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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

447 Ratings
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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 210
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 18
Gots: 18 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

MattBreight, Feb 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

jeffwright, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

dar482, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of BeerisOK
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%

Initial impression: Almost drinks like a Belgian wheat ale.

Crisp, effervescence with a white biscuity head. Sweet aroma with hints of banana and bubble gum. Definite flavors of banana, clove and candy sugar. The alcohol hides well. I could enjoy a whole six pack of these for sure. This would drink very well during the summer on a hot Oklahoma day.

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BeerisOK, Feb 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

cjgator3, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

ToddGingerich, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of bennetj17
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%

Lemony yellow hued beer with a moderate haziness and pillowy thick, white foam. The carbonation is vigorous throughout, helping to sustain the head for many minutes after the pour. Yeasty, wheaty aroma, fruity, lightly spiced, much like a Weiss, but with a bit more malty sweetness.

The taste is a bit cleaner than expected, with sweet doughy malts, estery fruit notes, spice, and a powdery yeast finish. With the prickly strong carbonation it almost seems like a Strong Belgian Golden Ale but with wheat character. Moderately strong but the alcohol is kept well in check in terms of the flavor. Again the mouthfeel has almost champagne-like carbonation, but with a medium thickness.

Overall a quality beer from Bell's, and a bit unique as well. Bordering on the sweet side for my liking, but really it isn't overdone at all. Worth a try.

bennetj17, Feb 01, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

MNBeer1017, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.29/5  rDev -15.4%

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is HUGE - three fingers high, barely off-white in shade, and immensely creamy. Retention is great, annoyingly. There are even some splotches of lacing left behind, which is a rarity in many wheat beers.

S: I admit, the whole "wheatwine" thing made me expect something akin to a hoppy barleywine with wheat, but this is actually closer to an weizenbock (or, if you want to be cynical, double APWA). The aroma is very banana-forward, with underlying notes of wheat and orange sweetness. There are also twinges of clove. In general, this is a sweet brew, but the aroma itself works quite nicely.

T: It opens, like I anticipated, sweetly - primarily, it's bringing candied sugar and banana. On the back end, the ester character becomes slightly clove-like. Could use more hops, but hey, the bottle's over 4 months old. However, the fact that I'm just not picking up ANYTHING resembling hop bitterness is rather disappointing. It's solid, but too sweet for my personal tastes.

M: While there's something of a dry finish to help counteract some of the sweetness, there's a subtle but uncomfortable astringency that's really bothering me. Carbonation is good, stopping just short of being intense. It's drinks about as well as you'd expect an 8% wheat beer would.

O: It's good to be surprised once in a while. I definitely wasn't expecting an imperialized hefeweizen. As a rule of thumb, I'm going to compare this to other weizenbocks, and in that regard, it falls a little short. Still pretty good, still worth drinking again, just not worth buying 6-packs of.

ThisWangsChung, Jan 28, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DerekQXQX, Jan 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

MichiganderHB, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

staaaaalin, Jan 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

AricGresko, Jan 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

The beer is the color of a fading sunset, somewhere between yellow and orange. Fairly hazy with a gargantuan, pure white head. Lasting retention and ample lacing. The aroma offers oranges, grapefruits, juice, sweet citrus candies, yeast. The flavor is mildly sweet with a light hop bitterness. Orange candies and a hint of butterscotch. Alcohol is present but doesn't hinder enjoyment. Creamy feel with a light prickle from the carbonation. Solid.

Huhzubendah, Jan 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

threedaggers, Jan 24, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

jimmy13, Jan 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

DersOne, Jan 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

northstar23, Jan 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Boone757, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of rawfish
4.14/5  rDev +6.4%

Thanks to maximum12 for this beaut of a beer and the many more that came with it.

Pours turbid dark straw colored with a meringue-like whipped head. Retention is amazing leaving clumpy lacing on the glass.

Aroma of a strong hefe with yeast and spice aromas rising above, clove, bread dough and banana dominate. Wheat presence is marked with a subtle lemon zest note that blends with some grassy hops.

Full pale malt with a sprinkling of zesty wheat, a rough patch of cereal grains before uplifting clove and coriander spice notes. Finishes bright and drying with lightly grassy and citrus hops, slight powder flavor for a scrubbing finish.

Medium bodied, carbonation is bright but overdone as it gets so prickly it wipes out some of the flavors. The bottle label says to me that this beer is 8% alcohol, I'm calling shenanigans because I feel nor taste any of it.

More of andoublel hefe to the senses than a wheatwine but a very good beer. I could put away a few of them with the SoCal weather lately.

rawfish, Jan 14, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Iowacraft, Jan 13, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -2.8%

an excellent strong ale that brings together elements of three great beer regions; hefeweizen fruity vibes from germany, wit beer type belgian yeast, and the alcoholic warmth and cereal grain profile of an english strong ale or barleywine. fusion is fun, and in this case quite successful. the wheat malt is very light, and some more toasty grains bring sweetness. the yeast is herbal and fruity, almost like a hefe, i get a touch of banana in here. i also get some honey and floral characters, especially in the finish. a very clean drinking brew that is somehow really light and bright in the mouth despite being so large. not sure if this fits what i consider a traditional wheat wine, but its moving in that direction. light and airy but does not improve with warmth. funny esters come out and make it a little composty, but in general this is a very well done beer and a cool style hybrid. i would buy this if it were available in denver.

StonedTrippin, Jan 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Monkeyknife, Jan 12, 2014
Photo of secondtooth
3.89/5  rDev 0%

Pours a cloudy golden, with a rich, thick, and luxurious head of fine white bubbles. Lace is big and loopy.

Aroma is a typical weizen -- accents of banana, clove, spice, and yeast. Strong and hearty, and very surprising, somehow.

Taste is rich and full-bodied on the palate, with big heaps of sweet grain malts and a sticky, hoppy bitterness underneath the weizen tones. This is a very bold wheat ale -- effectively an "imperial weizen", and a very good one at that.

secondtooth, Jan 12, 2014
Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.