Bell's Winter White Ale - Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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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
3.65/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A-Clear orange, not much carbonation, one finger head that doesn't last long
S-Overpowering metallic notes. Orange, lemon, wheat and poor balance.
T-Much better than the nose. The metallic notes aren't there. Orange, lemon and wheat balance it out. Some clove and even a tad bit of grass.
M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.
O-The nose was wayy off. The taste was much better but there isn't much reason to drink this brew.
Serving type: bottle
11-21-2012 22:08:13 | More by rlee1390
3.79/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Type: on-tap pint
Glass: pint glass
From: Casey's Tavern in Ann Arbor
Appearance: a deep and hazy gold. opaque. by time i got it there was no head left and the lacing was gone as well
Smell: a little bit of wheat, fruit and clove.
Taste: follows the nose pretty well. definitely a wheat taste to it, along with what i now taste as banana and a good mixture of cloves.
Mouthfeel: light and crisp. a good mix-up from all the stouts, barleywines and bourbon beers i have been having this winter
Overall: another solid seasonal from Bell's. not a beer that i am gonna race to get next winter, but it sure hits the spot after a bit of a burn out on heavier and darker drinks. easy to find as most MI bars have a Bell's seasonal option
Serving type: on-tap
11-18-2012 18:01:30 | More by SportsandJorts
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
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