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Bell's Wheat Two Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Wheat Two AleBell's Wheat Two Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 97
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 9.28%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Brian700 on 10-28-2005)
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Photo of KarlHungus
4.53/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This brew pours a semi-cloudy golden color with a lot of visible carbonation. The head is small, fluffy and white. The aroma is huge; cloves and banana. Very nice. The taste is even more amazing than the aroma; more cloves and more bananas. The mouthfeel is juicy, and medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this brew beats Oberon hands down.

Photo of silenius
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of those rare WOW beers for me when I tasted it. I really have to give props to Larry and his crew for brewing this beer. I realy enjoyed it and would love to see this beer on the shelves regularly.

The beer pours a hazy warm honey color with a nice and vigorous head that laces nicely.

Smell is pure wheat beer bliss! Yeasty bananas, honey, udon noodles, a hint of cloves and bread. Nicely done.

Taste like sweet and green bananas with some nice lightly spiced components. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was slightly rough and an a little thin. The only negative and not a big one at that.

Very drinkable. Great job!

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Skidz
4.45/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours out cloudy golden-yellow and sits a murky gold-amber in the glass with a firm, creamy white head, fading slowly to a light skim with a good amount of lacings around the glass.

Smells curiously fruity with hints of orange peel and lemon throughout. Crisp wheat background with doughy strands of yeast.

Flavor is supported by a core of wheat and accompanying doughy yeast. Lemon zest, orange peel and bits of grapeseed scamper about. Builds into a mildly bitter finish with hints of grasses throughout.

Light body yet supportively creamy in the mouth with fine carbonation in medium levels.

I can enjoy this, and I've been rather unimpressed with many American wheats, so this is definately a score for Bell's. I really have nothing bad to say about it as this is a very fine wheat. Looking forward to the next installments.

Photo of MaltyGoodness
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle received from Frozensoul327

Pours a hazy orange-straw color with a white head that fades.Mild lacing on the glass.

Smells fantastic! Very bready with banana and clove woven in. Smells like I want a wheat beer to smell.

Tastes almost just like it smells. A very nice bready taste upfront that's followed by a great banana and clove fruitiness. It finishes slightly dry and the fruitiness lingers which makes me just want more.

Body is very full and satisfying. It really compliments the flavor well.

This is a great wheat beer. I could drink one of these every day and not get tired of it. I wish I could get it locally.

Photo of GreenWBush
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

About time this showed up in our area, other places are getting Wheat 6, we finally get 2. Go figure.

This plops out of the bottle into a Hoegaarden chalice an orangey copper, rich and gooey in the glass with suspended yeasties and a small moon-like head.

The aroma is a tantalizing blend of classic hefeweizen bananna and clove, intermingling with the more mundane 'American Wheat' style fruit; lemon, orange. This resides atop a grainy, husky malt base with hints of cooking, white rice.

Wow, this is amazingly tasty for a style of beer i've pretty much written off. Silky smooth malt properties - now that I think about it probably the most smooth wit/hefe/wheat i've had in ages. Some of the traditionally Bell's gooey/gummy yeast profile but completely whalloped my humble expectations.

Orange-y hop burps follow. Very drinkable, if not addictive. This isn't something i'll necessarily think about grabbing when its 20 degrees outside.

But I might just buy a full sixer of American Wheat style beer. Now that's saying something. Gotta love Bell's. They could make an adjunct lager that would be worth savoring.

Photo of rajendra82
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

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, I’ve had.

Photo of alexgash
4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Yellowish-gold with suspended yeast cloud that makes it orange. Small, guazey head that laces well. Sweet, rich wheat malt. Nice. Minor citrus zest and banana and big yeast. Very tasty wheat malt with fruit bread, banana, and bubble gum. Spicy, almost astringent hop bitterness follows, but gets overshadowed by banana wheat malt in the finish. Medium-full bodied with a big wheaty protein feel. Dry finish. Thirst quenching and very tasty. I’m looking forward to 4, 6, 8, and Love. Bell’s is cool.

Photo of granger10
4.38/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This offering from the Wheat series is so much better than the 4. It pours out an amber orange color with copper along the sides. An egg white beaten head emerges and then reduces leaving behind a solid amount of lacing.

The aroma is quite pungent and intense. At first I get a wheaty spicy flavor but then the yeasty flavors start to pile on. Bananas and clove and bubblegum are all there. Finally I get some citris fruit but I can't really describe which fruit it would be.

The taste begins with a lemony sweetness. The wheat flavors are there but they're under the other malts and spices. Coriander is prevalent which reminds me a bit of Oberon. An earthiness emerges then fades. More citrus sweeps in. Finish is peppery and has some bitter orange peel in there. A hoppy bitterness cleans out the palate and leaves me ready to take another sip.

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Full bodied yet the beer goes down super smooth. The only detraction would be the citrus which gets to be a little much at times. This beer is an easy drinker which straddles the line between Wit and American Wheat. Definitely recommended.

Photo of neonbrown82
4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my favorite of the series so far. Thanks to jpm30 for helping me acquire the last two I needed (2 and 6).

