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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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1,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,496
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 29
Gots: 58 | 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:
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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thecheapies

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy lemon-white, like a limoncello, with a meringue lip of head. Looks uncharacteristically pleasant for a winter ale. 4.0

Lemon, coriander, white pepper, hints of banana, clove, and wheat grain. Nice bready nose, with spice. 4.0

A little banana, a lot of coriander and clove. Lemony citrus notes, almost leaning on tangerine. Wheaty bread and peppery spices that permeate the finish. Not musty, clean and rich. Very enjoyable. 4.0

Almost soapy in the body, showing some viscosity without heft. Carbonation starts off low and gets busy in the finish with some crackle and pop. Lightly warm. Good feel. 3.5

Great beer that surprises me everytime. Always happy to finally order one every year without really seeking it out. 4.0

Serving type: on-tap

12-09-2012 03:08:01 | More by thecheapies
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Powerstroker90

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

12-08-2012 21:28:29 | More by Powerstroker90
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-08-2012 17:26:28 | More by skaboom420
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hainesly

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-08-2012 16:50:57 | More by hainesly
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Bernerdawg

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-08-2012 16:32:30 | More by Bernerdawg
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-08-2012 01:26:22 | More by hollywood_15063
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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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Brad7132

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-07-2012 21:48:25 | More by Brad7132
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illini4x4


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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fishguyac

Virginia

3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-04-2012 04:49:58 | More by freduardo
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random846

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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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

12-04-2012 01:51:20 | More by TypsiYpsi
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Bdel34

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-03-2012 21:53:26 | More by Bdel34
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RJ32S

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

12-03-2012 00:24:27 | More by RJ32S
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GeoCait

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev +3%

12-02-2012 22:59:41 | More by GeoCait
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GinDC

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

Indiana

2/5  rDev -45.1%

12-02-2012 15:04:58 | More by craft_shannie
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mirish72

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.9%

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

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

12-01-2012 12:43:57 | More by TerryB
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jonphilipp


4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

12-01-2012 03:33:13 | More by jonphilipp
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danoble1

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

12-01-2012 02:54:05 | More by danoble1
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,496 ratings.