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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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1,860 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,860
Reviews: 679
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.5%
Wants: 47
Gots: 179 | 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:
Beer added by: maxpower on 02-22-2003

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.
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Photo of martyl1000
4.14/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Somewhat unfair to be drinking this after my favorite witbier of all time, Hitachino Nest White Ale. But what are you gonna do?

Pours a Hazy straw color, with a lemon juice look to it. Fast-dissipating white head with fluffy bubbles.

An aroma instantly recognizable for the style, it's spicy and yeasty in the nose, with some wet cardboard. Green grapes, other indeterminate fresh fruits, maybe pear, maybe melon.

On the tongue it's grass and white pepper, first. Coriander, awesome winter spice profile.

Eminently refreshing, yet with seasonal fruits, including tart apple and a hint of banana. I like the spices, which are admittedly on the subtle side. Plus the wheat and yeast of Belgian whites that come off as comforting old patterns.

Moderate carbonation keeps everything bright and sharp.

Have I mentioned how refreshing this is? The complexity is all in the fruits, which may sadly overpower the spice. Not quite on par with Allagash White, but close.

Photo of bearfoxwolfdeer
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of Etan
3.86/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz into a tulip.

A: Pours a slighly darker than normal orange with a nice white head.

S: Aroma brings bright citrus, coriander, floral, honey, cloves.

T: Taste brings soft, cakey pale malt, nectarine, cloves, bready wheat.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: A nice witbier, certainly better than some others on the market.

Photo of dannycohen62
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of roybothers
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

lots of co2, fizzy, light, citrus aromas that are slightly overwhelming. leaves a little to be desired. good foamy head that persists. in addition to citrus there is a nutty flavor that is there but does not add much to the beer overall. nice to drink once but would not buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.2%

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,860 ratings.