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

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83
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1,638 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,638
Reviews: 645
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 39
Gots: 99 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

mdillon86, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

amstelcat, Nov 23, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

judep90, Nov 23, 2011
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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Soft gold appearance with a hazy quality. Smell is ok. Hint of banana and lemon with a bit of clove. Taste is a nice crisp/sour spice. Very subtle compared to some other Bell's features. The mouth feel is light with decent carbonation. Overall this winter wit is very drinkable. A good beer for holiday meals as the winter spice will accent your meal and wont overpower any foods.

eonbluekarma, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

adamk1978, Nov 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

thewimperoo, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Another6Pack, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, luminous straw color with plenty of haze, and small white head. Nose isn't overly assertive, but pleasantly alive with some clean orangey yeasty bready notes. Palate offers a good dose of wheaty cracker, some nice sour flavors that wind into the coriander and citrus candied qualities (but not very candied overall). Good carbonation. Easy to drink, but just doesn't dance on the palate as vividly as some other wits that I really liked over the years.

yemenmocha, Nov 22, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

KC9LDB, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

monitorpop, Nov 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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3.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a slightly hazy, dull golden yellow body...the head was one finger tall and white in color...it retained to a wispy cap and left decent lacing behind

S - Notes of wheat and yeast, mixed with spices (clove, coriander), and some lemon zest

T - The flavors are pretty basic here, but they do tie together nicely...the wheat presence lingers throughout...the spices give a little extra kick and there is some pepper coming in as well...the lemon zest calms the spices, but also adds a bit of it's own twist and pairs with the wheat base...the finish has lingering spices coming back

M - Light bodied...too light for a winter brew...lingering spices, more lemon would have balanced out the finish

O - This is way too light to be a winter seasonal...they could have added more body to this and it would have been a little better...I wish the finishing spices would have been balanced by the lemon zest like in the middle of the beer

thain709, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +37.7%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

adamant1912, Nov 17, 2011
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
83 out of 100 based on 1,638 ratings.