Bell’s Wheat Eight Ale

 
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Formerly brewed at Bell’s Brewery
Style: Dunkelweizen
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Stein, Weizen

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RATINGS: 200   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s house ale strain, WLP410 Belgian Wit II Wheat Four Wheats: White, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied Yeast: WLP550 Belgian, WLP570 Golden, Wheat Two blend Wheat Six Wheats: White, Dark, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel Yeast: WLP500 Trappist, WLP530 Abbey, Wheat Four blend Bell’s Wheat Project (2005) is an experimental foray into the development of complex flavors in beer. The 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 8 the 55% of wheat is made up of eight different kinds of wheat malt, and this ale is made with eight different yeasts. Wheat Eight Wheats: White, Dark, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel, Chocolate Yeast: WLP4000 Belgian Wit I, WLP565 Saison, Wheat Six blend

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2.6
Ungstrup (37680) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2006
An unclear brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma is wheaty with a slight burnt note, and so is the flavor too.

2.3
joergen (28177) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2006
Bottle. Hazy brown coloured with a ebige head. Aroma of malts with notes of burned malts and ash tray. Flavour of malts and ash tray.

3.4
Tmoney99 (14502) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Bottle. Poured brown with a largefrothy light brown head that was fully lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body. Full toasted malt flavor with a light bitter finish of average duration. Good brew to drink to do 900.

3.1
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 18, 2005
(12oz bottle, thanks BBB63) Opaque dark brown body topped by a small beige head. Aroma is medium sweet, clove, light banana. Taste is medium sweet, clove, some banana, chocolate, light pepper. Creamy light-medium body.

2.9
BeerandBlues2 (13355) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Thanks to pdee for sharing. Pours dark nut brown with a patchy tan head. Aroma is boiled peanuts, malt (straw, meal) and perfumey hops. Sour yeast and malt, medium bitterness and acidity, low sweetness, tart, lasting wheat flavor, almost a sourdough of wheat bread. Dark bodied, fizzy and lively carbonation on the palate.

4
Dogbrick (13036) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2006
Hazy dark brown color with a medium thin light brown head that is reduced to filmy pockmarks pretty quickly. Thin lacing as well. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee and caramel. Medium-bodied with a fairly complex malt and wheat profile. Smokey and sweet with burnt coffee and caramel underneath. There is a tiny citrus hops bite in the aftertaste too. The finish is earthy malt and a bit of yeast. Probably my favorite out of this experiment.

3.4
bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2006
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a small beige head. Aroma of smoke, wood, toasted malt, and caramel. Flavor of toasted malt, smoke, and vinous.

2.6
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of DenverLogan. Poured a medium and cloudy brown color with a smaller sized off white head. I couldn’t initially place the aroma, but Whaleman nailed it when he said it was burnt rubber. That was hard to get around as it was really distracting. It eventually gave way to some smoke and wheat. Tastes of coffee, caramel, and chocolate. Tastes much better than the aroma.

4.3
shrubber85 (11411) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2005
Bottle. Dark malt and banana aromas. Opaque dark brown color with small head. Dark chocolate malt and banana flavor. Body good for the style. The best and most complex of the wheat series - this is a great beer. Consider it the best Dunkelweizen I tried from the US and in the top 5 worldwide. Exceptional - I hope they keep brewing this one from now on.

3.6
hopscotch (11113) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2006
Bottle... Murky, near black ale with a mid-sized, frothy, khaki-colored head. Good retention. Chocolate, wheat and coffee aroma. Moderately sweet flavor with notes of caramel and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and average carbonation. Chocolatey finish. Headbanger provided the bottle!


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