The beer pours to a very hazy, peachy golden color with nice poofy white head. Lacing is spotty, but good.

The smell is dominated by banana, and to a minor degree of clove. The smell and taste remind me of an Ayinger Brau Weisse, which is probably my favorite readily available wheat beer. Lots of banana up front with a hint of lemon and clove battling in the background. Nice and sweet with a very gentle hop, and very refreshing.

The mouthfeel is fairly light yet creamy. Nice and crisp. Very enjoyable. This is what all American wheat beers should aspire to be, though the Germans should only continue to aspire to themselves.

Interesting enough, the Wheat Two tastes almost exactly like the Wheat Love despite all of the complexities in the brewing of the wheat wine as opposed to the two malts and two yeast strains used in the Two. The only difference is that this beer is not nearly as sweet or as strong. Just goes to show that subtlety is key in the German styles.

Photo of Sephiroth
4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I could only afford the Wheat Four last night, so of course I got this tonight. It is much less cloudy than the Wheat4. Huge head on this golden beer. Aroma of sweet bananas, some wheat, and pale malt.

The taste is great. It mirrors the smell, and I do not notice any hops. Almost a semi-sweet finish, almost. I did not realize how much I love wheat beers. The mouthfeel is light and crisp. The bubbles are small and light. The drinkability is a five. I said that the Wheat4 would be a lawnmower beer. Forget it, this is the one.

Photo of ypsifly
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz batch# 7083 which reads as bottled on 10-04-05 per the Bell's website. Poured into a pint glass.

Cloudy, burnt gold with one finger of white that slowly falls to a layer of foam and leaves sheets of lace in its wake.

The nose is malted wheat, lemon zest, spice that comes close to coriander and slight floral hops. Nice blend of Wit and standard Wheat aromas.

The taste follows the same lines as the aromas. The wheat comes up first and is balanced nicely with the barley, a quick citrus note followed by a growing bitterness from the hops, yet the malts stay for the whole ride. Finishes dry and a little spicy with the house yeast strain making itself known in the after taste.

The mouth is fuller than most american wheats, but not out of style. The drinkability is really good. This could be a really good session or dinner beer. This was a pleasant surprise. I tend to shy away from Wits, and I was expecting this to have a mostly Wit profile, but it has enough Wheat style to keep me interested. I found the aromas and mouth on this to be better than the 4.

Photo of bahumutx
4.22/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a one finger head that is dissipating slowly.

Smell: The smell consists of a slight hops smell and wheat. I can also smell hints of citrus and cloves.

Taste: Starts off with malt sweetness and then ends with a strong wheat flavor. There are hints of banana, cloves, and citrus fruit flavors throughout.

Mouthfeel: A smooth Mouthfeel with a slight creaminess with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. I even dare to say you could get addicted. I could have a few of these in a sitting.

This is my first beer of Bell’s experiment with Wheat and I must say I like it a lot. I look forward to trying all of the others in the series.

Photo of patrick16o
4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

golden copper hue with some sediment. good sized crown slightly hazey. aroma has lots of wheat, some citrus and hints of malt. flavor is nicely balanced with malt and wheat flavors, and a nice touch of hops at the end. very nice complexity. good mouthfeel and drinkability

Photo of ppoitras
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity... From Bell's website: The Batch ID that you entered '7083', is a Bell's Wheat Two Ale. Your Bell's Wheat Two Ale was packaged on October 4, 2005.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed 1/2" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden brew. Head lasts nicely, with average to good lacing. Aroma is wheat and light citrus. Flavor is well-balanced with wheat character and bitterness, and the citrus and light clove character just flesh it out further. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is very impressive. Another nice Bell's brew.

Photo of dirtylou
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz, bought a 6-pack at Steve's in Madison, batch 7083

appearance: pours a pretty impressive pale golden orange color, very murky and cloudy with a huge creamy white head and thick lacing

smell: nice and wheaty, huge citrusy aromas in the nose...some tangerine and apricot, nice yeast aromas, banana, "belgian"

taste: nice and fruity, tropical, citrus-tangerine,orange, apricot, belgian yeasty flavor, some banana. plenty of wheat, especially in the aftertaste... quite enjoyable!

mouthfeel: smooth and refreshing, good carbonation

drinkability: pretty drinkable


This is a nice release from Bell's, a little outside of their box, so to speak. I love the idea behind the wheats project, only question the timing.

Photo of SheepNutz
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy pale copper color with only one finger of head, even with a heavy pour into such a tall glass. There is a good amount of lacing though. The smell is fairly fruity. Lots of esters coming through, with a bit of banana and apple in the nose. Some bready aromas as well. The taste is very unique. It's fruity and smooth at the beginning, with a lot of yeast character, but the finish is a little bit hoppy. Faint earthy hops linger on the tongue. It's very well balanced. The mouthfeel is extremely thick, but with spritzy carbonation. The drinkability is very nice too. Pretty good for a category that many craft beer drinkers (myself included) are not the nicest towards.

