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

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83
good
2,264 Ratings
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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:
2,264
Reviews:
748
Avg:
3.68
pDev:
13.04%
 
 
Wants:
68
Gots:
419
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 2,264 |  Reviews: 748
Photo of Sazz9
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of ChainChompsky
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Rating justified with a review.

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Photo of dcall384
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Johnhaley1989
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of spamages
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of firebeer06
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of craft_shannie
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of KevinmusPrime
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of derekgw123
2/5  rDev -45.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Wasn't paying attention when I bought a six pack and thought it was more of a winter warmer. With that aside, the beer was just not tasty. Bland and thin.

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Photo of JulianBaughman
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of ECherry88
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of Aubreyann227
2/5  rDev -45.7%

Photo of SMH_NWI
2.13/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of hotstuff
2.19/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The nose of this particular beer is banana. The body is cloudy and the hue is pale yellow. I observed some yeast with this beer. I definitely was not impressed by the taste of this beer. After about half-way through I had had enough and tried another of their beers. This definitely is not one of my favorite beers from this brewer.

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Photo of TypsiYpsi
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of ajs4bd
2.25/5  rDev -38.9%

Photo of ProChorus
2.3/5  rDev -37.5%

Photo of walleye
2.35/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

from the bottle. poured a hazy straw with a white head that didn’t last long. aroma bread yeast, citrus, sour orange, wheat, and straw. flavor hops, straw, wheat, lemon, bitter. this should not be a winter beer. I think it would be better suited for the summer standing at the bbq griling some steak.

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Photo of CDBeerDisappear
2.36/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

a - Cloudy yellow, little head looked like a witbier

s - Smelled of wheat but not much else

t - Dissappointingly thin, lacked complexity

m - light carbonation, thin

d - There are many better witbiers available don't waste your money. Generally I like witbiers this one just did not do it for me.

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Photo of KingQuinn
2.36/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Photo of Crosling
2.36/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Attractive color of diluted tang. Far too gentle aroma and very spiratic. Hints of coriander, light wheat, dried apricot, clove and spice. Again, very subtle in the flavor. Tingling spicing but not enough. Notes of banana peel, peach and light wheat. Shows weiss and white style. An average American wheat but I expected more from Bell’s.

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Photo of jdhilt
2.38/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a two finger white head that fades to a thin layer leaving some lace. Hazy yellow/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and light bodied. Hoppy/yeasty nose. Starts with a hoppy/citrusy flavor, dry hoppy finish. Batch #7195, $1.79 for a 12oz bottle from Chalet Party Goshen, In.

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Photo of Rebrown221
2.41/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of TheDM
2.42/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

This brew has a very fruity banana aroma. Its body is a weak yellow orange color that is very cloudy with yeast evident. It tastes as fruity as it smells and went down very easy, but later drinks caused my stomach to do flip flops. I didn't like it and eventually wound up getting another Porter and having them pour the rest of this beer down the drain.

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Photo of dananabanana
2.43/5  rDev -34%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: Hazy yellow color, no head. A little bit of white foam. No lacing.

S: Lemony, wheaty.

T: Wheat, a hint of lemon. Slightly metallic. Not at all complex.

M: Very bubbly, over carbonated.

D: Just not flavorful enough to be worth finishing. I suppose it might be good to wash down a spicy chilli in the winter, but that's about it.

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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
3.68 out of 5 based on 2,264 ratings.
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