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

Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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:
#34,673
Reviews:
749
Ratings:
2,265
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
421
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
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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

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

Photo of Davedrinkinbeer
4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked up a 6-pack of these at the local grocery store, and of course got them good and cold in my fridge before trying. Smell is quite interesting, it smelled very similar to toasted wheat crackers-- I have never experienced such a strong wheat smell from any other wheat beer. I also picked up on some hops too. Taste is quite simiiar to what I smelled-- like toasted wheat, along with hops, grass and maybe a little bit of lemon too. Taste is consistent thru the mouthful, and left a little tingle on the tongue from the carbonation, not unpleasant at all. Beer finish is not dry and has a mild aftertaste.

This is perhaps the most straightforward Wheat beer that I have tasted, from any region or style-- all other wheat beers have some type of fruit taste infused in them, but not this beer-- just good ol' clean wheat beer taste. I would drink this again.

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3.69/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of cd34
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a glass with minimal yeast rousing.

Golden like pineapple juice. Nice and cloudy. A thin bubble ring around the edge.
Smells like wheat, yeast, bread, and slight spice.
Tastes of Belgian yeast and a clove or pepper-like spice. A very subtle flavor profile.
Fairly smooth.

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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,265 ratings
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