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Bell's Wheat Eight Ale

Bell's Wheat Eight Ale

Rated 3.260 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Bell's Brewery Incorporated

Galesburg, MI, United States

Style:  Dunkel Weizen

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Basic Content List for the Wheat Series Wheat Two Wheats: White, Dark Yeast: Bell’s house ale strain, WLP410 Belgian Wit II Wheat Four Wheats: White, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied Yeast: WLP550 Belgian, WLP570 Golden, Wheat Two blend Wheat Six Wheats: White, Dark, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel Yeast: WLP500 Trappist, WLP530 Abbey, Wheat Four blend Bell’s Wheat Project (2005) is an experimental foray into the development of complex flavors in beer. The Project comprises five new ales, four in series and one specialty strong product. The first four, Wheat 2, Wheat 4, Wheat 6 and Wheat eight are all made using 55% Wheat (either wholly or mostly malted) and 45% Barley malt. The barley malt makeup is exactly the same in each of the four and consists of three different malts. The total amount of grain in each of the four is also exactly the same, so each of them should have a virtually identical original gravity. The type and amount of hops in each of the four is exactly the same. And the processing through the brewhouse and fermentation is also exactly the same. The changing factors between the ales are the composition of the 55% of wheat used and the type and number of yeast strains used. In Wheat 8 the 55% of wheat is made up of eight different kinds of wheat malt, and this ale is made with eight different yeasts. Wheat Eight Wheats: White, Dark, Victory, Toasted sprouts, Torrefied, Red, Caramel, Chocolate Yeast: WLP4000 Belgian Wit I, WLP565 Saison, Wheat Six blend

ID: 20172 Last updated 2 years ago Added to database 17 years ago

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Statistics

Overall Rank13715
Overall Percentile74
Style Rank59 of 243
Style Percentile75.7
Lowest Score3.1
Highest Score3.5
Average Score3.371
Weighted Score3.260
Standard Deviation0.150

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  • EAGLEFAN538 2299 reviews
    rated 3.1 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    Thanks once again, Bert! Lot 7133. Poured a caramel cloudy brown with reddish hues throughout the body. No huge and fluffy head. Aroma was smokey, caramel, and burnt bananas. Flavor was smoked ash, bananas with a little zesty/zing and hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel finishes with a dryness and mild tartness. Not the best example of the style or of Bell's capabilities - but enjoyable.

  • MOEJUCK 243 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A very interesting wheat beer. The Bell's 8 pours a dark, dark brown with a slight head. The aromas are of chocolate and some roasted wheat. Very nice aroma. The flavor is definitely chocolatey, with just a hint of bitterness. A very intriguing experience.

  • E 2218 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Poured a dark brown color with a thin, light tan head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoke, nuts, caramel malt, and some roast. Taste of chocolate, light roast, caramel malt, and medium hop bitterness.

  • ARACAUNA 2100 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The beer pours a dark brown with a light khaki head. There is a slight coffee characteristic to the aroma with a touch of cocoa. It’s a bit too dry, but not bad overall.

  • DREWSESLU 826 reviews
    rated 3.4 17 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Smells of coffee, touch of caramel, lots of toast (almost burnt) and, well, kinda like a wheat porter would, when brewed with every yeast under the sun. Somewhat confusing and muddled, this is the difference between complicated and complex. However, it is still enjoyable and noticibly similarly well crafted, as its siblings (that sentence was awful...oh well, the beer wasn't).

  • BEERGUY101 5022 reviews
    rated 3.5 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Batch 7133. This beer pours a very deep eclipse dark brown. Small to medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel. banana, cloves and a touch of chocolate. A medium bodied dunkelweizen. Malts are caramel, chocolate with some banana and clove flavors. It seems a little thin tasting, but I can’t quite figure out why. It’s very smooth and flows over the tongue and down the throat very easily. Nice carbonation. Some Belgian character; yet it has some cola like qualities as well. Interesting taste, very drinkable beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste us slightly sweet

  • HEEMER77 1009 reviews
    rated 3.3 17 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Very dark brown body with a medium khaki colored head. The aroma is hay with some cheap coffee. There is also some light milk chocolate and pecans. The taste is heavy milk chocolate with some sweetened coffee. There is also a mixture of leaves and pecans. I also got a burnt popcorn taste after a while. A decent brew, but is a little heavy handed.

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