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

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87
very good

440 Ratings
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 4
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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zeledonia

Minnesota

3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Batch 12351, bottled 18 September 2013.

Pours a pale yellow, the color of late-summer wheat. Looked clear coming out of the bottle, but it's hazy in the glass. One finger of white head, fluffy and dense. Good retention, islands and peninsulas of lacing.

Smell is full, wheaty, and yeasty. It's like a beefed-up hefeweizen, reminiscent of New Glarus's Imperial Weizen. Has that same clove, spice, and a bit of banana. Delightful fruitiness, and full in the nose thanks to the wheat. Excellent.

Taste starts out nice - full, fruity, and sweet - but then it disappears before the flavors can fully develop. Spicy and pungently fruity (bananas and mangos) while I can taste it. But I can feel the beer long after I can taste it. Odd.

Feel is decent, but not as good as it ought to be, given the wheat presence. Begins fluffy, then drops to watery with soda-like fizz. That persists, sitting flavorlessly on the tongue.

A tale of two beers. The front half is excellent, and just when I'm expecting it to peak, it fades out. Too bad, as for a couple seconds I thought it was going to be stunning.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 04:02:00 | More by zeledonia
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Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 440 ratings.