This is Susan's Farmhouse White Bread, which I modified to be mostly whole wheat (and added some flaxseed). Julia Child, food genius, says that American methods for making bread involve too much yeast and heat, which causes the yeast to produce rancid gases, thereby tainting the taste of the loaf.
What I like about Susan's Farmhouse bread (you can find it at Farmgirl Fare) is that she uses very little yeast and does a much slower rise (slow because of the lack of heat). This allows the flavors of the grains to come through. Yum!