Wheat Love
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Wheat Beer - Wheatwine
3.89 | pDev: 11.05%
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
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Quackershnoc from Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: golden, slight orangey color; hazy; lots of bubbles; thick, pillowy, white head that goes absolutely nowhere

Aroma: sweet; lemony citrus; banana; a little buttery; wheaty

Taste: starts with a little lemon kick and some sticky, cloying sweetness; then the wheat takes center stage; some banana notes; finishes with a revisit of lemon, very subtle hop flavors, and a strong wheat profile; aftertaste is wheaty, lemony, and cloying

Mouthfeel: medium-bodied; sticky; prickly carbonation

Overall Impression: it’s ok…not great, not bad, just ok; I’d drink another, but certainly won’t go out of my way for it

Reviewed from notes on 10/23/2013

Apr 20, 2018
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Jadjunk from Georgia

3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

"Brewed to satisfy our curious natures and your thirst for interesting beer, the Wheat series is a journey through unique taste sensations." Brewed in the style of a Wheatwine, available in 12 oz. bottled 6 packs and on limited draft. Most recently brewed in the fall of 2013.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Bell's Snifter glass. Served above 58 degrees Fahrenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a fizzy frothed head of a pearl white color over a mildly hazy golden amber body with light sediment in tow and ample, lively carbonation. Retention is average at best, lacing is light and spotty. 3.25

(Smell) Sweet unmalted wheat body with a moderate sweetness, pale and caramel syrup malts, effervescent pepper spices of white peppercorns and coriander seed. Delicate fruit and yeast profiles, pear and cider with a moderate alcohol presence. Light hop bitterness and limited hop flavor for this malt-led ale. Potency is moderate. 3.75

(Taste) Wheat malt base with a caramel grain body, light fruit tartness, spicy coriander and peppercorns, finishing lightly grainy with a reserved sweetness. 3.75

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, lightly oily and moderately dry. Carbonation is moderate, generating a light frothiness and a briskly crisp finish. Body is medium for the style, medium+ overall. Balance is slightly grainy and spicy over sweet. Alcohol presence is mild and there are no off characters. 3.5

(Overall) Wheat Love is a very enjoyable Wheatwine, just a touch bolder and stronger than Belgian-inspired wheat ales with a bold, effervescent spiciness and a smoother, more profound malt body. Alcohol is well concealed and the balance is nearly ideal. I can understand the demand to bring this beer back and hope that Bell's brews this beer again sometime soon. 3.75

Bell's Brewery, Inc.'s
Wheat Love Ale

May 26, 2015
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superspak from Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 9/13/2013. Pours very hazy deep gold color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big banana, apricot, pear, orange, apple, clove, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of banana, apricot, pear, apple, orange, clove, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of banana, apricot, pear, orange, apple, wheat, bread, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice beer. More of a weizenbock in flavor; but has all around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and is very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Jun 29, 2014
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watermelon from North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle. Bottled on 9/18/13.

A: Cloudy golden body, with a massive creamy white head.

S: Wheat and fruity esters.

T: Taste of wheat as well as green apple and white grape.

M: Creamy feeling. Mouthfeel is a bit light for the abv, the is also a bit of burn.

O: Its alright a bit pricey. Im not super impressed with it to be honest.

Apr 21, 2014
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buschbeer from Ohio

3.94/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 FL. OZ. bottle
Served in a snifter
Bottled on 09/18/13

A - It is straw colored and cloudy. It is topped with half a glass of white head.

S - The smell is pear and some Belgian yeast. That is not what I was expecting.

T - The taste is like a wheat beer meets a Belgian strong pale ale. It reminds me a lot of a BSPA. If it weren't for the cloudiness of the beer that's what I would have thought I was drinking.

M - Medium

O - This beer is different from the other wheat wines that I have enjoyed. As I mentioned it reminds me of a Belgian strong pale ale which I happen to like. It is good but different.

Feb 27, 2014
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BeerisOK from Oklahoma

3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

"Cultivate the Craft" #Oklahomacraftbeer

Feb 08, 2014
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bennetj17 from Arizona

3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

Feb 01, 2014
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ThisWangsChung from Maryland

3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

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.

Jan 28, 2014
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Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Jan 25, 2014
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rawfish from California

4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
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.

Jan 14, 2014
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StonedTrippin from 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.

Jan 13, 2014
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secondtooth from 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.

Jan 12, 2014
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dbrauneis from 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.

Jan 10, 2014
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Pintofbrown from Texas

4.13/5  rDev +6.2%
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!

Jan 08, 2014
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avalon07 from 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.

Jan 06, 2014
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TreyIsWilson from 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.

Jan 05, 2014
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AgentMunky from New York

3.92/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Dec 30, 2013
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ChrisKayler from 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!

Dec 27, 2013
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BeerDawgs from Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

Dec 27, 2013
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BradtheGreat7 from Ohio

4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
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!

Dec 26, 2013
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blackcompg from Illinois

4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

*I incorporated ALL of the sediment into the beer before pouring - the brewer put it in the bottle, and that's the way I intend to drink it -

Appearance - Pours 2 fingers of off-white bubbly head, body is a very hazy golden yellow. Leaves consistent webbed lacing, and retains a cap thru the finish of the glass.

