Bell's Winter White Ale | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
BA SCORE
47.3%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 2,265 ratings
Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

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.

Added by maxpower on 02-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#34,232
Reviews:
749
Ratings:
2,265
Liked:
1,072
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
13.19%
Alströms:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
421
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,265 |  Reviews: 749
Photo of MargotDarko
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoyed this one. Single bottle poured into a wheat glass. A nice, mildly spicy wheat beer. A refreshing change of pace from heavy winter ales and much more interesting and enjoyable than Bell's Christmas Ale. Really interesting that they obtained the flavor without actually using spices.

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Photo of mmorgan08
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of CraigP83
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

soft golden color, it does have a cloudiness. It has a light citrus odor. This is a very tasty, easy drinking beer. It reminds me of a blend between a Honey Weiss and Blue Moon. There is a slight aftertaste that reminds me of a Belgian tripel wheat just not as pronounced. This was a winner if you don't care for real dark or hoppy beers

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Photo of jmbranum
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12 Oz bottle.

Wonderfully hazy, murky gold liquid.

Supremely wheat spicy aroma.

Flavor is complex. Starts sweet but ends dry. Lots of spices. True to style.

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Photo of firkingroovin
4.53/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of richkrull
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Picked this one up at Trader Joe's last weekend.

Pours a bit of a hazy yellow color, nice white head on it. Smells sweet, citrusy, with a bit of spice to it. Taste is very refreshing. Very smooth, wheat with lemon taste. Good medium bodied beer. I really enjoyed this beer. Very good drinkability, I'll definitely be looking for this beer in the future.

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Photo of hennin55
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: low fizzy head, a little cloudy
Aroma: yeasty, allspice, nutmeg
Palate: medium body, fizzy, long lasting feel
Flavor: dry and long lasting
Overall: reminds you of winter

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Photo of ianclaes
4.52/5  rDev +24.2%

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4.52/5  rDev +24.2%

Photo of deebo
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle packaged 10/28/11

A-With an aggressive pour a cloudy light yellow color with a couple fingers of pillowy head quickly breaking down into barely a hint of a white ringing foam.

S-Sweet Belgian yeast (plenty of fruity esters-banana). Typical wheat aroma. A hint of spicy hops in there too.

T-Typical of a witbier, but so clean and smooth. Lots of sweet belgian yeast, a significant amount of wheat and just the right amount of spices. Lighter in the citrus flavors of most. I love this beer.

M-Extremely smooth mouthfeel. Light to medium carbonation, a nice little bite of spicy hops at the end but finishes clean. A little more of a bitter end note than many.

D-About as high as a beer gets. I could drink this one any time of year in just about any quantity.

O-This witbier really does it for me. Not overally spiced or flavored, but a beautiful smooth taste that is simply delicious from start to finish. It does taste a bit more like a hefeweizen (fruits present are more banana than citrus) than most.

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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 47.3% out of 100 with 2,265 ratings
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