Photo of scruffwhor
4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance- Poured a one and a half finger head with a bit o' recession, but maintained a filmy foam throughout. Lacing was a constant with this beer, but slowed down bit by bit as the beer got warmer. Coloring was more like a German pilsner than the wheat or weiss beers that I'm more accustomed to. Golden with a slight, SLIGHT haziness to it. light film was left on the inside of the glass.

Smell- Smells like mama's bakign whole grain wheat bread in the oven. Except she used a tad too much yeast for the loaf. This not a brew you want to let get too warm, although it does bring out a much more wheaty character to the beer.

Taste- Reminds me oa notch less from the weiss category and more towards the pilsner side. But this great blend of light hops and bready malts makes this beer very drinkable. Wouls go great with a lot of different meals or soemthing to enjoy after a long day at the rat races.

Photo of PeatReek
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 7083.

Aroma: clean fruity nose, slight clove scent. Smells fresh. Little to no hops in the aroma.

Taste: fruity. clove & a hint of banana; soft maltiness with a crisp finish.

Appearance: Thin white head dissoves quickly to a ring. Clear for a wheat beer, nice bold yellow color with a tinge of amber.

Mouthfeel: light body. Smooth but not oily; prominent carbonation helps with the "crips" taste perception.

Overall a nice weizenbier, though no aspect sticks out as particularly stunning. Superbly drinkable on a hot summer afternoon, I'll bet.

Photo of trumick
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy orange-yellow with a thin white head that dissapates slowly leaving spots of lace.

Scent is of wheat malts, fruity-citrus, corriander and intense yeast.

Taste follows the nose with bready wheat malts, light fruity accents which hints of citrus to me, and a slightly bittering corriander-pepper finish. It all melds quite well.

Mouthfeel is smooth light to medium bodied and just the right amount of carbination.

Drinkability is outstsanding. I could drink these things all day, and have someone pick me up more on the next beer run.

Another home run from Bells. I like wheat beers, but not Oberon which this is not. This one is in the top 5 on my wheat beer list and recomended.

Photo of Brian700
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a golden yellow with a white head that slowly fizzled out to a ring around my glass.

The aroma was of wheat malt, coriander, & fruity esters.

The flavor of this beer was of wheat malt that has some slight sourness to it like a saison mixed with the coriander flavor you get from a nice hefe weizen. There is some acidity present in this beer.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

I really like this beer and think it is a highly drinkable brew. I definately recommend this beer.
learn more about the Bell's Wheat Project at:
http://www.bellsbeer.com/wheat.asp

Photo of beerinator
4.1/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slighly cloudy, straw colored beer. Off-white head with good retention and nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Bananas, fruit and spicing upfront. Caramel maltyness. This one smells nice. Very pleasant aromas melding together.

Taste: The banana and clove continue through to the tongue. There is a bit of peppery spice here, but most of the flavors come through in the form of sweet caramel and fruityness. The mouthfeel is solid, but not overly so. The finish is a bit sweeter than I would prefer, but it's still a good one.

Notes: Well worth the purchase. Two is a low number, but it performs like it's higher up the scale. Sessionable.

Photo of ChiSox05
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dimmed golden color /w a long standing 1/4" head down from an effervescent inch on the initial pour.

A strong, bright wheat aroma, image popped in my head of a box of Total cereal. Also a yeast scent that reminded of some Belgians but less sharp, less citric.

Tastes of wheaty bran, some lemon rind. Light up front maltiness and some on the palate afterwards. Wheat bran breadiness with all the tastes working well together and then spiciness on the end that is rigid but very slight.

Light to medium mouthfeel, medium body probably from the wheat and yeast. Medium carbonation and a finishing sour, dryness that makes the next sip wanted.

My second of the series that I'm guessing will be my favorite. Very enjoyable, Bell's hit this one right on the head. Hope they can keep this out year round.

Photo of mcallister
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really like the appearance of this beer. I nice masculine deep golden/copper, atop sits a half inch white head that leaves sticky lacing behind. Uber amounts of carbonation bubbles make their way to the top in a race for freedom. And a few yeast particles gently glide through the magic elixr.

Hints of corriander, yeast, wheat bread, lemon, white pepper, anise, and maybe even a little star fruit.

Again corriander in the mouth, with a predominant wheat toast flavor. Nice, crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Very belgian in style. Like the appearance would lead you to believe this is a masculine wheat beer. Very bold, thick flavors, well balanced, with good complexity.

The corriander hurts the drinkability from my perspective slightly but still a damn drinkable beer.

Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer poured into the glass fairly clear with some particulates in the amber straw colored brew. The head was wispy and white but made an attempt at lacing the glass.

The aroma was fruity with a strong wheat impression, a bit of clove spice and some caramel.

The flavor was wheat with a bit of malty caramel presence thrown in. The clove of the aroma was lesser in the flavor and helped to add a crispness to the brew. The flavor also contained a nice fruity character. The bittering was just enough to keep the wheat and any sweetness at bay.

The finish was dry but not drying with a lasting impression of wheat and a very low and slight bit of spice. The aftertaste was negligible. The body was just below medium. A good solid wheat beer.

12 ounce bottle. Thanks beerinator!

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Bell's Wheat Two Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.