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

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Bell's Wheat LoveBell's Wheat Love

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States

Style: Wheatwine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by sopor on 12-09-2005

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Photo of walleye
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

from the bottle poured a cloudy orange with a white head that left a trace of lacing. aroma wheat , malt, orange , lemon, a sweet citrus, yeast. Flavor got that wheat and yeast, sugar, lots of citrus. so of all the whats I have to go with the 2 as my favorite than the love.

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Photo of CortexBomb
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours out wheaty opaque golden yellow with a small white ring on top. Pretty noticeable lacing present. The smell is uber wheaty with some citrus in the background as well as yeast, quite intense.

Taste starts off unusual, the most softly sweet flavour I've ever experienced. It just caresses the tongue. The flavour is something like apricots mixed with grapes and peaches. During the back half of the flavour the yeast shows up and makes a louder statement. Finish is a casual hops bite and then the alcohol sits there for a second, the first time that I actually noticed it. Pretty darn good.

The mouth on this is somewhat creamy, and also has some hops action, but not as much as one would expect. Drinkabiliy is dangerously high, I really didn't notice the alcohol on this one.

An interesting finish to a very good series of beers, kudos to Bell's for the Wheat if they'd just do the Old Ale project ;)

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

Now this I like! My favorite of the series, though I did like two quite a bit as well.

Into my snifter it pours a hazy bright gold in color, quite a bit of yeast and such floating within, very apparent carbonation as well. Nose is very Belgian Tripel-like, estery and strong, pungent even. Taste is of candy sugar, apricots, apple, fig and raisin. Very alcoholic as well, very 'hot' so to speak. Something is off though, setting it apart from a typical tripel however, though I can't put my finger on what exactly. My guess would be that characteristic wheat flavor that serves as the undercurrent in this particular brew.

Nicely done, I enjoyed this quite a bit.


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Photo of BeerBuilder
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours to a hazy peachy-orange color with a white head that diminishes to a ring. The aroma is sweet and sugary, yeasty and candi like with a light fruitiness. Like Stub-Ob said, it reminds me of Simcoe Silly.

The flavor is sweet with a yeast and wheat and a light fruitiness. It is medium in body and nice drinking....sweet, but not cloying...nice.

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Photo of ADR
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sort of a hazy apricot color with ochre highlights, head is thin and very pale in color. Pretty good laces, dripping rings. Aroma is not bad on this one, lightly citric with wheat stuffiness and some aspects of gumdrops. Mouthfeel approaches full, the carbonation is on the lower side. A little sweet in overall flavor, like very sweet peach jam. A little bit of flinty slate bitterness catches at the back of the throat and balances the beer out at the close. As with other Bell's Wheats, the yeast signature is a bit strange, but it works OK on this one. Missing some of the deeper qualities of other "Wheat Wines" I like better, and there are some lime tones in the finish I don't really like a lot. Well, this series of Bell's beers were all interesting at least.

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Photo of Sephiroth
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours with a half inch of head. The body is yellow and orange at the same time. Smells of clove, and spiced bananas.

The taste is spiced, fruity, and wheat laden. Mouthfeel is smooth, the drinkability good, but limited by the huge flavors. Great wheat wine. I'll buy the calvados cask if Larry will barrel age this.

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Photo of Brian700
4.42/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a cloudy orange with a white head that fizzles out to a ring around my glass. As cloudy as this beer is, there doesn't seem to be any obvious particals floating around in it.

The aroma is of wheat malt and is very estery. I pick up on small traces of clove and fruits like orange, apple, banana.

The flavor is also very fruity with some spice. There is a lot of yeast mixed with a wheat maltiness.

The mouthfeel is good. Full body with medium carbonation.

This is a very drinkable beer. I would highly recommend this beer.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in an American pint glass)

A-This beer has a warm coppery-brown hazy body with a thin film of tan foam head. On close inspection there are lots of tiny bubbles in the hazy.

S- The smell has a slight musty earthy smell with a faint sweetness of almost bubblegum. The finish has a nice floral spicy hop note.

T- The soft flavor of wheat is soon overtaken by a hop bitterness that is balanced by a slight alcohol finish. There is also a slight carbonic acid note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a thick texture. There is no real alcohol heat or strong fizz in the mouthfeel.

D- The beer was nice but it didn't have the complexity of wheat flavors or any toasted wheat notes that I would like to see. The hops were pleasant putting the "American" stamp on this wheat wine but not enough wheat to balance it. I will try aging a few because this beer doesn’t really have the subtle wheat qualities to lose with age.

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

The last of the Bell's Wheat Series.

This one pours out to a murky, cider-like, brown in the glass with a slight head. The aroma is that of a light, clovelike spice and hay. The taste is quite good and runs the gamut of the wheat hybrid series with hints of banana and malt coming ot the forefront. It reminds me of a brown ale crossed with a hefe that decides to mimic a Belgian. A very, solid offering. All of the beers in the series were very well done.

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Photo of ypsifly
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz batch # 7155, which has yet to be added to the Bell's Database. Served in a tulip.

Small, beady head of white over light apple cider. The head falls to a veiled ring that leaves an interesting coating of lace that has random holes in it.. It looks something like swiss cheese

Earthy wheat and malt with chalk like yeast notes make up most of the nose. The yeast aromas have a nice belgian character. There's also an almost wit like zest in the background that's paired with a slight pepper from the alcohol. The zest seems to build as I sip, growing to a more pronounced tanginess, but it doesn't get out of hand.

Full mouth that threatens to be oily halfway through a sip, but it gets washed away clean.

The taste follows along much like the nose, nice wheat and barley base. The zest and spice nuances are a bit stronger than what the nose promises, and the alcohol is there, but its not unpleasant and it brings warmth to a rather dry finish. The yeasts seem to hang out for the aftertaste. Very interesting.

A solid beer no doubt. Not much of a session beer, a bit too bold for that. I'm wondering what some time in the cellar would do for this one.

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

Very foggy and thick looking golden straw color with a thin white head that quickly leaves just a few piles of bubbles. Smells of sweet caramel and slightly rotten wheat tones tied together with notes of yeast and a hint of alcohol.

Flavors start out with a dry wheat-tang. Quickly some spicy notes (can't place), caramel and fruit (mainly bananas) mixed with lots of raw wheat and yeast. Small vinous notes of sweet champagne and toasty bread malt lead into a delicate hop bittering that perfectly knows its place for this brew. Moderate body is REAL smooth and carbonation is delicate, making this beer and easy one to drink, but nowhere near a session with that 8% abv.

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