Formerly brewed at Bell's Brewery
Style: Wheat Ale
Galesburg, Michigan USA
Serve in Shaker, Weizen


on tap


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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AcctError12410 (53) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2005
a just-arrived-today 12oz sample, bottled 24 days ago--batch 7083. poured into a 10oz pilsner glass. mine’s fairly settled in the bottle, resulting in a slight yeast haze, nice golden body. quickly dissipating head. just a faint hint of belgian yeast aroma in the nose. nice texture and flavor. sweet malts, light flavor hops. silky sweet on the throat. overall, a fairly impressive American Wheat Ale, if ever there were one. Subtle yeast flavors, malty-sweet body with subdued hops: that’s the recipe for widespread acceptance. Most anyone would agree that this is a tasty drink, from fratboys to the beer-igentsia. I can’t wait to see how the next batches start to slowly tweak that original base beer, warp it until it becomes a beer version of the Transformers: four related but unique parts that combine to become what it was meant to be: the Wheat Love....

Slipstream (2720) - USA - DEC 25, 2010
Thanks to Adrian for opening up a bottle of this from batch 7083. I think it is 3-5 years old, but it tasted just fine. A sweet, malty wheat ale. Full-flavored and not light and dry like so many what brews are. Very interesting brew. I haven’t seen any of the others in this series, but I would like to.

Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2010
Tap. Poured with a hazy honey-amber color and an off-white lacing head. Aroma is fairly weak and blend, mostly yeast, malts. Medium dense body with high carbonation. Well rounded, easy on the palate. It was all right.

BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Tap. Hazy orange pour with a white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, clove, and orange/lemon. Not overly carbonated. Taste is similar to the aroma. Very nice beer!

Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2010
This poured a very hazy yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lemon zest, yeast, and wheaty character. Flavor was very light and refreshing, lots of wheatyness character, some yeast, and some lemon citrus notes as well. An excellent wheat beer.

topherh (1929) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours a hazy orange with hints of wheaty malt, very light clove, and banana. Flavor is tart, light clove, metallic, grass, and lemon. Not horrible for a 3 1/2 year old wheat beer.

jgb9348 (6590) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
Deep copper coloured body with a thin white head. Strong malt in the nose with a tiny bit of hops and nothing else. Light to medium bodied; decemt maltiness up front with some hops and a tiny bit of spice. After taste shows more of the malt and nothing of the complexity. Overall a pretty average beer good to try and recommended as a set. I sampled this 12 oz bottle at purchased at Merchants in Deerborn, MI on 28-May-206.

Stine (1801) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2008
Almost three years old now. A misty, coppery unfiltered orange. Husky wheat, creamed corn, cool metals and some dried caramel sweetness in the nose; nothing too blatantly offensive, but no moments of reassurance either. The lemon, clove and pastry bread qualities of its fresher character are present, and deeply buried under all the oldness.

A wet, metallic and lemony tang in a severely thinned and somewhat soured flavor; still, it remains sufficiently crackery in its malts and prickly enough in its clove and cardamom intimations to suggest an age quite younger than it actually is.

Medium body is crisp and sharp. Finishes on an odd, brisk lemon pepper spice/sour that’s somewhat unreadable. I don’t remember liking it when I had in pre-rating days, and I don’t much like it now; cheers to ticking, and thanks to the want-list fairy named Ken Weaver.

badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Coudy golden color with a pillowy white head. Smell of fresh bread, lemon, bananas and some clove too. Taste has soft on the banana and clove at the beginning, with a fresh bread and weird orange peel taste in the finish. Low carbonation and full body. Interesting experiment, but I didn’t really care for this.

phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2008
Pours a semi hazey golden colour, small but noticeable white head. Aroma is slightly fruity, Sweet aroma with rich fruit character. Peach, red delicious apples, and cotton candy. Taste is smooth, light and fruit filled.

dukefan (215) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
Drinkable pleasant stuff - it reminded me some of their Winter White. Flavors of banana and a slight touch of spice.

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