Bell's Wedding Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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4.05/5 rDev +7.4%
This is my kind of American Pale Wheat. Almost seems like a near Imp. Wit to me.
Pours a permahazed farm straw gold with orange tinges, tons of sediment, and a healthy whitish head.
Aroma is exceptionally spicy with plenty of apricot, peach, cilantro, yeast, lemon grass, and a touch of hops.
Flavor is better balanced then many similar beers with a fruity front and nicely bittered finish. Perfectly dry with warm citrus flavors of peach, apricot, and lemon, plenty of spice, and an overriding strong yeast feel. Fresh hop finish, rare and heavy for style but much appreciated by me.
Drinkability: Through the roof. Balance is just great.
08-14-2006 14:02:55 | More by DaPeculierDane
3.98/5 rDev +5.6%
Bottle #68 of 203
A - Pours a semi-hazy burnt orange with one finger of white head. Head dissipated pretty quickly, leaving only scant lacing behind. A bit of suspended material.
S - Big coriander aroma that is also very bready. Orange peel and some slightly funky yeast round this out.
T - Orange is the first taste that comes through, quickly followed by cpriander and a faint pepper presence. Mostly bready malts, but also a bit of sweetness. Finish is a bit dry and yeasty.
M - Medium mouthfeel with moderate carbonation and a dry, somewhat spicy and earthy finish with a bit of orange sweetness as well.
O - Quite enjoyable overall, and I'm glad I got to try it, but this wasn't worth the price.
04-15-2012 23:07:41 | More by warnerry
3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
Funky yeast aroma. Lots of wheat, blood orange, honeyish. Great spicy finish, the bitterness seems higher than the IBU would indicate. Yellow bodied. It grows on me as regards drinkability. Very good for its style.A rare bottle, so thanks for sharing Johnsense.
03-16-2012 02:50:44 | More by Sammy
4.33/5 rDev +14.9%
Served in a pint glass, on tap at Maduro during the Bell's "Pre-Great Taste" party
appearance: served in a pint glass...pale tangerine coloured body, slightly hazy
smell: tangerine, orange-citrus, decent yeast presence, light golden wheat aroma...sweet, fruity and delicate aroma which suits this beer
taste: This beer is completely on point...if its 7.5%abv then it does a tremendous job of hiding it. big citrus flavours dominated by tangerine, orange, and a light ruby red grapefruit touch...yeasty, nice crisp wheat body, sweet peach juice
mouthfeel: medium body, super refreshing
08-17-2006 23:55:42 | More by dirtylou
3.95/5 rDev +4.8%
On-tap from Dave's kegerator. It's a bit like an amped up Oberon, but not quite. This is a little cleaner and has a spicy edge to it that also reminds me of Bell's Sparkling Ale. There's also a hot orange and and mild herbal citrus rind edge to it, making it one of the more interesting American wheat beers I've tried.
06-24-2011 20:57:25 | More by tempest
3.6/5 rDev -4.5%
A big thanks goes out to Mississipping for sharing this one at StayWhatYouAre2’s Bachelor Tasting a few days before his wedding! Served from bottle into a Boulevard Smokestack tulip. Poured yellow-orange with a half finger white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, earth, earth hop, and caramel hop. The flavor was of sweet malt, wood, earth, earth hop, citrus, and subtle onion. It had a light feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. The aroma on this one was very well balanced with the earthiness and caramel sweetness going on. The flavor was pretty good with the small exception of the onion character that was present. Glad I got the opportunity to try this one and even happier I got to try it before a special event in a good friend’s life.
05-31-2012 12:33:58 | More by thagr81us
4.22/5 rDev +11.9%
Hazy wheat ale colored body is a honey murky tone. Head is just barely a skim of off white. Nose is very clean with some wheat tones and fruity yeastiness. Very nice nose for the style. Crisp and yeasty up front quickly yielding to a sweet mellow fuzz that is controlled by the honey. This beer can't help but remind me a bit of Oberon. Some fruit comes through along with a slight hop bite on the end. Finishes with all the right elements on the mouthfeel for a summer (or spring wedding) beer. Crisp slightly yeasty and fruity. Very easy to drink especially for a 7.8% alcohol brew.
02-21-2010 20:00:42 | More by SPLITGRIN
4.25/5 rDev +12.7%
Draft served in a tulip. Sampled on 9/27/11.
A: Arrives with a finger of foamy white head. Well retained. The body is pale and golden orange, hazy and completely opaque. Minimal lacing. A very thin collar remains throughout the drink.
S: A light grassy/floral hop aroma supports a pale and wheaty malt base. A little sweetness on the nose works with the orange peel and coriander spiciness that comes through. Splashes of fresh orange-colored fruits plus other estery notes.
T: The taste is a slight improvement from the nose and a little more complex. The basic APWA foundation is there, but it is elevated through the use of spices and addition of honey which adds sweetness to the nose, but comes of dry on the palate. Also, the hop bill works beautifully with the crackery, wheaty malts.
M: Finishes dry - very clean and refreshing. Crisp bubbles in the right amount. Medium body and seemingly lighter than the 7.5% listed here (8% on Bells website).
O: Quite fond of this beer which I think is right up there with the premier examples of the style.
01-14-2012 16:58:49 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
Bell's Wedding Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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