Bright White
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Ranked #192
Ranked #25,861
3.65 | pDev: 12.88%
Sep 24, 2022
Feb 22, 2003
Bright WhiteBright White
Notes: Formerly Winter White Ale

An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Winter White is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale.

Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Winter White is a beer for embracing winter.
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Rated: 3.73 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Sep 24, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by McBraniel from Virginia

Jun 03, 2022
Rated: 3.64 by DOCRW from Washington

Mar 11, 2022
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Reviewed by Tacoma223 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wow what a bright refreshing beer. Gorgeous light amber color. Balanced , floral, fruity notes . Nice foamy head that holds well. Great glass lacing . Love it
Mar 04, 2022
Rated: 4.09 by eluvah from New York

Feb 24, 2022
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I definitely think this is better than blue moon so I'll look forward to getting this when I want a basic belgian white, that said some of the more expensive opti8ns of this style like Spencer's are a lot more flavorful. Definitely like this one a lot, it's hard to find this in Colorado so I'm glad I'm closer to the source now.
Feb 02, 2022
Rated: 3.6 by Tiernan from Texas

Feb 01, 2022
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Reviewed by imnodoctorbut from Texas

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
pours super hazy (with a few floaters) mellow yellow gold body that has sparse carbo-bubbles floating upwards and a cream colored foam head that has very little retention and barely rises before settling back down to a murky cap with defined halo - no lacing here, but you shouldn't expect that here, eh?

aroma is sweet, mellow, and yeasty.

taste is super mellow. the clove is pretty forward, and the yeast is the main attraction for sure, though it isn't some wild strain or a super-Belgian lean-in. it's a tad funky but mostly just a really tame yeast bomb. the fruit is sweet but honestly barely there. it's like 45% yeast, 45% wheat, 10% carbonation.

feel is super carbonated with medium-light body that runs super smooth and mellow and pillowy and billowing. finishes abruptly (and smoothly) with a super-chill wheat-malty sweet aftertaste with lingering clove.

this one sticks out. it's an odd feeling, really. I probably need like 4 more goes on this one until I settle in, but my initial take is "super carbonated yet smooth wheat and Belgian-yeast" - and it's mostly "feeling" btw. the flavor is restrained, purposefully, no doubt, but either way fairly muted. it has a sweet clove-laced funk to it, but it's total background. also, the mouthfeel is super carbonated but super soft. it's impressive, but somehow underwhelming.
Bells still manages to be in my top 5 greats - even with "underwhelming" they somehow impress the hell out of me.
Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by Bigmoist from West Virginia

Jan 04, 2022
Rated: 3.9 by miwestcoaster from Michigan

Jan 02, 2022
Rated: 3.69 by The_Kriek_Freak from Pennsylvania

Dec 31, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 26, 2021
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Reviewed by huston84 from Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
I'm biased towards wits and I'm biased towards Bells so this hits all the right spots for me. It's nothing especially fantastic and is maybe a little below the usual standards for Bells but it's refreshing with spice and the typical wit flavors.
Dec 17, 2021
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Reviewed by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: Cloudy yellow body, large white head, decent lacing.
Aroma: Yeasty, grainy, wheaty, soft fruit.
Taste: Yeast still contributing, fruit a bit more pronounced. On the sweet side of the balance scale.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, good carbonation, lingering finish.
Overall: Winter Whites have that little niche that many appreciate and this fills that space in fice fashion.
Dec 17, 2021
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Rated by GStone899 from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pale straw color, not much head and it disipates quickly. Medium carbonation. A decent witbier. Easy drinker.
Dec 12, 2021
Rated: 3.87 by trevorpost from Pennsylvania

Dec 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Beaver13 from Colorado

2.58/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5
12 oz bottle, packaged 10/26/21. Pours clear straw gold with a big rocky white head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet earthy grainy malts with floral spice.

