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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


4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
TheBeerLover (1025) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 12, 2006
If you enjoy wheat beers, then Bellís 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.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rajendra82 (947) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 3, 2006
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, Iíve had.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PierreCelis (14) - USA - NOV 3, 2005
(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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoshuaB (474) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2005
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TChrome (1415) - Bedford, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2005
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 didnít 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.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 2, 2006
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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
Thanks to JohnC for bringing this to last nightís 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7101) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2005
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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 5, 2006
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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2005
Pours murky golden yellow, with huge white head. Good retention. Nice yeasty wheat aroma, with lots of citrus zest and faint spice. Flavor again very yeasty but with more banana than citrus, spice is a little more noticable. Very chewy mouthfeel. Very well done wheat, which is somewhat of a rarity anymore.


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