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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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BA SCORE
82
good

1,528 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,528
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 31
Gots: 68 | 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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3/5  rDev -17.4%

melissab318, Dec 27, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ptarmigan98, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

ChiBeerGuy, Apr 01, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

AWS2111, Jan 04, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

FeelinSurley, May 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

marcb105, Jun 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

bostonryan, Dec 29, 2013
Photo of archiespeck
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had this out of a bottle and it just left me cold (no pun intended). I'm usually the biggest Bell's cheerleader around, but this is a massively disappointing beer. The smell and taste are extremely average. That's all you can really say about this beer. It's not terrible, but the 9.99 price tag is not justified in the least bit. You can do better than this, Bell's.

archiespeck, Feb 02, 2010
Photo of twelvsies
3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really crazy about this one. As the scores reflect, it's average all around. Nothing particularly offensive about it, but nothing interesting or redeeming. Golden color, too many bubbles, no real head. Smell and taste have a somewhat pleasing lemony character and some typical spicing, but nothing really catches my interest. It's got a light, pale malt backdrop and a very non-descript hop profile. Still, it isn't exactly bad, just not good. Thin mouthfeel, and like I said, a little too bubbly for the style. This beer would be drinkable but it's just not interesting enough for me to have more than one. Try Bell's other stuff, this is probably my least favorite of the mixed case I got.

twelvsies, Dec 24, 2005
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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Pours a murky orange with a one finger white frothy head that half dissipates. Left no lacing.

S - Lemon peel, Orange peel, Wheat.

T - Basically the same as the smell. Lemon peel up front, Stale orange in the middle and a very wheaty finish.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O - Overall, It's alright. Definitely not even in the top ten for Bell's though.

SometimesIfart, Dec 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

throwback, Jan 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

mwbrady12, Jul 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

flyingmick, Oct 30, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

smartassboiler, Dec 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

InfragilisBrew, Apr 17, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

HollyHops, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

postnothing, Jan 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured this Witbier from a bottle into a pint glass. Poured a light golden color, produced a white head, retention was below average. The aroma consisted of light malted grain, banana, clove and lemon citrus. Light in body, a base of malted wheat, with yeast flavors of banana, citric lemon, and spicy clove. Overall decent beer, nice session beer.

GossageBrewery, Nov 07, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

rjl910953, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

JimmytheSaintPSU, Aug 19, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

thisladyluck, Dec 11, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

bonSreeB, Feb 19, 2013
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,528 ratings.