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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
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3.64/5
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2,296 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:
757
Ratings:
2,296
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
439
Trade:
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,296 |  Reviews: 757
Photo of edward_boumil
3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think this is a pretty good offering for the style. Looks great, straw yellow, turbid, nice head retention. Aroma is pretty on point, very bready/doughy, nice spices. Beer itself drinks a bit dry though its still super easy to kick back. Almost a little bit more like a saison but we're splitting hairs at that point. Great yeast presence, not crazy funky and not tons of phenol or esters, instead its just very clean.
As for the body, tad heavier than what I'd expect for the style but still remains very drinkable. Medium high carbonation, smooth, a bit crisp. Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of Eman17
3.72/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IckyT2012
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Send_the_brews
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A delicately crafted ale that pours a hazy, light golden with a soft white head, all around a nice look. Aroma has a strong presence of wheat and cloves. Incredibly subtle and easy to sip on, leaves a generally dry feeling. Taste is light and smooth starting mildly bread-like before promptly being masked by an overarching clove and grassy flavor. Carbonation is present but not overbearing. Overall above average winter ale, but one that doesn't have me coming back for more.

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Photo of Rollmeaway2loadout
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Rnadeau27
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DupaJas
3.9/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SouthernBuckeye
3.29/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sethcroisant
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of andrewh995
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a semi hazy orange gold with a white head. Smells of coriander, clove, Belgian yeast, and malt. Tastes of Belgian yeast, clove, coriander, white pepper, and light malts. Medium in body and medium-high carbonation. Overall a very good wit.

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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

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,296 ratings
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