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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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BeerFMAndy

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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
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-28-2012 01:21:06 | More by EigenBeer
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Kentucky

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

11-27-2012 03:49:05 | More by mwar
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Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-27-2012 03:03:39 | More by Kunstman
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-26-2012 02:35:52 | More by dhep16
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Florida

4/5  rDev +9.9%

11-25-2012 18:29:53 | More by Goulash
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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-25-2012 18:15:11 | More by Kerrie
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Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

11-25-2012 02:49:17 | More by Omensetter
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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Michigan

5/5  rDev +37.4%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

11-23-2012 17:37:18 | More by Aubreyann227
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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2012 00:39:06 | More by Kubrickx
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rlee1390

Indiana

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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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SportsandJorts

Virginia

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
Price: $4.50

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

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Michigan

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