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

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1,481 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,481
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 27
Gots: 55 | FT: 1
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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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BigMike

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: An extremely pale hazy straw yellow color. Lots of carb. Bubbles streaming. The head is almost pure white and is thin and soapy. It disappeared quickly not leaving any lacing behind.

S: Smell like sweet ripe banana. Lots of clove and white pepper notes. Ripe bartlet pears and a slight cider quality.

T: Just as in the nose there's alot of banana, pear, pepper and clove. Some sour apple notes also. Overall a pretty traditional tasting witbier.

M: Light bodied but not thin. Tons of carbonation singing my tongue. Refreshing with a good drinkability.

Overall: This is a style of beer I rarely reach for when beer shopping. Bells WInter White Ale is a good version of the style. Pretty spot on for the style. This is a nice change of pace from the Imperial Stouts and dark beers I've been drinking.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2010 23:42:09 | More by BigMike
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bells WWA was a welcome change from the dark heavy winter beers that dominate this part of the year (winter). Beer poured a hazy yllow that left a creamy, foamy head. I can smell hints of orange and corriander. Taste is relatively straight forward, a strong wheat taste that leads to a spicy, hefe-weiss, like finsh on the palate. The drinkability of this beer is great, a perfect counterpart to the traditional winter brews.

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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,481 ratings.