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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Photo of blackie
4.02/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

appearance: The pour into my imperial pint creates a low white head that quickly recedes, leaving just a collar around the glass. The beer is a cloudy, golden hay color.

smell: Big yeasty and sweet wheat aromas up front, in addition to plenty of ripe banana. Some mango and apricot present. Hops are low and somewhat spicy, and there is a light citrus character.

mouthfeel: Carbonation is on the low end of the high range. The body is light, but not watery. There is something strange about a mouthfeel, I get a slight slick, syrupy feel in my mouth after the swallow.

taste: I first notice the sweet ripe banana flavors against the light wheat backbone. Just the right amount of unassuming hop bitterness provides balance. The finish is yeasty and somewhat chalky with a slight bitterness lingering. A tasty wheat beer.

drinkability: Flavorful and easily quaffable. Something about the mouthfeel limits the drinkability, however. A solid american wheat no doubt, with, in my mind, some similarity to hefeweizen.

The dating code 7083 printed on the back label indicates that my bottle was bottled on October 4, 2005. Obtained this bottle from CRJMellor as part of SS '05.

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Photo of TastyTaste
2.82/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Might as well start at the very beginning with Two. I don't have 4 yet, so i will have to skip that one for now, maybe.

Appearance: A very weird body, looks to be seperated, with a few distict columumns in the beer. The farthest outside is a clear gold color, no suspension whatsoever. The middle is a hazy dark gold color, with the center being a ribbon of yeasty sediment that slowly mixes in with the other layers (osmosis?).

Smell: Banana & yeast are pretty much dominant, which is the way it should be.

Taste: Murky flavors, disjointed yeast and banana, with a lot of hops for the style, why? This is way too hopped vs. the style (that's coming from a hophead).

Mouthfeel: Way too watery, only slight carbonation.

Drinkability: Not up to Bell's Standards, misses the mark in a couple aspects. Hope the others are better.

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

Twelve ounce brown bottle. No dates, but a batch # is on the back label.

Bright, lighter shade of orange. Slightly hazy. Thin white coloured head. Spotty lace.

Lemons, bready, some phenols & spice make up an interesting nose.

Spritzy, lemony, touch of cloves. Biscuit, hint of phenolic. Light touch of hops - kind of grassy. Lively, smooth, medium bodied. Moderate carbonation. A basic wheat beer, but done very well.

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Photo of ChiSox05
4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A dimmed golden color /w a long standing 1/4" head down from an effervescent inch on the initial pour.

A strong, bright wheat aroma, image popped in my head of a box of Total cereal. Also a yeast scent that reminded of some Belgians but less sharp, less citric.

Tastes of wheaty bran, some lemon rind. Light up front maltiness and some on the palate afterwards. Wheat bran breadiness with all the tastes working well together and then spiciness on the end that is rigid but very slight.

Light to medium mouthfeel, medium body probably from the wheat and yeast. Medium carbonation and a finishing sour, dryness that makes the next sip wanted.

My second of the series that I'm guessing will be my favorite. Very enjoyable, Bell's hit this one right on the head. Hope they can keep this out year round.

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Photo of ppoitras
4.19/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle obtained via trade with CRJMellor. Thanks for the opportunity... From Bell's website: The Batch ID that you entered '7083', is a Bell's Wheat Two Ale. Your Bell's Wheat Two Ale was packaged on October 4, 2005.

Poured into a Rapscallion glass, formed 1/2" off-white head over the slightly cloudy golden brew. Head lasts nicely, with average to good lacing. Aroma is wheat and light citrus. Flavor is well-balanced with wheat character and bitterness, and the citrus and light clove character just flesh it out further. Mouthfeel is smooth, and drinkability is very impressive. Another nice Bell's brew.

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Photo of Brent
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Moderate body for an unfiltered wheat. Crackery, bright malt flavor with pleasant but reserved yeast flavors. Some faint orchard fruit flavors lurk in the background. The relative simplicity of the beer hints at what is in store with the more complicated beers in the series - cheers to the brewery for their creativity with this line.

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Photo of nomad
3.91/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip this ale is shining bright orange-copper with spectacular clarity. Light carbonation gives a slow push to the sold quarter inch head of wheat mousse. But, this is the appearance sans yeast.

Smell varies between soft cracker crunchy wheat, banana and clove, earthy and spicy phenols, and a soft citric notions. Not all are always present but the combination of Bell's proprietary strain (a slightly more fruity Chico-type ale) with White Lab's Belgian Wit II are a fair pair and a good match, especially in flavor. The taste is Vienna malt-like nuts, yeast spice, humming "Belgian" phenols, wheaty twang and dryness, and an effortless tartness from seemingly both the wit yeast and the wheat blend. Hops resemble a subdued lemon verbena while the mouthfeel is thin and boldly glasslike on the tongue.

