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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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threedaggers

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-24-2014 03:47:09 | More by threedaggers
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jimmy13

Wisconsin

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

01-23-2014 22:54:15 | More by jimmy13
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DersOne

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-18-2014 04:02:01 | More by DersOne
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northstar23

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-18-2014 02:56:55 | More by northstar23
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-16-2014 00:21:22 | More by Boone757
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rawfish

California

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2014 02:58:26 | More by rawfish
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Iowacraft

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2014 16:36:48 | More by Iowacraft
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2014 05:01:51 | More by StonedTrippin
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Monkeyknife

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-12-2014 21:54:10 | More by Monkeyknife
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secondtooth

Indiana

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2014 16:09:21 | More by secondtooth
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a very hazy pale golden yellow in color with moderate to significant amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass, moderate amounts of fine light sediment towards the bottom of the glass, and hints of apricot highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy off-white head that very slowly reduces to a half finger thick layer covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of yeast with slightly lighter aromas of banana, clove, and just a hint of stone fruit (apricot/nectarine) sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of toasted wheat and wheat with a light amount of stone fruit sweetness (apricot/nectarine). That is followed by light to moderate flavors of banana and clove as well as a very strong flavor of yeast. Moderate amounts of alcohol sweetness in the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to strong amounts of carbonation.

O: A lot yeastier than the other beers I have tried in the style and vaguely reminds me of a suped-up Hefeweizen. Interesting with a decent amount of complexity but not the easiest drinker as the alcohol is not overly hidden.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 01:56:27 | More by dbrauneis
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Hendrick24

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-09-2014 21:42:44 | More by Hendrick24
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Pintofbrown

Iowa

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this in a snifter. Packaged on 09/18/13 bottle date.

Huge, two-inch width, mousse-like, white foam dominates this beer's cap. The lid is cratered and bubbly. The retention on this thing is great, after the first sip it has deflated maybe by half, with a good slap-dash pattern of chunky lace left behind. The light gold and copper body is alive with numerous jets of fast moving carb bubbles. Just the look of this beer has me excited.

There is a minerally effervescent scent showing up first. Wheat Love has a definite earthy twist, slightly herbal, kind of clove-y. The wheat is subdued, but may be factoring into that tangy and sweet mineral aroma.

The flavors are sweet and wheaty with just the barest of herbal notes. Vanilla and banana really lead things off, with clove peeking in behind. The finish gets just a little earthy and mineral-like while never losing the sweet malt flavors, with a kiss of light bitterness on the swallow. How good is this stuff! Not overly wheat-y, and a really balanced play of flavors.

The feel is so incredibly smooth and velvety on the tongue, really well done carbonation with a crisp feel. The banana flavor sticks around for a long time after the swallow, nothing wrong with that. And this offering sports a big medium body.

Wheat Love is an incredibly well balanced wheat beer with an outstanding array of flavors that mesh into something much greater than its individual parts. The vanilla, the banana, the clove, the earthiness: the interplay is great. There was certainly a missed opportunity in the aroma department. The mineral-effervescence and slightly tinny nose do not do this beer justice at all. I hope I can find more of this now that I finally got around to trying it!

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2014 01:11:32 | More by Pintofbrown
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured from a bottle to a snifter. Had a yellow color and a cloudy texture. There was a massive, foamy, very long-lasting head. Fair lacing.

S: A good aroma of wheat, fruit, and some spices as well.

T: Tasted of wheat, though not a huge amount, some banana, a little malt, and cloves. A light, surprisingly sweet flavor. Very direct and flavorful.

M: A high level of carbonation with a prickly finish. Light-bodied.

O: It seems most wheatwines are somewhat harsh and grating, but I didn't get that impression with Bell's Wheat Love. Very easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2014 03:07:16 | More by avalon07
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davemathews68

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-05-2014 04:49:27 | More by davemathews68
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pours a hazy gold with a two-finger white head. Light amount of lacing.

S - Sweet and malty with banana and cloves present up front. There is some yeast in the background.

