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

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Bell's Winter White AleBell's Winter White Ale
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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2,296 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:
#35,595
Reviews:
757
Ratings:
2,296
pDev:
12.91%
Bros Score:
3.71
 
 
Wants:
69
Gots:
439
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,296 |  Reviews: 757
Photo of sinstaineddemon
3.37/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - this bells offering pours a hazy straw yellow, with a big white head that dissipates to a lace quickly

S - bog spicy aroma, like cloves and coriander, witha strong citrusy note, like lemon zest

T - the flavor totally mirrors the aroma, spiciness riding the back of strong lemony zest

M&D - spicy, a little overspiced, but still very good, the lemon zest enhances the drinkability, a good witbier, wht else would you expect from Bells.

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Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of HoppyBastard1
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of fishguyac
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Lelampp
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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

Photo of beer2day
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours very yellow. Cloudy, even somewhat thick-looking. 1-finger head gives way to very thin retention. Laces nicely with thick coverage off the glass.

Strong lemon aroma. Tiny bit of clove-banana, but way more lemon than anything else.

Hits very sweet. Bananas and lemon come in quickly that is quirky and dry. Sour finish, more sour than bitter. Sweetness from the bananas kicks back in at the end, but faintly.

Feel seems about right for the style. Thin at first, but grows thicker midway through.

Easy drinker, but just not the right time of year for me to down this one. Weather needs to be warmer to truly enjoy this style.

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Photo of antoines15
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Type: on-tap pint
Glass: pint glass
From: Casey's Tavern in Ann Arbor
Price: $4.50

Appearance: a deep and hazy gold. opaque. by time i got it there was no head left and the lacing was gone as well

Smell: a little bit of wheat, fruit and clove.

Taste: follows the nose pretty well. definitely a wheat taste to it, along with what i now taste as banana and a good mixture of cloves.

Mouthfeel: light and crisp. a good mix-up from all the stouts, barleywines and bourbon beers i have been having this winter

Overall: another solid seasonal from Bell's. not a beer that i am gonna race to get next winter, but it sure hits the spot after a bit of a burn out on heavier and darker drinks. easy to find as most MI bars have a Bell's seasonal option

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Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.83/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass, the liquid is a cloudy orange with good carbonation. The Head is 3 fingers white fades fast leaving some lace.

The smell is ok a citrus peal aroma over a grainy malt.

The taste follows yet is a bit better. The grainy malt is goog and is nicely complemented by the cirrus and mild spice. The spice is low key enough to be a welcome addition. Hops do not seem to be a major player bud present enough to give good balance.

The mouthfeel is good very nice medium body and ok carbonation.

The drinkability is very good this is not a great style for me but I am enjoying this one. Prosit, MK

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Photo of rcjennings
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of civicm87
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of PopnLoads
3.75/5  rDev +3%

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

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass:

A: Poured a very nice hazy orange color with a light white head that dissipated quickly.

S: The aroma was also good, it had a nice wheat/cirtus/banana aroma to it. Well blended.

T: Taste was very good. Mainly wheat and banana, just what you would expect from a Belgian style wit.

M/D: Think body, good carbonation level and highly drinkable. Not sure why this is a winter beer as it seems perfect for summer, but overall a very good beer and one that I will definately be picking up again.

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Photo of bmjivi221
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of mikereaser
2.83/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Batch 8780

A - Pours a hazy straw yellow with 1/4 inch of foam that left a fine layer of bubble

S - very little aroma on this one, faint hints of lemon and some yeast

T - not much in the taste department, a bit of lemon and I swear a chalkiness

M/D - Not really what I was expecting, there didn't seem to be much to this one at all.

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of scootny
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bottle poured into an IPA glass. Cloudy pale yellow with a clean white head that is decent and leaves some streaks and spots of lace all along the glass. A slow fade leaves a mild covering. Nose is excellent with a healthy sourness and wheat malt twang that shows amazing spiciness considering that this is not spiced. I'm blown away by the amount of clove, light coriander, bubblegum, pepper, and faint banana and light fruit esters all from just the grains, hops, (what there is) and yeast. Taste showcases classic wit tartness and lemony citrus notes. Mild cloves and cinnamon flow to a tight, light bitterness that releases bubblegum and soap, leaving a surprising dark graininess that lingers with mild almost graham like cracker flavors. Cinnamon and cloves hang in the background. Feel is velvety smooth and light with a mild creaminess. Superb drinkability and all around deliciousness, a great wit and right up there in my top five. As a winter ale the light and drinkable nature may seem a bit of a contradiction, the flavor and satisfaction in the drinking make for an enjoyable winter brew that would also do well in the warmer months.

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Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of WickedBeer
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of HollyHops
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of McAndrew
3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

Bell's Winter White Ale from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 2,296 ratings
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