Smell - Fresh wheat bread, banana, light citrus, yeast, very light nutmeg

Taste - Opens with huge flavors of wheat and light spice of nutmeg, and even a hint of peppery coriander, under-ripe banana and light lemon and orange citrus quickly join these flavors, then the yeast begins to assert itself near the end. The finish is a slight drying and bittering of all of these flavors, cracked wheat, yeast and light nutmeg, with banana essence lingering in the sinuses.

Mouthfeel - About medium, as the flavors are full and bold here. Carb is medium and begins as a smooth foam across the center of the tongue, but develops bright crisp edges at the sides of the tongue. There is a slight almost chalky dryness at the end of the quaff.

Overall - Really a full and flavorful wheat beer, the alcohol is perfectly hidden, and only shows itself as a slight warming as you finish the beer. If this were brewed year round I would purchase it consistently - I hope Bell's releases this one again, and I'm glad they resurrected it so that I could try it for myself.

Dec 25, 2013
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hardy008 from Minnesota

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy gold color with a larger than two finger white head, with good retention and spotty lacing. The aroma has bananas, cloves, bubblegum, and wheat. Smells like a Hefeweizen.

Tastes a lot like it smells with bananas, cloves. bubblegum, oranges, lemons, bubblegum, pepper, and wheat. A sweet tasting beer, without being overly sweet. This beer tastes more like a Hefeweizen than a Wheatwine. Or maybe a Hefeweizen with the body of a Wheatwine.

Medium to full bodied with with plenty of carbonation. Has a citrus and banana aftertaste. the style is a little confusing, seems almost like a combination of beer styles. It doesn't make too much of a difference though. This is a really nice beer.

Dec 23, 2013
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LI_PO12 from Pennsylvania

4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance- Hazy light gold, white head good lacing

Aroma- Bananas, Clove, apricots, berry like fruityness, bready malts, slight alcohol

Flavor- Spicy clove, bananas, apricots, bready malts, sweet but not overbearing, alcohol warmth

Mouthfeel- Medium/full, good carbonation

Overall- I love wheatwines, and this is a good one. I don't usually see this style in six pack form which is an extra bonus. Worth trying.

Dec 21, 2013
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JamesShoemaker from Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle split between a stemless wine glass and an oversized wine glass, bottled 9/18/2013. First time having this guy from Bell's, excited to see it for so cheap. Besides Pilgrim's Dole, I haven't had another Wheatwine, so I'm interested in expanding my ticks.

A - big head on the forced pour goes down slowly, some nice lacing left up the sides, and a thin residue lingers on top. The color is bright, topaz, very jewel-like. There's hardly any cloudiness; Wheat Love is mostly transparent. Pervasive carbonation bubbles rise to the surface.

S - spun sugar, fruits, watery berries. There's a hint of Belgian pale yeast beneath the sweetness, making it a little bitter, much like a saison. There's some funk, but it's pleasant, like a rich cheese. Definitely complex and delicious.

T - unfortunately, much of the smell gets lost at the beginning of the taste, which is dominated by wheat and graininess. However, it transforms into some of the sweetness that was present on the nose. There's honey and fruit that lingers at the end of the sip. It's very smooth, not syrupy, which I expected from such a boozy wheat beer. There's something lacking at the end though, something that makes my stomach feel like it's being lined by the beer, rather than filled by it.

M - there's some carbonation present, reminiscent of a Berliner Weiss, but it's pleasant. Wheat Love is effervescent and packs a wallop of a smell and taste for a wheat beer. The alcohol, though high, isn't pervasive.

O - I would definitely get this again, and would definitely like to try it fresh. Wheatwine is obviously a burgeoning style; I've got a bottle of Sweet Repute lined up after Christmas, so it'll be interesting to compare a barrel aged version with the gem by Bell's. Well done.

Dec 21, 2013
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deebo from Michigan

3.53/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 6 pack of this a couple months back. Had a few bottles, finally getting around to reviewing. Batch 12351, packaged 9/18/13.

A-Poured a bottle into a pint glass, this beer gives off a finger of airy pure white foam with a bit of stickiness. Just a bit of haze with a cloud of yeast sitting towards the top of beer. Color is dark golden. A lot of the yeast remains stuck to the bottom of the bottle.

S-Aroma reminds me of a hefeweizen. Lots of clove and banana like fruity esters. A bit of clean alcohol. Clean crisp wheat aroma.

T-Hefe all the way. Nice flavors of banana yeast esters, a bit of clove and some nice clean malt. A bit rough in the finish.

M-Fairly high level of carbonation that takes away from the softness of a wheat beer. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Surprisingly weak body.

O-This beer makes me think imperial hefeweizen. Which isn't necessarily a type of beer I'd crave. I love the presence of the big flavor of a hefe combined with a fairly low alcohol content and the creamy mouthfeel of my favorite ones. Overall, a nice beer but I won't go out of my way to get it.

Dec 20, 2013
Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 465 ratings