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

BA SCORE
83
good
2,261 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Ratings: 2,261 |  Reviews: 748
Photo of NorthernMichiganLogan
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duvel1979
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of John_Beeryman
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cd34
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 88caprice
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of MouldyCrow
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Buck_Jones
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tedho21
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pens1967
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JRod1969
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MooseBoose
3.46/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pundit_of_Potability
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice hazy golden color with almost no head or lacing. Smells of wheat and yeast. Bottle dated 10/16/2016.... Was it supposed to have all that sediment at the bottom? Hazy is one thing, but flakes is another. Bell's does a nice Two-Hearted Ale, so i thought I'd give this a try...Supposedly a "Belgian Inspired Wheat Ale" and made with Belgian yeast, but I'm not picking up on that much. I'm not picking up on much actually: a little spiciness, but mostly this is just a wheat beer without much character. I get the barley and wheat and mild malts....A little bit of caramel sugar flavor, a little fruity.... But very refreshing. Yes, its an easy drinking beer with medium carbonation and a decent finish. There isn't anything mind-blowing or interesting here, just a potable wit.

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Photo of BradtheGreat7
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jglaser451
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Free-bie.

Hazy golden color with a 2 finger head of loose bubbly soapy proportions.

Aromas of clean water, slight clove, urine, and cilantro.

Flavor is heavy on coriander and cilantro, with some nice yeastiness, slight banana peel and lemon.

Feel is heavily carbonated yet still pretty light feeling. Nice semi-dryness on the finish.

Overall this is a nice crispy winter Wit. I'd have it again next year.

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Photo of liam_mcnulty
2.9/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

Photo of JStorz13
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is the complete opposite of many winter beers that are out there. Simple, light and easy wheat ale flavor. Favorite of mine.

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Photo of AirBob
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of puck1225
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Winter whites are a favo style for me, and this is a good one. Pours a cloudy yellow with a thin white head and good lacing. Pleasant fruity smell. Lemon And clove flavored, not too sweet. A good beer!

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Photo of gulli
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gritz147
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AJmon13
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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