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

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Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
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3.64/5
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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
Ranking:
#35,508
Reviews:
757
Ratings:
2,294
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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69
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436
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy pale yellow with a fizzy white head that leaves a ring of lacing.

Smells of citrus and wheat with only a bit of spice.

Tastes of some wheat tang and some spice counterpoints. Grainy sweetness leads into citrus rind. Some banana comes through as well. Spice notes of coriander come in the end and liven things up.

Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, a pretty good attempt at witbier I wouldn't mind having again.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.09/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz glass into a speiglau wheat snifter.

Look is a hazy golden yellow with a thin white head.

Definite clove and banana ester note on the aroma. Lots of the yeast coming through.

Body is thin but th taste is full. A dry floral banana taste that lingers across the palate.

Interesting take on a winter beer, and very good.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two finger foamy white head. Heavy amount of soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is Belgian yeast, corriander and orange peel.

T - The taste follows the aroma with Belgian yeast, corriander, orange peel and lemon zest. Light bitterness in the finish.

M - Light body with medium carbonation. Soft mouthfeel with a crisp dry finish.

O - This is a decent white ale. The flavors are mild and refreshing.

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

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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3.8/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Looks like you'd expect. It's a pale, hazy yellow. You can't quite see through it and it sits under a thin white head with no retention.

Also smells like you'd expect. Lots of spices, typical Belgian. Cloves and coriander fill the nose, with a yeasty kind of sourness.

It tastes like it smells. Spieces, cloves and coriander mostly, dominate. In the finish you'll get some peppery notes.

The spices work well together and don't overpower the beer. Despite the spiciness, there's never a burn.

Wasn't what I was expecting, but a good beer anyway. Not so much a winter warmer as it is a Belgian. As expected from Bell's, a nice beer.

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Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,294 ratings
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