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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
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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2,298 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:
#35,595
Reviews:
758
Ratings:
2,298
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
439
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,298 |  Reviews: 758
Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.28/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stanzig44
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nat1975
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BenHoppy
4.45/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A delicious ale for when it's cold and snowy. Delicious Belgian yeast that shine flavors of banana, clove, and wheat that hits the spot when you've been overloaded with stouts.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BrentMcQuirk
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.39/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deliberately brewed to have a cloudy appearance = mission accomplished. This pours with a dullard yellow and substantial haze throughout, and a 4/5" white head on the top of it. American spice rack with coriander is prominent in the aroma. There is still wheat perceptible beyond the coriander.

Taste is a pretty thick wheat aspect, both in taste and mouthfeel. The coriander is there, the citrus grapefruit like presence is to a much lesser extent. Breadiness with some clove working its way in there. Tiny bit of grassy wheat smoothie and bitterness going on. Better than your average offering, but also not a style I seek out. Pretty to look at and I would recommend for anyone who is into witbiers and spice racks.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

It has a hazy light golden yellow colored body with a soft white head that gets slightly lumpy; lacing is mostly sporadic and clings adequately to the glass; the smell has some cloves and wheat up front, nice Belgian yeasty and fruitiness backing that up fairly well; the taste takes the previously mentioned flavors and adds a bready sort of flavoring to heighten the flavoring; sweet sticky fruity aftertaste, somewhat of a dry clove-like finish; its fairly easy on the palate and somewhat sessionable, carbonation is good for the style and for me as there’s an adequate harshness for a good witbier but not overly done; overall, its not as spicy as some witbiers I’ve had, but hey, still pretty good for the style and for me, I’d have this again.

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Photo of Lucnifter
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of heddar33
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of zkoehn
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Fishwhisperer
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MizzouBrew
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy golden with little to no head. Wonderful clove taste perfect for a winter ale. Easy to drink with a light to medium feel. Will look for again next year.

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Photo of 94rocker1
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of digitalflood
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rebrown221
2.41/5  rDev -33.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From the slightly out of date can, it pours a hazy light amber with a modest head. Lacing as you enjoy it. The scent is of clove and bread and the taste is light, lemony and malty. Feels velvety on the tongue. Yum!

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Photo of chris826
4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesGrove
4.29/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of H-Man
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Purchased 12pack for $16.99 of Bell's Winter White Ale (normally drink Samual Adams' ales), no buzz at all. Doybt it is 5% alcohol.......bad decision.....never again...garbage....truthfully! (Hey, I took the time to log in to beer advocate and write this review if I genuinely think this beer sucks!) Take Care Everyone!!!

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Photo of animal69
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of foghornleghorn22
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,298 ratings
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