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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - This pours a very cloudy deep gold color with a huge fluffy white head that sticks all the way through. Nice thick rings of head stick around the glass.

S - Fruity, banana peel, coriander, some spices, smell like a white wine.

T - Heavy wheat flavor right off the bat, lots of yeast, bread, some warming alcohol in the back end.

O - This is my first review of a wheat wine so It is hard for me to judge the style. It tasted similar to a hefeweizen to me so I'm not sure if that is accurate or not.

I think it was a nice drink - take your time. I enjoyed the white wine aspect and enjoyed it. I don't really love the wheaty style so I'm not sure I will have it again, but I think it is worth a shot. I'm glad I tried a new style.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours slightly hazy an deep golden in color with a nice 1.5 finger white head that has great retention.

Nose has some great aromas. Big notes of clove and bananas and a mild candy like sweetness. Mild wheat aromas follow along with a light spicy hop presence.

Lots of hefe flavors show up in the taste. Mild orange like fruity esters along with big banana and clove flavors. Wheat is near the end and adds a nice backbone.

Mouthfeel is slightly thicker then a hefe but carbonation is equally as high. Very drinkable and at 8% this is dangerous.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.15/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Note: ABV listed on bottle is 8.0%

Poured 12oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours a bright yellow pineapple with a high white head that slowly dissipates. Looks to have a medium-high body

S- Lots of bubblegum, pineapple, fruity yeast, and banana with slight clove

T- Very fruity and similar to nose. Lots of bubblegum, fruity esters and banana with slight clove. No real alcohol taste coming through, seems all the fruit is covering it up. Leaves a nice lemony taste in the mouth.

M- A medium viscosity pretty easy drinking considering the AVB

O- Really liking this one. Picked it up at Bell's General Store and glad I did. I did try this back in about 2010 when Bell's did their wheat series. From what I've read this was the stand out of all of them and I can see why. Reminds me very much of the great German Hefe-weizens with no off flavors that I've had in some other American versions of the style. Another great Bell's brew!

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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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5/5  rDev +26.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.38/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a half-pint chalice.
2005 vintage

A: Slightly hazy, honey-golden color with a peripheral ring of loose white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few bubbles rise in the column.

S: Rustic grain is detectable, but honey notes really dominate the smell. Very clean overall, not especially complex. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with concentrated wheat and a fine thread of dish soap early. Acidity is surprisingly strong and lively into the middle, where honey serves as an ensemble member rather than the lone attraction like the smell suggested. Husky grain is mild into the finish, slightly citric, with a whiff of diacetyl detected. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: I'm told that it was better when it was young, and I'm inclined to believe it. Nevertheless, it is a great pleasure to get to taste this long-departed member of the Bell's family for the first time in 2012. Honey seems to be the defining feature here, although its presence in the flavor profile is found to be in balance with other qualities. Overall, it just struggles to be compelling, seeming more forgettable instead. Perhaps there is a reason Bell's treated this recipe as a one-and-done.

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2.83/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed on 6/24/2010. On tap at Eccentric Cafe. Pours a cloudy orange with a small white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and sweet wheat malt. Flavor is sweet upfront, almost sugary, with a wheaty finish. Plenty of melon rind, spices, and yeast. This was just too sugary and sweet and very difficult to drink. Not a fan.

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Bell's Wheat Love from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.95 out of 5 based on 465 ratings.
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