Wheat Two Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Wheat Two AleWheat Two Ale

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Brian700 on 10-28-2005

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 101 |  Reviews: 97
Photo of szmnnl99
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of TCgoalie
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Goldfoot
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of hopdog
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12oz bottle acquired in trade with Jcapriotti (thanks!).

Poured a deep and hazy golden color with a larger sized off white head. Upon initial pour, it immediately reminded me of a bowl of Wheaties. Aromas of wheat and yeast with some banana and citrus in the background. Tastes of wheat, bananas, lemons and light cloves.

Notes from 11/12/05

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Photo of kinger
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice wheat produced here. Good yeasty aroma reminiscent of a hefeweizen touches of banana and spices. Pours a cloudy golden yellow, slim white head was a let down but decent lacing is present. Smooth full satisfying mouthfeel, finish is a little detracting. Flavor is very solid and enjoyable. Heavy wheat presence, lightly hopped. This american wheat is very close to a classic german hefe in many aspects. Solid effort.

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Photo of biegaman
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Grub for the Bell's Wheat Series Horizontal Tasting! Much appreciated.
Wheat Two Ale pours with thick, white bubbly head. A mostly light colour, clear body but with some deep golden hue. More of a German hefeweisse aroma than American wheat. A little warm and bready for my liking, although some really nice malty notes shines through at times. Seemed to be more wheat in the aroma than the flavour. First impession is that this drinks like a lager, and I could swear there is some pilsner malt in there! A nice, crisping finish. A low level of bitterness, something else seems to abrupt the finish. I found this too similar to a macro lager, although the wheat does push this a little higher up. Simply not the quality of Bell's I was expecting and not the American Wheat style I'm accustomed to.

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Photo of grub
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

horizontal tasting of the four in the wheat series.

pours a pale yellow colour with a small white head. very fine bubbles and leaves a little lace.

aroma is nice. slightly lager-ish, and a bit of funk. bit of clove and corriander. nice wheaty malt.

taste is nice. low bitterness, nice and dry with just a little maltyness. the wheat malt doesn't really come through so much in the taste. a hint of clove and corriander is definitely there.

mouthfeel is good. dry, medium body. carbonation feels a little low for a hefe.

drinkability is great. very nice drinkable brew.

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Photo of plaid75
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy dark straw hue with two fingers of foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing. Good sediment.

The smell featured a light wheat and yeast aroma with traces of banana.

The taste consisted of a light and wheaty malt with a tingle of clove spice. An excellent yeasty bread finish.

The mouthfeel was nice and chewy yet crisp.

Overall a very easy drinking pale wheat ale. Thanks to orbitalr0x for sending me this one.

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Photo of Erdinger2003
2.55/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Color is cloudy and golden brown. Head was thick, but fell fast leaving almost no lacing. Smell is slightly watery with some nice wheaty smells of lemon and a sweet orange. Taste is medium bodied with a slight lemon, but more of the funny orange was present. This flavor is sweet. Mouthfeel is average with a strange rubbery feel to it. I would like a fresh bottle before making any decisions of this beer.

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Photo of expatsteve
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Golden2wenty1, who provided this as part of Wheat/Weiss night....

Appearance: Hazy orange amber. Not much head, and only a little thin suds cover. Low viscosity.

Aroma: Sweet oranges and melons, some honey and just the slightest grassiness in the finish.

Taste: Sweet and mellow - orange, honey, caramel, with hints of dry wheat in the finish. Not complicated or heavy, but definitely a different take on wheat beer brewing.

Mouthfeel: Light, smooth, with a velvety mouthfeel and a dry finish that mediates the sweetness and keeps things refreshing. Low constant carbonation.

Drinkability: In a lot of ways this beer reminds me of my one experience with Oberon from a minikeg. Very well balanced and nicely put together. Mild and extremely drinkable.

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Photo of ryantupy
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I was supprised at the fact that is my least favorite wheat beer out of the 4 that bells is doing. It poured a bright orange hue with tons of sediment floating around in the beer. It smelled of strong wheats, citrius, and caramel. It tased bitter followed by some malty sweetness. It was a light bodied compared to the other wheats however it was the most carbonated of the four. I would probably not purchase this one again and would have a hard time sessioning this beer.

