerLover (1019) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 12, 2006
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
If you enjoy wheat beers, then Bell’s Wheat Project is something that you just have to love. They start things off right with Wheat Two Ale. This beer pours to a beautiful, hazy, pale golden color, with a thick, and creamy white head, and a lively carbonation. The nose on this beer is excellent, with estery aromas of banana and pear, paired with some tart wheat malt aroma, and hints of citrus. The palate is firm, with good tart wheat malt flavors, paired with some biscuity pale malt flavor, and some estery fruit. Wheat Two Ale finishes with more good wheat malt flavor up front, then ends with a touch of pale malt sweetness, and some spicy yeast flavor. Really a great showcase of wheat malt aromas, and flavors, with some good yeasty character as well.
rajendra82 (872) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acquired a while back in a trade with TheBlackMallard, the Wheat Two Ale poured out clear golden yellow (since I held back the yeast in the bottle). Carbonation was active, and the head very small in size. The aroma was very typical of wheat beer, with banana being quite prominent, followed by a lemon-lime smell, a hint of clove, and finally some delicate hay. The taste was very clean showcase of the same fruity and spicy flavors. Considering this was relatively low strength beer that sat in my closet for a couple of months, no degradation was apparent. The body was thicker than typical for the style, and there was a wispy faint hop presence in the aftertaste. The beer felt quenching, yet was complex enough to keep my attention throughout the short session. Towards the end, I swirled in the yeast, and the taste got a touch spicier, while the body got a great deal cloudier. Head and shoulders above almost any other American Wheat, I’ve had.
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep gold with fine-textured head, aroma is lots of yeasty wheat. What an incredibly silky palate, light bright floral flavor with citrus and yeast, quenching yet velvety. Really delicious example of the style.
TChrome (1389) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beer pours style consistent cloudy amber with a big off white head that is retained. Aroma smells very nice for an American wheat, in fact if I didn’t know better, I would thing I was smelling a good German hefe. Notes include wheat, cloves, banana, some other spices. Flavor is consistent with the aroma, with a bit of a raw wheat flavor, along with a touch of banana and some spices. Palate is rounded and creamy. This is easily the best American wheat I have ever had.
JoshuaB (473) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice cloudy as all hell golden yellow, with some very fine sediment. Lots of frothy white head as well. Nose is wheat, yeast, lemon, and maybe some light hopping. Taste is so thick and creamy. Very wheaty and yeasty is the simplest way to put it. Nice citrus notes and some hop bitterness at the end. The chewiest wheat Ive ever had. Wheat series is off to a great start.
PierreCelis (14) - USA - NOV 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(12oz bottle- Red Wagon Shoppe, Rochester MI) Beatiful deep golden orange deepening to red in the center. Nose of lemon, slight banana, yeasty. Delicious soft wheat flavor, very subtle complexity with an oily mouthfeel... oh wait... that is probably from the chapstick. reminds me of Weihenstephan. slightly bitter finish. I am so pumped for #4 now...
thank goodness i have one right here.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Batch 7083. Poured a hazy medium golden with a light layer of white head... nice lacing followed it down. Really enjoyed the aroma of lemon and bananas, cloves and honey. Very smooth and clean on the palate. Flavors of wheat and lemongrass upfront, clove, banana, and bubblegum in the middle, and some spices with more banana at the finish. Very refreshing, and excellent example of the style!
muzzlehatch (4425) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle (batch 7083), 2005, from Bello Vino in Ann Arbor, MI (Dec 2005), served at cellar temperature in an Allagash glass. At first quite clear amber-gold, with a huge frothy lasting white head....the yeast shot really clouds things up with massive floaties and swirling clouds of fine organisms.....initially faint but very fresh and inviting banana/bubblegum aroma with touches of sourdough batter and blackberries, grassy dry hops and light subtle spicing (cumin, anise)....grows in power with a few minutes of work.....body is initially quite sour, with a light maple-vanilla sweetness entering shortly only to be overcome by significant doughy sour malts, heavy yeasty thickness on the tongue with low carbonation adds to the potency....peppery, tingly and surprisingly rather bitter at the finish along with neverending sourness, almost to the point of vinegar momentarily. Faint citrus qualities. Certainly not your everyday run-of-the-mill American wheat, this is most definitely a beer to savor and work with to get at its subtleties and secrets. Excellent.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to JohnC for bringing this to last night’s strong ale fest at pizza port carlsbad. This was a very interesting juxtoposition of a weat beer and a belgian strong. Heffeweizen notes played with belgian yeast on both the nose and mouth. Body was very soft and smooth. I emjoyed this and would like a few bottles for further contemplation.
Darkover (1497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden color with a big white head. Yeast aroma. Flavor of sweet malt, wheat and yeast. Pretty drinkable.