EBates (5) - Maumee, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2005 does not count
Bottle. Tasted after the wheat 4. I liked this better if only for the lack of the "funk" I found in the nose of the 4. Brown coppery color with a good deal of cloudiness. Flavor of banana bread in the aroma with an appropriate amount of sweetness for a beer of this style. Cheers to Bell’s for the producing experimental products like those of the wheat project. temporrari (398) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Pours hazy orange, medium and lasting off white head. Aroma is kinda funky Belgian yeast, certainly some wheaty character and some very mild roast, maybe even some cereal. Flavor is different than what I expected based on aroma. Smooth, fruity, bread, and fairly toasty. Good beer. Different and interesting. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2005
Darker yet and with more yeast than #4. Pours a deep amber orange with a creamy thin head of brownish. Aroma was a slightly rubbery lemon and clove hexane wheat with some coriander and lots of belgian yeast. Slight sweet sugary malt wafts in the background. Flavor is complex and ruddy, with deep rich burnt sugars, caramel and toffee cloaking a strong run of rich bright fruit; pears and apples. Some diacteyl tones and some rich bready, yeast runs that shrine the beer in deepness. Stronger, with alcohol showing through slightly in the finish. Palate holds a sweet, cloying and almost sticky sensation, with a kick of hop dryness in the background. Delectable and savory, with some level of mysterious demure. YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2005
A cloudy russet body rests beneath a foamy tan head that left delicate lacing as it receded. Bananas, wheat, hops, caramel meet the nose. Good feel in the mouth, rich and full. Flavor was malty and roasty with notes of fruit. Good stuff. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Poured with a cloudy dark copper colored body. There was a light tan head topping the brew. The aroma was pears banans and black pepper spice. There is also a little note of other spices. The taste is dry and woody wtih bread crust and some very subtle banana. The mouthfeel is heavy and sticky. A nice brew, but a bit heavy handed for me. Thanks for the bottle, Duane.
1FastSTi (3361) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2005
Pours to a thick rocky off white head atop a really murky unfiltered orangish-brown body. Decent lacing. The aroma is very strong and full of bananas foster and marshmallows. Either it’s heavily spiced or lightly spiced. There’s such a complexity in the aroma it’s hard to tell. Good wheat qualities as well. The flavor is really robust. Lots of bananas foster, sweet light brown sugar, nice wheat and spices. Grape nuts. Very nice. Given the murkyness of this brew, it’s surprisingly easy to drink and isn’t chewy or chunky. A very good brew. Thanks for experimenting Mr. Bell! dflip (27) - USA - NOV 28, 2005
Mild aroma; poors a dark orange to brown tint; very flavorful and refreshing that’s expected in a wheat beer. Did not notice any of the "banana" or "citrus" notes that one tastes in a German wheat, but who cares, because this has as great a flavor that is compariable, if not better than, any great tasting wheat. (Have not sampled the 2, 4, or 8 to taste which one’s better) MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - NOV 27, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2006 12oz - Aroma is very earthy with wet malts like the "4". Almost like you could plant something in it and it would grow. Pours a deep brown with a small off white head and good lacing. Flavor is a lot less offensive than the aroma. Wheat, barley malt, and watery tea. Palate is clean and crisp. Easy drinking but nothing exceptional. Metalhead (644) - Lake Zurich, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2005
This one was a big disappointment. I was expecting chocolate,spices etc. It was watery with no discernable taste. Pretty drinkable,just very bland. DavidP (1748) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2005
Bottle. Cloudy red-amber body with long-lasting carbonation maintaining a thin creamy head. Fruity/sweet aroma - Marshmallow, peach finishing w/ tootsie roll chocolate and brown sugar. Lighter fruits in the flavor - mango / pear appear right before a tart, plummy sweet wheat malt. The same elements in the finish. Nice enough flavors in the beer it’s just not real compelling.