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

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Bell's Wheat LoveBell's Wheat Love

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BA SCORE
87
very good

432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | 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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YogiBeer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-19-2013 02:44:13 | More by YogiBeer
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Bung

Michigan

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz. Rather bright gold pour, a little orange a little hazy. Finger of white that really retains well.

Aroma, Sharp yeast up front. Wet grain, wheat. Faint lemon zest.

Taste, Solid clove and yeast. Some caramelly malt, bannanas foster. A little more booze than should be present for 8%.

Nearly medium body, good level of carbonation. A little more warming than I would like. A double wheat, not a wheatwine. Worth trying once though.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2013 02:10:15 | More by Bung
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maximus_rebel

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-18-2013 12:45:54 | More by maximus_rebel
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plinythederek

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-18-2013 02:56:50 | More by plinythederek
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dalepryor

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-18-2013 01:42:49 | More by dalepryor
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oldvines

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-18-2013 00:14:00 | More by oldvines
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Bonsai

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-18-2013 00:00:48 | More by Bonsai
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visualmartyr

Indiana

3/5  rDev -22.9%

10-17-2013 22:55:33 | More by visualmartyr
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waston

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-17-2013 01:28:43 | More by waston
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Supergenious

Michigan

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

-Light gold, with nice cloudy wheat appearance, with medium to high carbonation.

-Smells of banana and spice, which tells me they used a hefeweizen yeast. I did not expect that. I'm not complaining, but did not catch that from the description.

-Very tasty with little to no hop flavor, and some slight residual sweetness. The yeast profile tastes more of an Americanized hefe, with a slightly more mild flavor.

-Excellent wheaty mouthfeel.

I think this one should be categorized into another beer style. I would not call it a wheatwine. More of a hefeweizen. Actually, I don't know why they wouldn't market this as a Imperial hefeweizen. This was not what I was expecting, however I enjoyed very much and would buy again. As a matter of fact, I would dare say this was one of the better American hefe's I have tasted.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 17:20:49 | More by Supergenious
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CaptainNomihodai

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-16-2013 05:07:04 | More by CaptainNomihodai
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SportsandJorts

Virginia

4.56/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: an orangish yellow. very hazy but no sediment and a off white head about a finger tall that leaves a little bit of a lacing.

Smell: good wheat character. citrusy.

Taste: starts off with a subtle lemony bread taste. followed by a good wheaty background, shifts towards a slight banana flavor and a bit of spicy alcohol. wonderful complexity

Mouthfeel: perfectly smooth with just a bit of a warming effect. nice and full body

Overall: another killer limited release by bell's. they really need to do more special releases like this because they come out with some of my favorite beers. Great wheatwine with very german weizenbock like character

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 23:32:00 | More by SportsandJorts
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carlborch

Michigan

4.11/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pale hazy gold with a 2-inch creamy white-to-off-white head that persists. The initial nose suggests clove, orange, and pear, with hints of yeast and hops. Nice complex bouquet. Moderately high carbonation. Sweet, approachable, and moreish palate with medium body and suggestions of sour-dough bread, banana and freshly ground Malabar pepper. Delicious. Belgian lace forms. Makes me think of Berliner Weisse, with subdued sour notes. A definite repurchase.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 18:43:43 | More by carlborch
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-15-2013 12:42:24 | More by Dactrius
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JimmyFlatRock

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-14-2013 22:21:57 | More by JimmyFlatRock
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BuckTuckian

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-14-2013 14:06:26 | More by BuckTuckian
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redleg64

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 22:48:32 | More by redleg64
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mrebeka

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 21:45:45 | More by mrebeka
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Lantern


4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 18:47:43 | More by Lantern
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barczar

Kentucky

3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a murky golden yellow with a frothy ivory head that slowly dissipates, leaving spotty lacing.

Wheat, lemon, and clementine dominate the aroma initially, with clove and light floral and earthy hop notes adding complexity. Banana surfaces as it warms.

Flavor reveals more wheat, with bubblegum esters surfacing mid palate. Lemon zest and orange underlie the wheat and grain backbone. The finish is fairly dry and clovey. Alcohol is evident in the aftertaste

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and significant alcohol warmth.

Like a wheat beer on steroids. Not as estery add some, and very wheat dominant. It's a bit hot. Would like to see this with some age on it.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 18:25:56 | More by barczar
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 17:25:58 | More by plumcrazyfx
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MacStinson

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

10-13-2013 04:56:36 | More by MacStinson
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 02:07:16 | More by bpfrush
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WesM63

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 01:52:53 | More by WesM63
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jsf14

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-13-2013 01:39:24 | More by jsf14
Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.