dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Purchased many, many cases from Bells Store. Hands down my favorite Bell’s product of all time. Just a perfect Weizenbock that was so delish. TheBeerLover (1027) - DC Metro Area, USA - FEB 12, 2006
For the love of wheat. This beer is a "wheat wine" by style, and it is an excellent example. The fifth, and final beer in the Bell’s Wheat . Wheat Love pours to a beautiful, hazy, deep golden, to burnt orange color, with a thick and creamy, white head, and a moderate, to soft carbonation. The nose on this beer is very inviting, with aromas of pale and wheat malts, paired with some estery fruit. The palate is slick and oily, on the tongue, with good pale and wheat malt flavors, with hints of estery banana, and pear. Wheat Love finishes with more good pale and wheat malt flavor up front, then ends with a peppery, soothing, mild alcohol burn that lingers. An excellent wheat wine, and an impressive beer, to end the Wheat Project with. Really a great thing Bell’s did here. I really enjoyed trying these beers, and Wheat Love Ale was and is a great beer. RedHaze (371) - Where the hell am I?, Nebraska, USA - JAN 14, 2007
UPDATED: APR 21, 2007 Pours a very nice, mostly clear, pale golden color, with a thin dense head that fades very slowly to a spotty cap, leaving behind quite a bit more lace than I was expecting.
Smell; there’s definitely a very solid wheat aroma in this, and some yeasty esters very reminiscent of a good hefe-weizen. There’s also a bit of a sweet fruitiness.
Taste; as I noticed in the aroma this has some similar charactaristics of a hefe, but it also has a touch of trippel going on as well. There’s the wheat that’s expected, but also a little banana, and some tropical fruits. This is a very interesting beer, and I wish that Bell’s would make more of this, instead of just being a one-off release.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate but smooth carbonation, with a bit of a drying finish. Drinkability is very good. I could happily have a few of these in one night if the alcohol would let me. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy yellow with giant, foamy, white head, strong lacing / Light, bright nose of citrus, pine, soap / Medium body, creamy and lush, sweet, good balance, long finish / Elegant, lush flavors of lemon, pear, pineapple, pine, banana, soap, cream / Forget this being a barleywine, but it is one fine pale ale or Bellgian blonde. Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Smells and tastes much like a belgian tripel but darker and thicker. Sweet, hay, maple syrup with banana and butterscotch on the nose. Almost as good to smell as it is to taste. Delicious.
Bockyhorsey (2628) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 25, 2006
iwrk4dickjones (22) - Michigan, USA - JUN 27, 2007
12oz bottle; Yeast stands out as the aroma alnong with a banana like some Wits I’ve had. Couldy yellow body with good head. Head settled to a thin layer all through beer. Quality lacing. At first not much but the banana flavor. By the middle is a carmel texure to blend with the banana and seemed like a bubblegum at the finish. Banana aftertaste left on palate. Man this was good.
It has a dirty appearence, with flecks of brownish-white stuff floating around in its cloudy golden body. The smell is sweet and wheaty, akin to Fruity Pebbles. The flavor is dynamite; rich but thoroughly drinkable from start to finish. Bilzmoude (19) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - DEC 21, 2005
Slight citrus aroma. Orange and cloudy with a stiff, white head that stays around for a while. Flavor is spicy and complex with hints of clove, anise and pepper. Turdferguson23 (2) - USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
Very good beer. Very light and easy to drink considering the high alcohol content. obguthr (6432) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Apple and lemon nose, clove accent. Hazy golden, huge head, good lacing. Apple and clove flavor, emphasis on the latter, dry. White wine finish, tannic almost rubbery. Elegant and complex. Alcohol not noticeable. Not usually my type of wheat beer, but this is exceptionally well made. Defies classification. Belgian blonde? Tripel? Saison? Who knows? Who cares, this is good!