T - Taste follows the nose. Sweet and malty with banana and clove upfront. Some slight bitterness in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very crisp with a dry finish. ABV is barely noticeable.

O - Very flavorful for a wheat beer. Lots of crisp clean flavors. Very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2014 02:40:08 | More by TreyIsWilson
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tom_eason

Georgia

4/5  rDev +2.8%

01-04-2014 03:33:42 | More by tom_eason
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ajzy

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-04-2014 02:54:35 | More by ajzy
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tweezer159

Alabama

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-31-2013 02:32:58 | More by tweezer159
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AgentMunky

California

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. Bottled on 18 September 2013.

A: Very cloudy. Brown mustard-yellow. Can't see through it. Two and a half fingers of head. Promising wheat beer.

S: Despite a metallic tinge, still pretty nice. Very typical spice and sweetness.

T: The head tastes like bananas and clove. The beer tastes much the same. Rather strong, it reminds me of an imperial wheat BrewDog made. Yeast is sweet, lightly floral, and distantly spicy. Finish is pleasant and long.

M: Full and spicy. Delightful.

O: Highly recommended offering from Bell's. Delicious as always.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 00:46:01 | More by AgentMunky
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target88

Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-28-2013 23:45:59 | More by target88
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ChrisKayler

Virginia

4.31/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Devil's Backbone Hefeweizen Glass.

Appearance: Pours a golden color. The beer itself is very hazy, with a 3'' head blowing up from an average our. The head color is cream, and lacing is sparse.

Smell: Alcohol is noticeable, and a strong banana smell shines through as well.

Taste: Similar to the smell. The alcohol is noticeable but not a detractor here.

Mouthfeel: One of the best parts of this beer. The body is medium-full, with a thick texture. Carbonation is average, with a sweet finish. The alcohol here, again, makes itself noticeable with a wonderful warming sensation.

Overall: As said, I really enjoyed the warming alcohol in this beer. It was my first time with the style, and I really loved it!

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 02:39:41 | More by ChrisKayler
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BeerDawgs

Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Bright yellow, with a ton of head and sticky lace. Unbelievable amount!

S - Sweet and malty, almost smell a belgian yeast strain?

T - Like the smell, sweet and malty and even Belgian stylish. Very tasty!

M - Highly carbonated. Smooth but does not sizzle

O - Damn tasty! Bells sure knows how to brew some great beers. They can nail just about any style they try.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 02:10:14 | More by BeerDawgs
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -10%

12-26-2013 22:57:35 | More by Knapp85
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BradtheGreat7

Ohio

4.14/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Review taken early November 2013.

12 oz brown bottle with a orange Bell's style label. Strains of wheat gracing the beautiful artwork. I really enjoyed the art here. Appropriate for the season we are in at the moment. Poured into a Stemmed Tulip glass.

A - golden-yellow with lots of haze. Maybe a bright orange factor going on from the Haziness. Bright white head is creamy with loads of frothiness. Nice lacing with lots of stick.

S - smells like a big Hefeweizen. Clove and spices with slight banana and bubblegum whiffs. Wheat, grain, and bread like notes layout the backdrop. Hefe like up front with A real complex yeast character to follow. Real funk like. Think German Hefe/Abbey Saison/Witbier.

T - a nice sweetness of fruit paired with the funk of the large blend of yeast. Big juicy orange with the slightest hint of banana continue out into the middle. Bready malt and wheat lay claim to an almost dry finish.

M - medium bodied yet still displays a nice texture. It's creamy and easy to drink. Much like all Bell's brews. I poured 2 of these back to back and barely noticed the 8% at all. But it is there make no mistake :)

O - wheat love is a very nice brew. It has a lot going on and it surprised me at how good it really is. A real complex beer in terms of the way it was made with a load of different yeast strains. This is a fine Wheatwine and I just bought a few more as I was surprised to see it sitting in the store this long. Bells yet again did a very class job at crafting this unique wheat beer gem. If you enjoy wheat beer I insist on grabbing at least one of these. It's more than worth the try!

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2013 17:15:38 | More by BradtheGreat7
Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
87 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.