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Photo of budgood1
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours out a hazy copper colour that looks thick as a milkshake with the sediment swirled in. a thick frothy head presents itself and wisps of laciness spots the glass as i drink. yeasty, lightly spicy and peppered aroma...some sweet maltiness in the background. flavour is a blend of gentle wheat and yeast flavours...some wit notes of coriander spice and a peppery tongue tingling sensation that slides away but leaves one longing for another sip. there is an alcohol note that adds to the overall spicy character, which suits me just fine, especially as it warms a bit. this is a full bodied wheat ale with a silky smooth, albeit a touch tingly, mouthfeel. it's very dry in the end, making it unique and overall very drinkable.

this is the first of the wheat series from bell's i've tried and i like the depth of spiciness in this one. a good summer drinker with character.

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Photo of assurbanipaul
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy bright orange-gold with a good-sized head and lots of carbonation. Aroma is clean and wheaty with a hint of citrus.

Taste is a wheat-infused malty sweetness with a gentile hop bitterness. A wave of orange flavor follows the wheat base. Possibly a bit of rye added for a touch of sour mash.

Mouthfeel is medium, a little light-bodied for a wheat ale. Well-carbonated, almost to fizzy. Definitely very drinkable, I could session this if they just made more.

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Photo of maundythirsty
3.62/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Surprised by how fast the white inch-thick head falls away and stays away. Very little lacing or follow-up bubbling.

Cloudy rust orange beer smells nice and wheaty. It's peppery over banana taffy, but comes across more as spices and cirtus fruit in the mouth. Very little hop bitterness, but nice complimentary sour and wheat twang.

Two is not carbonated like most of the wheats I've had, and that kind of saps some of its summertime joy for me. It's heavier in the mouth than I expected, too. It's a tasty experiment, just not what I would reach for first. On to four, six, etc.

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Photo of patrick16o
4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

golden copper hue with some sediment. good sized crown slightly hazey. aroma has lots of wheat, some citrus and hints of malt. flavor is nicely balanced with malt and wheat flavors, and a nice touch of hops at the end. very nice complexity. good mouthfeel and drinkability

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Photo of Tballz420
3.97/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Creamy white head sits atop a sunburst orange body, fish-food flakes of yeast floating around. Nice wheaty scent, hints of citrus mixed in with that. Very refreshing taste, classic wheat aspects: wheat, citrus, banana. Thin mouth, made for drinking 12 at a time. A very crisp, refreshing drink that should suit anyone during the summer months.

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Photo of mcallister
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I really like the appearance of this beer. I nice masculine deep golden/copper, atop sits a half inch white head that leaves sticky lacing behind. Uber amounts of carbonation bubbles make their way to the top in a race for freedom. And a few yeast particles gently glide through the magic elixr.

Hints of corriander, yeast, wheat bread, lemon, white pepper, anise, and maybe even a little star fruit.

Again corriander in the mouth, with a predominant wheat toast flavor. Nice, crisp carbonated mouthfeel. Very belgian in style. Like the appearance would lead you to believe this is a masculine wheat beer. Very bold, thick flavors, well balanced, with good complexity.

The corriander hurts the drinkability from my perspective slightly but still a damn drinkable beer.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This Bell's Wheat 2 pours with a slightly hazy gold to amber hue with lots of foam that settles quickly to give the beer a flat appearance. The nose is very organic and earthy; sort of like how my tap water smells after a heavy rain. There's a bit of toasted malt aroma, too. The mouthfeel is smooth. Caramel malt flavors mingle with fruity (banana?) yeasty esters as the hops are kept in the background. The finish is relatively dry and helps drinkability. Not as much complexity as Bell's Wheat 8, which I think I prefer.

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Photo of MeLikeBeer
2.88/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got a single at the store...

Pours a deep, cloudy yellow. Light, 1/4 inch foam. Small yeast particles float within...

Smells strongly of banana. Other fruitiness seems to blend together.

Good fruit and wheat flavors coalesce into a light, refreshing taste. In this instance, I think the fruit does too much...almost no hop flavor and even the wheat and grain seems to be overpowered.

