Bell's Winter White Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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3.48/5 rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A - Slightly less than a finger's worth of crispy fizzy pure white head that quickly fizzles away leaving only a small splotch of lacing in the center of the glass and a slight collar... The color is a vibrant pale gold with some faint amber highlights... There is a definite haziness that lingers throughout... Mostly still with just a couple of stray rapid paced carbonation streaks...
S - Big aroma... A big whiff of Belgian yesat... Lots of wheat... Honey... A bit of clove... Banana...
T - Lots of straw and grassy notes... Lemon zest... The Belgian yeast is muted on the palate... Unripened bananas... Just a touch of honey... Light artificial sweetener... The flavors are a bit muddled and really don't compliment one another...
M - Medium bodied... Light fizzy carbonation... A bit chalky throughout... A slightly dry finish...
D - An average at best Witbier... There's nothing wrong per se, but this one falls short of my expectations for both Bell's and the style... An interesting winter interpretation, but nothing more... I can't recommend in good conscience and likely won't indulge in again myself...
Serving type: bottle
12-15-2012 01:15:31 | More by philbe311
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