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

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1,488 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,488
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 28
Gots: 56 | 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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4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-07-2012 00:31:13 | More by illini4x4
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy to hazy light to medium golden yellow in color with some light amounts of orange highlights and moderate amount of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall white head that slowly reduces to a small patch of medium sized bubbles, a very thin film covering almost the entire surface of the beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat with light to moderate notes of citrus and spices (mostly coriander). Very subtle notes of banana/clove.

T: Light to moderate flavors of wheat with just a touch of bready malts. Lightly sweet with notes of coriander and citrus (specifically orange peel). Almost a touch of lemon pepper in the finish and banana/clove.

M: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Easy to drink and enjoyable - light in mouthfeel and with pleasant flavors and aromas. Definitely able to be a session beer. Some aspects of a hefeweizen in addition to the traditional witbier flavors/smells.

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 00:13:05 | More by dbrauneis
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-06-2012 22:05:30 | More by fishguyac
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Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-04-2012 04:49:58 | More by freduardo
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California

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-04-2012 03:17:18 | More by random846
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liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Sicilianos, 12oz into a tulip. Batch 11537, bottled Oct 10/12.

Hazy orange/straw yellow, finger of white head with medium retention and ok lace. Nose pops with some wheat, very subtle spice and some citrus zest. Good bit of banana as well. Taste has more wheat and pale malt, a bit of banana, light coriander and yeast flavours. Medium body with a bit of texture/chew. Medium high carb, appropriate for the style. Quite tasty, I'd session this if I had a case in the summer.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 02:15:43 | More by liamt07
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Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

12-04-2012 01:51:20 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-02-2012 19:02:41 | More by GinDC
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Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.1%

12-02-2012 15:04:58 | More by craft_shannie
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-01-2012 20:22:22 | More by mirish72
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Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

12-01-2012 18:55:22 | More by CowboyRob
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Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-01-2012 12:43:57 | More by TerryB
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2012 02:54:05 | More by danoble1
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Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-01-2012 02:48:52 | More by envinoveri
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-01-2012 00:59:13 | More by twenteone
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Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

12-01-2012 00:11:05 | More by brandonandress
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

11-30-2012 11:49:14 | More by IPAFrankieH
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cheribom

California

1.25/5  rDev -65.7%

11-29-2012 03:29:37 | More by cheribom
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

4.15/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Bell's imperial pint.
5% ABV, 11509 PKGD 09/27/12

A - Poured, swirled in sediment, and topped off the pint, White Winter Ale is a gorgeous, totally cloudy deep straw yellow color that's crowned by a short-lived white head. The frothy foam sinks to a skim without much of a trace.

S - Crisp as the cold winter air, this beer's aroma has a fresh appeal that's reminiscent of a clean snowfall in the woods. Soft wheat and grainy pale malt support the beer's zesty spice nose which offers faint banana esters, white clay, pepper, coriander, and citrus peel. Aromatic and inviting!

T - Balance is at the forefront of the flavor, reeling the spiciness back and offsetting it with a kiss of sweet pilsner malt alongside the soft wheat and pale base. Banana still seems open in spice though, lightly overshadowing the clay, coriander, and citrus zest.

M - Carbonation cuts through the wheat's smooth, soft feel for a sharp tingle which lasts through the light-bodied beer's body to it's dry and crisp finish.

O - Bell's Winter White might not be a hearty, rich, high alcohol brew loaded with holiday spice, but this classic features just enough heft and yeast profile to provide a witbier unlike it's summer counterparts. When you're looking for an escape from the bold and strong beers of the season, look no further.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 00:17:51 | More by BeerFMAndy
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EigenBeer

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-28-2012 01:21:06 | More by EigenBeer
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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