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

BA SCORE
83
good
2,261 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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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
Ratings:
2,261
Reviews:
748
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
418
For Trade:
2
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3.64/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of Jason
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz tallboy with a freshness date. Sample from the brewery.

Cloudy and heady. Yeast, grain, spice, & bread in the nose. Ample crispness leads to a deep smoothness. Peppery, clove spiciness, rind-like, coconut water, nutty yeast, pineapple, dusty biscuits, & faint medicinal notes in the aroma and palate.

Damn cool, fermented with Belgian yeast ... no spices used so this is sort of a pale lighter Belgian winter warmer and not a Witbier at all in a sense but it is none the less.

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of XmnwildX12
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of nodder
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MrBeige
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of lovindahops
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of reg1214
3/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lanoke12
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

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3/5  rDev -18.5%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

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2.88/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Doctor_Bogenbroom
4.16/5  rDev +13%
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 +1.9%

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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BeerHistoryGuy
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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 -2.2%

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,261 ratings.
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