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Bell's Wheat Love - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Wheat LoveBell's Wheat Love

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BA SCORE
87
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%


Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Wheatwine |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: sopor on 12-09-2005)
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.05/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a very cloudy, dark golden yellow color with ripe banana edges and a two finger, pillowy white head that very slowly settles into a lasting ring. Very good retention with streaks of soapy lacing left behind.

Slightly earthy aroma with soil-y, piney hops, zesty spice, bready yeast, citrus peel and malted wheat. Strong bread/bubblegum character along with a prominent banana presence countering the citrus zest, peppery spice and resinous hops. As it warms, the hop presence fades a bit and the wheat beer characteristics start to really stand out. The eight different yeast strands starts to dominate the nose and are complimented by lemon zest and coriander. A little heavy on the yeast/bubblegum/banana but smells pretty good.

On the lower end of medium body with really strong, tight carbonation that hurts the mouthfeel. The carbonation and a slightly creamy texture compliment the malted wheat and yeast notes but overpower the spice and sweeter citrus notes. Slightly tart with strong hints of sourdough bread, bubblegum, wheat and banana countered by peppery coriander spice and zesty lemon peel. There's a touch of boozy sweetness in the finish but the high ABV is very well masked. Tastes more like a strong wheat beer/hefeweizen than a wheatwine. Light and pretty easy to drink but the carbonation hurts the mouthfeel/drinkability and the flavor profile is one dimensional. I would have preferred more spice and sweet citrus character to balance out the heavy yeast notes.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2013 07:34:13 | More by corby112
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12oz bottle. Bottled on 9/18/13.

A: Cloudy golden body, with a massive creamy white head.

S: Wheat and fruity esters.

T: Taste of wheat as well as green apple and white grape.

M: Creamy feeling. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the abv, the is also a bit of burn.

O: Its alright a bit pricey. Im not super impressed with it to be honest.

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12 FL. OZ. bottle
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Bottled on 09/18/13

A - It is straw colored and cloudy. It is topped with half a glass of white head.

S - The smell is pear and some Belgian yeast. That is not what I was expecting.

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M - Medium

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Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.