Winter White Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by maxpower on 02-22-2003

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#37,535
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
2,347
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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Photo of djfrenchy
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of rfgetz
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hairnic
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

A great standard from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter thanks to a friend from work---Cheers Randy!
This nice white pours a lightly cloudy sediment ridden golden color with a nice head of
white foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin light layer, and shows some nice light lacing.
Nose of light clove, light banana esters, soft wheat, and subtle light breaded malt notes.
Flavors follow the nose with light banana and subtle spicy clove notes awash in light and soft
breaded malts mingling with subtle light floral honey and a hint of herbal hops. Nice body; medium
mouth feel, low medium low carbonation, and lightly dry sweet tinged finish.

Overall, a solid look forward to each year beer from a great brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of 1971bernat
3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of edthehead
3.68/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shigg85
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ozzylizard
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

$ 2.00 (Including tax)/16 oz can ($ 0.125/oz) at Franklin Beer, Franklin, PA.
Can dated 103117 on the bottom, six month shelf life claimed on side, stored at 42 degrees and served at 42 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Appearance – 3.5.
Body – Dirty yellow, cloudy.
Head – Large (maximum 5.3 cm, aggressive center pour), white, low density froth, good retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular three to five mm lacy ring with legs and a thin complete layer with rocky ridges.
Lacing – Poor. Scattered small islands of tiny to small bubbles.
First pour – Light yellow, hazy.
Aroma – 4 – Very nice clove and yeast, not overpowering.
Flavor – 3 – Initially a bitter generic spiciness which fades to a constant low bitterness. A minimal amount of yeastiness and none of the fruitiness expected from a witbier. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no dimethylsulfide.
Palate – 3 – Medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression and summation – 3 – The appearance and odor are the high points of this otherwise very average brew. The price point is spot-on.

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3.81/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emerge077
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Trboley
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of themayorkoch
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zach_tateman
3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TWRBVB
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Psquared93
3.03/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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

Photo of Labeorphile
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of moundbz
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

Slightly cloudy yellow color with a thin, white head that leaves a little lacing on the top. Smell is banana, clove, yeast. Taste is banana, cloves, tart wheat, lemongrass, cloves, and a hint of vanilla. Effervescent, light on the palette, easy to drink, has a slight tart aftertaste. Pretty solid stuff and certainly a nice change of pace compared to all the heavy winter ales out there.

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Photo of Vetbidder
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Medium golden and quite hazy from tap with a thin white head. Normal whit scent of not much, some Belgian yeasts. Like the flavor, it’s got that banana thing going but with some pepper and some bitterness to boot. Good zippy feel from this brew. Pretty good here.

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Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,347 ratings