Leaves a rather dry aftertaste.

If I seek this out again, It would be suited to a hot summer day.

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Photo of mobyfann
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Paid $1.59 for a single...

This beer pours a thick hazy golden clear base with little wheat particles all in the base, a thin white head, and some lacing on the glass. The aroma is a faint wheat smell and that is it.

A low key but tasty wheat flavor. Nice on the palette and drinkable to have a few more.

Final Thought: Solid wheat ale from Bell's, much better than the "Four Ale".

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Photo of gmcfarre
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 7083 - Poured into Samuel Smith pint glass

A - Pours a cloudy gold with a 3/4 inch off white head. The head sticks around for a good while, and there is a moderate amount of carbo bubbles rising. I've noticed that the wheat project beers have a large amount of yeasties in the bottom, and this one is no exception. Too bad I forgot that fact upon pouring and now have a beer with a plethora of them suspended throughout.

S - Fruity wheat malt, in particular orange and grapefruit scents. Smell is full and quite potent. The oranginess grows as it warms, and a peppery spice becomes noticable.

T - Tastes alot like any good wheat beer, with a predominate wheat malt taste and fruit/spice on the periphery. Nothing fantastic or special, but it is well balanced and tasty.

M - Moderate tingly carbonation feeling, with a very smooth and clean finish. The beer leaves a tart sensation on the tongue once the beer warms.

D - Seems to be pleasantly drinkable, like any standard wheat beer. If it were a bit cheaper and in constant production this could be a standard.

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Photo of EPseja
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on a trip to Michigan... a very fortunate trip to Michigan from me since it's Bell's country!

Served from a 12oz. bottle in a pint glass at just above fridge temperature.

A - Dark honey with particles in suspension. Rugged and translucent. Rusted orange color. Head starts out nice - inch thick with creamy consistency. Diminshes to a viscous mat that keeps the beer hidden. Lacing is above average. Very nice!

S - Slight metallics and nondescript grain. Slight sweet fruitiness - not citrusy but rather ambiguous.

T - Very interesting! The graininess in this beer is not all wheat... I taste rye. Much more body and less sweetenss than you'd find in your typical weissbier. Hoppy yeasty European bitterness in the finish, and very nicely devoid of any cloying. Excellent complexity.

M - Coming in, it's refreshing and a pleasingly dense. Pumps up to a fulfillling creamy deliciousness that is very satisfying in the smooth swallow.

D - Excellent in it's drinkability in large part due to the lack of sweetness that is found in many other wheats. Mouthfeel is definitely another contributor.

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Photo of mentor
3.88/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to CRJMellor for this one, I thought I would miss out on the wheat series issued by Bell's. Pours a fluffy 1.5 finger light yellow/off-white head. The beer was crystal clear golden until I swirled the bottle and dumped the yeast into the glass. Now it's a particulates and hazy peach. Smells lightly clove, very fruity ester, yeasty, and a bit of dirty/earthy wheat.

Tastes nice gently-riding clove with a teasing malt sweet underneath. Ever have one of those pastry rolls that's composed of thin crispy layers...similar to the layers of Baklava...this beer has a wheat character that tastes like crumbles from one of those pastries. There's a play between wet sweet and drying finish, like the finish is fading, but the beer comes back, then the finish dries a bit more, and so on. The malt sweet has an orange character which I'm guessing may be the hops (I get this in my homebrew if I use Goldings at flame out). The flavor of this beer is quite mild in intensity, such that the carbonation sting is a noticable factor. The liquid has a thickness that briefly hangs on the tongue (which I think helps the sweetness). After the swallow, however, the flavor vanishes.

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Photo of aforbes10
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a bottle of each of the wheat series at bell's general store and this is the first one i've tried (smaller to larger numbers seems the way to go). looks like a hefe when poured. big white head. orange colored like orange soda. head subsides fast. fresh smell, some yeast odor. light citrusy smell too...nothing weird or crazy about this beer, but its pretty good. wheaty and yeasty with some light malt tinges. not much in the way of hops (none?) just a good easy summer beer. very nice. sorry that its a one-timer.

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Wheat Two Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 101 ratings