The flavor is sweet bready malt with earthy floral notes and a little spice and a medium bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an OK wit.
Dec 10, 2021
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Reviewed by JackpineSavage from Michigan

3.67/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Poured from bottle, small head, disappeared, lace is light.
Full flavor, stays on the tongue for awhile, I think I taste coriander.
I got this in a Bells holiday 12 pack, not sure I would specifically seek out this beer.
Dec 02, 2021
Rated: 3 by TallGuyCM from California

Nov 29, 2021
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Reviewed by MrOH from Malta

3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Hazy yellow, dense, thick white head, retention is amazing, thick bands of lace
Floral, citrus, and herbal aroma, bordering on soapy
white bread malt flavor, coriander, floral citrus, and a bit of pepper
Medium bodied, fluffy, and appropriately carbonated
Wits really aren't my jam, but this one is pretty much what it should be (outside of the aroma)
Nov 21, 2021
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Reviewed by brewerburgundy from West Virginia

3.78/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
12oz bottle, tulip, bottled 10/1/21.

Lightly hazed and glowing gold with a small white head that dissipates quickly.

Softly sweet orange marmalade, strong wheat aroma, vanilla, and spices.

Loads of wheat, hint of orange peel, distinct coriander now.

Light body with active carbonation.

Maybe I should give wit another chance. This one is quite pleasant.
Nov 13, 2021
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Reviewed by BigIronH from Michigan

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours a cloudy gold, a couple fingers of white foam reducing to a nice cap that maintains the length of the glass. Plenty of sudsy lacing left behind.

Aroma is funk on the front followed by honey, citrus, and sweet malt.

Taste follows suit but the honey hits hard up front along with sweet bread/malt. Finishing tart citrus with a good bit of funk coming through on the aftertaste.

Feel is full and velvety but with a decent carbonation crispiness on the finish.

Good beer. Would drink again.
Nov 12, 2021
Rated: 3.85 by Meddwol from Michigan

Nov 06, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by NickMunford from Wyoming

Jul 16, 2021
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Reviewed by ZenAgnostic from Texas

4.28/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
12oz can poured into Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Pours massive 3-4 finger offwhite head with great retention and decent patchy and tufty stick and lacing. 4.25

Smell - Banana. Spices. Slightly above par quality for the style. 4.25

Taste - Exactly what you'd expect for the style. Well done though. 4.25

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied. Slightly thicker than typical for the style. 4.5

Overall - Above par slightly across the board. 4.25
May 20, 2021
Rated: 3.21 by Metalgod666 from Michigan

May 11, 2021
Rated: 4.03 by LukeWright from Michigan

Apr 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Act25 from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
It's a WIT. Not really a Winter Wit. Nice.
a ) golden yellow color with abundant dotty lace.
s) coriander, lemon zest, clove, wheat.
t) Follows smell, spice cabinet and some licorice.
f) Light, yet enough weight to be wine like.
o) Perhaps slightly more licorice and syrup, (but not too sweet), makes this a winter wheat.
Apr 13, 2021
Rated: 3.47 by Devonking from Massachusetts

Apr 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by jtnord from Colorado

Mar 31, 2021
Rated: 3.38 by CoenR from Ohio

Mar 13, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Bright gold (as white as a beer can get) pour, fluffy one-finger head. Refreshing wheat bite, nice clove flavor, along with fruit--mostly lemon. This is an excellent warm weather choice. Quenching for days!
Mar 11, 2021
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Rated by bret27 from California

3.86/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can courtesy of JohnnyHops.
Mar 07, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by hester7 from Texas

Mar 03, 2021
Rated: 4.07 by SpdKilz from Illinois

Feb 13, 2021
Rated: 3.75 by Noelito76 from New York

Feb 12, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by Timmmmaaayyy from Pennsylvania

Jan 31, 2021
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Rated by Tony210 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid beer, drank from can

12 oz can dated 11/20/20
4 rating
Jan 25, 2021
Bright White from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
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