Bell's Winter White Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.88/5 rDev +6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass (January 7, 2011). Batch "10125" is printed on real label, which according to the website was packaged on November 23rd, 2010.
Witbiers aren't exactly my bag, but they are slowly growing on me.
Eyes: Initially this poured an almost clear amber color, but a good swirl of the last couple ounces in the bottle stirred up the yeast and produced a very cloudy hue. A slightly yellow head caps the brew, retention is mild as is lacing.
Nose: Very yeasty, with wheat, coriander, some citrus and banana aromas. The citrus is more evident that other witbiers I've had, which an area that needs attention in this style. Well done.
Tongue: I like that the flavor profile provides the citrus, fruit, and coriander in mild but appropriate amounts. In addition the balance is near perfect.
Mouth: Good mouthfeel, maybe a bit heavy. A lively carbonation keeps this drinkable.
Libation: So this isn't a stellar example of the style, but it's certainly a great effort. It fits in very well amongst the great many offering from Bells. Flavorful, drinkable, and not too "Big" of a beer to overwhelm after a few sips.
Serving type: bottle
01-07-2011 08:15:58 | More by OttoBomb
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