Tasty witbier, pale ale, American wheat sort of thing.

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Photo of walleye
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from the bottle. poured a honey color with a cloud like mass inside the glass with a white head. aroma what else but wheat, yeast, a sourness that I couldn’t place, lemon. flavor,yeast, citrus, sugar, grassy, as it warms orange. I liked this better than the 4

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Photo of Mitchster
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out to a cloudy, milky peach, forming a large whipped white head with very good retention and mild lacing. The carbonation is mild. The aroma is like a hybrid American Wheat and Bavarian wheat, with mild cloves and some faint bananas...not really strong like a typical Bavarian. The mouthfeel is nice...mild, smooth, medium bodied and with a clean, watery finish, making it very easy to drink. The body is deceptive, because when it hits the gut, it feels like I've eaten a meal. The taste is good as well...there is a bready/doughy sweetness to it that sets it apart from a typical hefe-weizen and the bitterness is mild. Clove lingers in the aftertaste with some of that gluey Oberon characteristic hanging on the tongue.

A mixed bag. I like the traditional hefe notes, but can't seem to get away from the bready/doughy/gluey defects that are traditional to Bell's Oberon. Looking forward to sampling the entire lineup which is sitting in my fridge.

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Photo of isubsmith
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange/copper color. Thin head.

Nose: Yeast. Spicy. Fruity. Pretty much as expected.

Taste: Wheat bread. Hints of banana and spices - mostly cloves.

Mouthfeel: A little thin, but not unexpected.

Drinkability: A very drinkable beer.

This seems like a pretty basic wheat beer. Nothing spectacular, but still good. Very drinkable. Probably my second favorite of the series.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murkey copper color. Very pretty. Thin carbonated white head. Yeasty nose with notes of ginger, wheat, orange, and coriander. Tastes very similar to tap Franz. Hint of banana. Bready, slightly appley or peary too. Lots of potential. Leaves me excited for the next stage of the experiment.

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Photo of merlin48
3.6/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle pours a hazy, apple juice orange body, with essentially no head, in spite of a vigorous pour. A considerable amount of wispy, patch lace still manages to cling to the glass.

Aroma is subdued, with muted notes of clove, banana, and toasted wheat.

Mouthfeel is light medium bodied with ample carbonation.

Taste features bready and grainy wheat, yeast, muted banana and clove. Nothing assertive here, but I've come to expect very little reward in this style.

Not a bad beer, and it's pleasantly drinkable. Quite well constructed, overall. I've not yet encountered an American Pale Wheat Ale that impresses, including this one.

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Photo of SheepNutz
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz. bottle poured into a weizen glass. It pours a hazy pale copper color with only one finger of head, even with a heavy pour into such a tall glass. There is a good amount of lacing though. The smell is fairly fruity. Lots of esters coming through, with a bit of banana and apple in the nose. Some bready aromas as well. The taste is very unique. It's fruity and smooth at the beginning, with a lot of yeast character, but the finish is a little bit hoppy. Faint earthy hops linger on the tongue. It's very well balanced. The mouthfeel is extremely thick, but with spritzy carbonation. The drinkability is very nice too. Pretty good for a category that many craft beer drinkers (myself included) are not the nicest towards.

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Photo of Frozensoul327
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The first; Poured out to a hazy yellow color with a touch of orange peel color. Medium low level of carbonation. Huge white pillow of foam rests on the top of the beer and leaves lace in it's path as the beer goes down. Aromas of sweet malts, corn and wheat. Very nice. Taste is light and airey; flavors of sweet citrus, wheat, hops and malts blend well. This is very much a thirst quencher. Mouthfeel was easy and slightly smooth. Overall drinkability is good; this almost reminds me of Oberon. Get it while you can. Recommended.

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Photo of silenius
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This was one of those rare WOW beers for me when I tasted it. I really have to give props to Larry and his crew for brewing this beer. I realy enjoyed it and would love to see this beer on the shelves regularly.

The beer pours a hazy warm honey color with a nice and vigorous head that laces nicely.

Smell is pure wheat beer bliss! Yeasty bananas, honey, udon noodles, a hint of cloves and bread. Nicely done.

Taste like sweet and green bananas with some nice lightly spiced components. Very enjoyable.

Mouthfeel was slightly rough and an a little thin. The only negative and not a big one at that.

Very drinkable. Great job!

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

A nice new treat from Bell's...this poured a deep, cloudy copper with a small head that was quick to fizzle away, a little lacing, and quiet effervesence. I'm impressed by the tone and darkness of the appearance, especially for a beer in this style.

The bouquet is a sweet dough with distinct phenols and banana; to follow, the taste is a light bodied, smooth blend of spices (clove, coriander) with a touch of bitterness on the tip of the tongue. Emminently drinkable and highly refreshing, Wheat Two is well-restrained in its flavor profile: distinctly and straitforwardly sweet without overwhelming the palate.

