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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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1,481 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,481
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 27
Gots: 55 | 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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Ratings: 1,481 | Reviews: 635 | Display Reviews Only:
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Knoxrb12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-03-2014 12:58:44 | More by Knoxrb12
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walkinginplace

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-03-2014 03:30:30 | More by walkinginplace
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ESchweers

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-02-2014 19:25:49 | More by ESchweers
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AMarkle6524

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-02-2014 15:17:49 | More by AMarkle6524
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MrBIP

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-01-2014 21:02:40 | More by MrBIP
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brewtalthrone

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-01-2014 14:42:31 | More by brewtalthrone
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VeganUndead

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-28-2014 06:33:16 | More by VeganUndead
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angeepangie

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-28-2014 00:35:45 | More by angeepangie
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mikejonze

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-27-2014 22:51:11 | More by mikejonze
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trewbrewbmg

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

02-27-2014 02:24:40 | More by trewbrewbmg
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brutusmuktuk

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-22-2014 15:22:24 | More by brutusmuktuk
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ryand14

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-20-2014 13:14:08 | More by ryand14
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-20-2014 03:11:52 | More by mick303
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Jd2391

Illinois

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-19-2014 03:50:33 | More by Jd2391
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acp21178

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 13:02:29 | More by acp21178
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Mcwill51

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-17-2014 03:47:03 | More by Mcwill51
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/15/2013. Pours opaquely hazy bright golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, floral, grass, clove, pepper, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice witbier. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 01:54:43 | More by superspak
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aklude

Indiana

3/5  rDev -17.6%

02-15-2014 00:00:01 | More by aklude
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WunderLlama

Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into pilsner glass

Hazy golden orange yellow with active carbonation leading to a thin dense white foam cap.

Aroma of clove spice, citrus and floral.

Smooth , wheat taste with the effects of the yeast very present , bit of sour at the middle of the tongue. Smooth finish. Gentle carbonation, great mouthfeel.

A wheat beer for winter. Nice, good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 03:50:21 | More by WunderLlama
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jeffwright

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3%

02-14-2014 01:30:56 | More by jeffwright
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astronautjones

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-13-2014 22:01:07 | More by astronautjones
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ColonelHopslam

Michigan

2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

02-13-2014 21:53:29 | More by ColonelHopslam
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Chiefy770

Illinois

4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 fluid ounce bottle into a Weizen Glass. Bottled on 11/08/13.

Apperance: Hazy golden body. The sediment makes this one cloudy. A little light gets through but that's about it. A snowy head erupts, lingers, collapses, and leaves a good amount of sticky lacing.

Smell: Wheat and grains up front. Spices, particularly clove and coriander are also present. Minor backdrop of orange.

Taste: Sweet citrus from a mild kick of hops. The heavy wheat pushes through and produces a sweet and bready taste. Yeasty notes develop in the finish. The spices are well pronounced in the finish as well… leaves a somewhat banana-like taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium body. Rather low carbonation which works well for the beer. Smooth and easy to drink.

Overall: I could get nit-picky about this beer and point out everything it lacks compared to the powerhouse Witbiers but that would not be fair. This is a solid Witbier with a lot to enjoy. Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2014 23:16:14 | More by Chiefy770
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dave317

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2014 15:59:25 | More by dave317
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lochef81

Michigan

3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one pours a very cloudy Orange tan color with a short lasting pale white head. It leaves little lacing and retains just a slight film of foam throughout the pour. The nose of this one is very European with a sweet funky yeast aroma. There is peach and apricot notes with a lot of fresh bread aromas. The flavor follows suit. Quite funky, almost like a saison style. Sweet and malty and tangy and slightly sour all at the same time. The mouth is light and refreshing but effervescent and refreshing. This isn't a beer I'd come to often but definitely one worth trying and enjoying.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 06:11:19 | More by lochef81
Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
82 out of 100 based on 1,481 ratings.