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:
#34,162
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 mfarnick
4.48/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I really enjoy this seasonal beer from Bell's. The beer is slightly cloudy looking.
Aroma has hops and citrus scents to it with a light fruit flavors/
First taste of this beer is very strong and bitter, but finishes very smooth. Well balanced with flavors of hops and citrus. I definitely enjoy this beer more than just in the winter time

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Photo of fullerly
4.74/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HensonJ3
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Light brown in appearance and some sediment at the bottom. Hoppy, fruity, and citrus scents to this beer. Full, strong, and refreshing beer. Probably would not order again because of the alternatives from Bells that I like.

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Photo of eckk_rachel
4.57/5  rDev +25.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

apperance : light brown, large head with light color, sediments present

smell : slight hoppiness, citrus notes, fruit aroma

Taste: Full & Strong Body, Refreshing, Bitterness present at first, but smooth finish

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Photo of blazemon
4.44/5  rDev +22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

There are sediments at the bottom of the beer. Smells slightly sweet. Cool and refreshing feel. Has a refreshing, tasty aftertaste. Overall a little sweeter and bread-like.

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Photo of defilli2
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

When I poured this beer, it looked like orange juice in the glass. It had a foggy yellow color, possible sediments in it with small bubbles. It had a very sweet/sour smell to it, fruity to say the least. I tasted a pleasant wheat flavor, it was very full and strong bodied. It had a thick texture to it. Overall I enjoyed this beer and would sip on it again.

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Photo of Erichb411
4.98/5  rDev +36.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of szmnnl99
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomakara
3.65/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer was very refreshing to me, it was fruity and light in both color and texture. This beer ages well and would be great for the winter time!

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Photo of bakercia
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Very carbonated initially, but slightly sweet and balance after. Very wheaty, but delicious.

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Photo of mst317
4.35/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of Sparty21
4.65/5  rDev +27.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pale yellow/orange, an unfiltered beer so it has sediment in it. There was a slight head, but it disappeared fairly quick.
Aroma: strong citrus aromas, specifically grapefruit.
Taste: Tastes just how it smells. Wheaty with citrus notes.
Overall: A good beer to drink in the winter. Refreshing and light, but has plenty of flavor.

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

Photo of cyclonece09
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a pint glass from a bottle. Pours cloudy orange yellow with a tiny white head. Smells of orange peel and wheat, very slight banana. Tastes of wheat with slight citrus, especially orange peel. Beer is light bodied and very drinkable, good carbonation. Overall an above average beer.

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Photo of Ri0
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured 16oz can into snifter. A very hazy dark yellow color with a 2 finger white head. Great retention and spotty lacing. A pleasant aroma of clove, banana, and some light citrus on a wheat ale. Flavor is very similar to the nose, and will remind you of a Hefe in some ways. Very smooth with a medium feel. This winter ale would sure taste great in the summer!

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

Hints of nutmeg and cloves. Smooth, with nutty aftertaste. Slightly sweet but still with strong flavors. Definitely a beer I'd like to enjoy in the winter.

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Photo of hrhopkins12
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Golden yellow color, cloves, honey, smooth with a little hops

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

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

Photo of red94tt
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.07/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into Spiegelau Wheat Glass. Bottled on October 7th 2016.

L: Hazy yellow typical of a wheat beer. Finger width white head that slowly recedes into a thin layer. Good Lacing.

S: Rich yeasty aroma, wheat bread.

T: Clean flavors of light peppery clove, light toasted biscuits, faint hits of tropical hops, pineapple, also a bit acidic in that way. Refreshing and a was to lighten up a deep winter.

F: Light body, low alcohol and a crisp beginning and refreshing finish make this very drinkable. Honestly this would be good year round.

O: Been awhile since I had this and it is better than before, I often find Witbiers to be a bit overwhelming in the spice areas but this is just right IMO. Highly recommend.

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Photo of rawfish
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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

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

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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