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

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3.64/5
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2,272 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:
#35,198
Reviews:
751
Ratings:
2,272
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
425
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,272 |  Reviews: 751
Photo of Jglaser451
4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Free-bie.

Hazy golden color with a 2 finger head of loose bubbly soapy proportions.

Aromas of clean water, slight clove, urine, and cilantro.

Flavor is heavy on coriander and cilantro, with some nice yeastiness, slight banana peel and lemon.

Feel is heavily carbonated yet still pretty light feeling. Nice semi-dryness on the finish.

Overall this is a nice crispy winter Wit. I'd have it again next year.

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Photo of liam_mcnulty
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JStorz13
4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the complete opposite of many winter beers that are out there. Simple, light and easy wheat ale flavor. Favorite of mine.

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Photo of AirBob
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.91/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Winter whites are a favo style for me, and this is a good one. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head and good lacing. Pleasant fruity smell. Lemon And clove flavored, not too sweet. A good beer!

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Photo of gulli
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ccryder
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Can_has_beer
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of haines710
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Trooperbob
3.66/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, corriander and orange peel.

T - The taste follows the aroma with Belgian yeast, corriander, orange peel and lemon zest. Light bitterness in the finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent white ale. The flavors are mild and refreshing.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz glass into a speiglau wheat snifter.

Look is a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head.

Definite clove and banana ester note on the aroma. Lots of the yeast coming through.

Body is thin but th taste is full. A dry floral banana taste that lingers across the palate.

Interesting take on a winter beer, and very good.

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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 White_Whiskey
3.34/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mojohawk21
3.99/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dcotom
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDoHo
3.18/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tuck_leepulin
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,272 ratings
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