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

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3.64/5
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Winter White AleWinter White Ale
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:
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:
#37,182
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
2,345
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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70
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.1%

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2.88/5  rDev -20.9%

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I tried this on tap at my local pub. The beer had a nice light golden color with a smallish white head and minimal lacing. A slight fruity, yeasty smell also comes out in the taste. No taste of coriander or clove, but it does have a good, crisp mouthfeel. Overall, I would say this is a pretty solid witbier and I would order it again.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

I know this often gets rated lower than most Bell's beers, or many beers in general, but I like it. To me, it's a simple, refreshing, everyday winter beer that's goes down easy. I can drink it with dinner or while watching the ballgame. I like the fruitiness and the spices. I will admit that it borders on a summer beer rather than a winter, but I truly enjoy it. It's one of those beers I try not to overthink -- I just like it as a solid, simple, balanced beer.

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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

A nice take on this style. An American brewed Belgian witbier that stands up to some of the more notable representations here and abroad.

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Photo of BobJude
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of delta490
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice dark and hazy gold. The white head burns off quickly. The aroma is light hit has nice light spice and wheat notes. The taste is much the same if not a little more robust. It has nice thickness and a pleasant hint of carbonation.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

I had beer at my local taproom. A/cloudy yellow glass was brought to me in a standard pint glass. S/I didn't pick up too much here, just a touch of yeast and hops. T/Not much going on here. I got a small amount of hops, banana, and yeast. O/ Light easy drinking beer. Not very complex but very enjoyable and non offensive. I found that the remainder of my glass went very well with the pizza that was brought to me. I would pick this up for a lazy afternoon where you just want something light.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.52/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.52/5  rDev +24.2%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of everythingiszen
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Normally don't go in for Wits but this is pretty good. Pours a very pale cloudy yellow. Heavier mouthfeel. Light and "belgiany" overall, slight spice (apparently just from the malts, the description says none were added) and fruity on the nose and palate. Abrupt finish.

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,345 ratings