This has great potential as a session beer; hopefully Bell's will make it a full time offer.

This is the first of the Wheat series that I've tried and am already looking forward to the rest of the sequence!

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Photo of clvand0
3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a cloudy yellow-amber color with a medium head that falls fast and leaves some lacing on the glass. The aroma is doughy, grainy and almost musty. The flavor has citrus, spice, a slight sourness, and finishes slightly bitter. Decent flavors, much better than the wheat 6. The mouthfeel is moderate and the drinkability is ok.

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Photo of carln26
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very hazy beer, light gold in color topped by a fluffy white head that leaves an intricate lace on the side of the glass. Definitive banana clove aroma with a bit of toffee on the finish. The taste has a bit of the banana ester, there’s just a bit of citrus, and also light caramel. This really seems like a Hefeweizen on steroids. Interesting beer wit a light mouth feel (a lot of alcohol on the finish), medium drinakbility.

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Photo of bahumutx
4.18/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: Poured a cloudy golden yellow with a one finger head that is dissipating slowly.

Smell: The smell consists of a slight hops smell and wheat. I can also smell hints of citrus and cloves.

Taste: Starts off with malt sweetness and then ends with a strong wheat flavor. There are hints of banana, cloves, and citrus fruit flavors throughout.

Mouthfeel: A smooth Mouthfeel with a slight creaminess with the right amount of carbonation.

Drinkability: Very drinkable. I even dare to say you could get addicted. I could have a few of these in a sitting.

This is my first beer of Bell’s experiment with Wheat and I must say I like it a lot. I look forward to trying all of the others in the series.

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Photo of beerinator
4.12/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slighly cloudy, straw colored beer. Off-white head with good retention and nice lacing on the glass.

Aroma: Bananas, fruit and spicing upfront. Caramel maltyness. This one smells nice. Very pleasant aromas melding together.

Taste: The banana and clove continue through to the tongue. There is a bit of peppery spice here, but most of the flavors come through in the form of sweet caramel and fruityness. The mouthfeel is solid, but not overly so. The finish is a bit sweeter than I would prefer, but it's still a good one.

Notes: Well worth the purchase. Two is a low number, but it performs like it's higher up the scale. Sessionable.

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Photo of Blakaeris
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber orange color. Head dissipates to a thin ring with nice lacing.

Smell is crisp citrus flavors, yeast, and corriander.

Taste is sweet and crisp. Definite lemon flavor with bready yeast. The spices really make a nice contrast.

Mouthfeel is soft and smooth. Very nice. No alcohol astringents.

I will seek this beer out again. A very easy drinking brew.

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Photo of granger10
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This offering from the Wheat series is so much better than the 4. It pours out an amber orange color with copper along the sides. An egg white beaten head emerges and then reduces leaving behind a solid amount of lacing.

The aroma is quite pungent and intense. At first I get a wheaty spicy flavor but then the yeasty flavors start to pile on. Bananas and clove and bubblegum are all there. Finally I get some citris fruit but I can't really describe which fruit it would be.

The taste begins with a lemony sweetness. The wheat flavors are there but they're under the other malts and spices. Coriander is prevalent which reminds me a bit of Oberon. An earthiness emerges then fades. More citrus sweeps in. Finish is peppery and has some bitter orange peel in there. A hoppy bitterness cleans out the palate and leaves me ready to take another sip.

Mouthfeel is near perfect. Full bodied yet the beer goes down super smooth. The only detraction would be the citrus which gets to be a little much at times. This beer is an easy drinker which straddles the line between Wit and American Wheat. Definitely recommended.

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Photo of beveragecaptain
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle. Bell's Wheat 2 pours out a cloudy golden color with 2 inches of white head. Wheat aroma with banana and lemon. Bready yeast flavors with tangy wheat, pineapple, lemon, and spices. The finish is hoppy and very bitter. I'd say it's a little too bitter, and it's this distinction that makes this beer different from a German Hefe. Full mouthfeel. Decent drinkability. This is a pretty good beer and one, I think, that would best be enjoyed with food. I'm looking forward to the other wheat beers in the series.

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Photo of frazbri
3.7/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bells Wheat 2 poured golden and cloudy with a decent white head. Good lacing left in the glass. Aroma of banana and bread. Banana and a hint of pepper flavor with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation, light in body, and dry in finish.

This was solid wheat brew. It wasn't quite a german hefe, but more charactor than a Widmer. I wouldn't go crazy trying to find it again, but it was pretty good.

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Photo of KarlHungus
4.52/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This brew pours a semi-cloudy golden color with a lot of visible carbonation. The head is small, fluffy and white. The aroma is huge; cloves and banana. Very nice. The taste is even more amazing than the aroma; more cloves and more bananas. The mouthfeel is juicy, and medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, this brew beats Oberon hands down.

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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