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Bell's Winter White Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale

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Ratings: 1,626
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 39
Gots: 97 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc. visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance.

(Beer added by: maxpower on 02-22-2003)
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Appearance - 4/5
Light golden orange, with about 1/2 finger of white head upon pouring, dissipates to a ring of carbonation on the edges. Very hazy, can't see through it at all. Overall I really like the color and the haziness. I would have liked more head to stay around.

Smell - 3.5/5
A bready aroma with earthy spiciness, similar to some saisons. Orange peel and lemon.

Taste - 3.6/5
Tastes basically like the aroma. A bready spicy flavor, with orange and lemon citrus flavors. The flavor is okay, not really what I was expecting from this beer though.

Mouthfeel - 3.75/5
Smooth and crisp, light to medium in body, a moderate level of carbonation.

Overall - 3.5/5
Overall this is a decent beer. My one complaint is that this is marketed as a "Winter" beer, but to me this beer screams "SUMMER". I don't want to drink this in the winter. This beer is something I would drink outside on a warm summer evening.

Weighting: Appearance 15%, Smell 15%, Taste 35%, Mouthfeel 15%, Overall 20%

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Hazy straw color. Funky nose. Wheat and funky yeast dominate the flavor profile.


I don't get wits in general but I really don't get the winter wit seasonal at all. Winter is a time for hearty beers.

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I find it hard to enjoy winter seasonal beer typically. On the other hand, Bells Winter White Ale is a wonderful exception. Tried in a tall boy pint, it has a very refreshing taste (I imagine even more robust from a tap). Although I didn't see color, aroma is slighty citrus, and that is the definition of the finish. The Belgian yeast makes this an incredibly enjoyable beer! I found a winter seasonal that I would definitely order again (hopefully on tap....).

Ericmichaeljordan, Friday at 03:36 AM
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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,626 ratings.