Winter White Ale | Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
An alternative to dark and heavy winter warmers and stouts, Winter White is a stylish and refreshing Wheat Ale.

Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley and wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Winter White is a beer for embracing winter.

Added by maxpower on 02-22-2003

BEER STATS
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#37,549
Reviews:
765
Ratings:
2,348
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
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3/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of granger10
3.13/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a cloudy orange color with a moderate white head. The smell was very lemony and slightly spicy. The taste reminded me distinctly of an overspiced Oberon. Citric flavors are dominant and a tarty finish is there. Lots, almost too much, coriander in the body. Light in body and mouthfeel this beer is simply decent and not one of Bell's best offerings. I think this was a bad batch of Oberon with a different name!

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3.64/5  rDev 0%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of Hoptometrist
3.87/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Served from the bottle into a Napoli Grande glass. Bottled on 12/19/11

A- Semi hazy/semi clear straw yellow/golden color with high carbonation and soapy head leaving no lace

S- Coriander, citrus, and belgian yeast aroma. Very spicy aroma

T- Very traditional tasting witbier, big on coriander, belgian yeast, lemon, light orange citrus, wheat, and a slightly salt like taste on the finish. Finish is a little off putting but mild

M- Highly carbonated, very refreshing, smooth, finishes dry, very effervescent

O- A good witbier, hard to believe this is not brewed with any spices, it is very coriander forward tasting.

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Photo of ocelot2500
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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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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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Photo of RickS95
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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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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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,348 ratings