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

Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
2,265 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:
#34,734
Reviews:
749
Ratings:
2,265
pDev:
13.19%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
421
Trade:
2
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,265 |  Reviews: 749
Photo of jmg480
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Bier82
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

The first time I had this beer, I was walking through a snow covered forest, just like the one on the label. Its very refreshing, though drinking cold is the best.

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Photo of crwrunner
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Barnoloid
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is my change of pace lighter ale for the holiday period for when the food gets heavy and the going gets long. An easy sipper, which has just enough yeasty notes to keep things interesting. Light bodied with a few peppery sides to it, this makes a solid choice when the heavier winter warmers are weighing you down.

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Photo of nater919
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikemcgrath4
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PackenGreen
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slycy690
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJ64
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jooler
4.06/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CNoj012
3.63/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a hazy light yellow golden color reminiscent of lemonade. The headankness is fluffy, 2 fingers high and bright white. Retention is moderate and there is some spotted lacing.

Smell is fruity, bready, yeast, that banana like clove flavor. A bit subdued, but pretty nice.

Taste is the same. Flavor is mild, but very good. Clove flavor hangs on well into the aftertaste.

Feel is light, smooth and very easy drinking. Crushable.

Overall a good beer. I wish the flavor was a bit stronger though. I also find it strange this is a winter beer bc I would much rather drink one on a hot summer day.

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Photo of Benjolovesbeer
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer is orangish gold with citrus flavor. A perfect Belgium whip, goes well with an orange. Tastes good in a wheat glass or out of the bottle. Creamy head and sparkling crisp flavor. Perfect beer to have at the end of the winter nearing spring when the snow is melting and you're tired of all the stouts, porters, and high abv beers.

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Photo of singletary
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

It poured a cloudy yellow with a nice head that dissipated fast. Aroma is of yeast and also the taste. I did not pick up on any other flavors. Mouthful is light but not watery. Overall a nice beer but there are other wheat beers better than this.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

First time I had this was on a cold day after working outside. I thought it was excellent. Great mix of spice, crisp and refreshing. Waited till next year and that batch was an extra clove taste to me? Not as good as the first time, but is it ever?

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Photo of SMH_NWI
2.13/5  rDev -41.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Photo of TH28
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a cloudy, light golden with a moderate white foam cap that dissipated quickly. Aroma is orange, coriander, and a distinct Belgian fruity yeast ester. Taste is a light bready malt with coriander spice, orange peel, pears, and a sharp hop bitterness on the end. Mouthfeel is light with a slight creaminess, and moderate carbonation. Finishes tart and bitter with a lingering pear and orange peel flavor. Great witbier.

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Photo of Markc72
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

L: golden in the glass, almost clear. Big white head
S: big wheat, lavender, coriander
T: a nice wheat beer. Not huge flavors, but this is a few months old.
F: thin and drinkable as expected. Fits the style.
O: a nice wheat beer

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Photo of goblue30
3.77/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aufie
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of datchethilbery
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,265 ratings
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