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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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1,500 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,500
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | 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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Minkybut

Virginia

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I poured this beer into my tumbler at 50 degrees. The beer was yeasty smelling and looking, cliudy and it had a non-existant head with no lacing whats so ever.
The beer was fruity tasting and almost salty with a hint of oranges or something. Though the beer was drinkable I just did not care for it that much and will not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2007 16:05:17 | More by Minkybut
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jtothamo

Indiana

2.98/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

I've always been a fan of Bell's products, so I was looking forward to giving this a try. Maybe I had built up too much anticipation because, in the end, I was a bit disappointed.

A- Cloudy yellow. Poured with a very small head, very little retention...a small lace around 2/3 of the rim.

S- Smelled like the outside of my favorite bakery around 6am. Yeasty...bread...My sniffer is a bit clogged this evening...so I'm not catching the fruit/citrus aromas others indicated (this may influence the taste as well).

T- Pretty much went with the smell. Kind of tasted like drinking a slice of light wheat bread.

M- It sort of fell flat in the mouth. Fairly smooth, but definitely no excitement.

D- It's definitely drinkable. But, I'm not sure I'll revisit this one. There are other witbier's and winter ales I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2008 01:56:22 | More by jtothamo
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-27-2012 15:34:16 | More by Mantooth
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jamiemottram

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-29-2011 19:43:40 | More by jamiemottram
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Shawner

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-08-2013 21:54:54 | More by Shawner
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marmstrong1212

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-13-2014 19:01:44 | More by marmstrong1212
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Slimpo

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-18-2012 23:37:37 | More by Slimpo
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mtparty37

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-25-2012 19:36:45 | More by mtparty37
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-07-2012 23:14:16 | More by Damian74Shensky
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rolandboy

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

10-20-2012 03:18:45 | More by rolandboy
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beergorrilla

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-02-2013 10:09:48 | More by beergorrilla
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-20-2013 01:59:59 | More by Stugotzo
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SFNC

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

09-02-2013 00:10:32 | More by SFNC
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CortexBomb

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours out extremely pale yellow with a slight white head on top. Smell is pure wit, almost all wheat with a touch of yeast on the nose, perhaps hints of banana ala Oberon.

Flavour, also trademark wit. The wheat and yeast from the nose are front and centre in the flavour as well. Some lemon present, as well as cloves, but nothing overwhelming. Finish is a decently unique hop bite though. Ok, but like Oberon, nothing that speaks to me.

Mouthfeel, average. Some tingles in the right places, but nothing that will blow you away. Drinkability, par for the style.

More or less Bell's winter version of Oberon, a beer that I'm not that fond of anyway. If you want a light, easy quaffer in December you could do worse though.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2005 02:06:41 | More by CortexBomb
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-19-2014 06:13:27 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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LJWalker

Alabama

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-08-2012 03:19:01 | More by LJWalker
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ambiguousfigures

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

07-22-2014 16:37:12 | More by ambiguousfigures
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tommy5

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-29-2013 12:38:26 | More by tommy5
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Shakydog68

New York

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-20-2013 03:00:26 | More by Shakydog68
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Anything

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

04-04-2012 20:18:30 | More by Anything
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beer4brian331

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-22-2011 04:04:52 | More by beer4brian331
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creaghphish

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-20-2012 01:00:27 | More by creaghphish
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melissab318

Michigan

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-27-2011 00:45:25 | More by melissab318
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ptarmigan98

Manitoba (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-29-2013 05:49:25 | More by ptarmigan98
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,500 ratings.