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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

460 Ratings
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Ratings: 460
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 19
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: sopor on 12-09-2005

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Ratings: 460 | Reviews: 210
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4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hard to believe it's been about 8 years since this first came out, picked up the complete Wheat Series back in the day. One of the earlier one-off series I can remember.

Pours a golden orange color, becoming an opaque dull brass shade once the yeast is poured in. Protip: pour the yeast in, it adds some depth to the aroma and taste. Creamy foam on the surface, that leaves behind some spotty lace around the edges.

Sweet bready aromas, wheaty and yeasty with a touch of floral hops.

Smooth and creamy like a hefeweizen, but a little heavier in feel. Lightly fruity, toasted grains, bready wheat, light caramelized sugars. Medium bodied with a substantial feel, adequate carb levels. Overall a nice wheatwine that isn't overly boozy like some.

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of BMMillsy
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from Tipples. Was expecting a light and super sweet syrupy wheatwine here...definitely not what this is, ha. Pours a hazy deep yellow with a small white head. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom. Aroma of banana, yeast, clove, sweet honey, a bit of wheat. Smells like a big sweet hefe. Flavor is huge sweet clove and banana, some yeast, more fruit esters, crisp clean finish. Mouthfeel is medium with big full on carbonation. This is a sweeter, slightly stronger/heavier hefe. This was really good and not what I had expected. Nice beer!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of mothman
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is the 3rd bottle I have drank (separate occasions) and I must say this is a great beer.

Off white head. Great retention. Color is a hazy burnt yellow.

Flavors of wheat, bubblegum, cloves, and bananas. It is all real and dense. Lots of malt. Easy to drink for the abv. A wheat beer with a nice amount of body.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Creamy and smooth.

Overall, a well crafted wheatwine that brings out great flavors, has a pleasant kick, and drinks very easy. My 6 pack isn't lasting very long.

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3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a dense, lovely, autumn golden Belgian color…head is white and thin, with tiny bubbles forming a consistent layer across the top…when I look close, I can see some bubble action along the glass…an alright lookin’ brew, could give a bit more in head, but probably consistent for style…(3.5/5)

Smell: Tons of lively smell…I’m getting tons of wheat (as expected), mixed with yeast, a lemony astringent aroma, clove, honey and banana…very complex for a light brew…malts are light, grassy, a bit pale…there is a faint touch of piney/citrus hops bitterness that rounds out this fantastic smelling brew...(4/5)

Taste: Yum! A vibrant wheat brew with a Belgian yeast twist…wheat, lemon, yeast, mild grassy bitterness…it’s not a complex flavor, but lively and rich, with a nice lemon zesty bite…some astringent notes…banana, clove and a light pepperiness also present…very reminiscent of their infamous Oberon…strong hops presence is palpable, but doesn’t bring a ton of bitterness…very drinkable…(3.75/5)

Mouthfeel: Light body with tons of carbonation…very fluffy bringing lemon and yeast (banana) flavor to the palate…a chewy, creamy and slightly heavier feel as I swirl it around in my mouth…astringent yeast flavor lingers well into the after taste…(3.5/5)

Overall: Another solid brew from Bell’s…it’s very similar in taste to what I remember Oberon tasting like, I’d like to try them next to each other to really see what the differences are…definitely a Belgian inspired brew that brings tons of yeast flavor…it’s the kinda brew I picture going well with a backyard fire…if you’re into Belgian style brews or Bell’s in general, this is a worthy purchase…(3.5/5)

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottled poured into a Spiegelau glass. Packaged on 9/18. Consumed on 10/22.

A - Perfect description of color is peach juice. Completely translucent. Gentle pour yielded a 1/2 finger of nearly clear foam which quickly dissipated. Unable to tell carbonation due to translucency. Sediment in bottom of bottle.

S - Lemon and grass. Smelled like a lemony wheat beer. Slightly boozy.

T - Acidic sour lemon upfront. Paired with the apparent high level of carbonation, it's somewhat harsh. Lasting tartness plus typical wheat beer flavor.

M - Over carbonated. Masks whatever other flavor there may be other than lemon and wheat.

O - I bought this beer because of the fine quality of Bell's other products that I have tried. This beer is an absolute miss. It's borderline unpleasant.

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3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Paid 3 bucks for the single. Into a pint glass

A - First thing I noticed was the sweet pillow like head well over an inch and sticking around for quite a while. Lacing all sticky and whatnot. The color reminds me of an unfiltered triple looking like peach juice.
S - Smells like a Belgium triple with no spice. Alcohol smells noticeable with a wheat base and a touch of fruity yeast.
T - Very nice wheat taste swoops in the finish. I appreciate this since the base of the beer seems heavy alcohol with a touch of bread and drying yeast. Guess on par with the style.
M - Medium to heavy it does go down rather stick and the wheat really does make it drink able.

Overall for my first Wheatwine it's quite an experience kind of like a wheat based triple. Worth picking up just for a fresh take on Bells awesome brews.

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I needed some wheat love after this past weekend's Detroit sports debacle.On tap at the Filling Station in GSO.Poured into a standard pint glass a dull hazed dark apricot color with a thinner slightly off white head atop.Aromas were very yeasty with some banana and clove-spice standing out,almost like a wheat bock.Flavors are spicy with some medicinal notes with a tinge of toasted wheat,the alcohol sweetness creeps up on you.Not bad but the yeast was a little big compared to alot of others of the style I have had.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

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Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 460 ratings.