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RATINGS: 1010   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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A Wheat Ale brewed with American Wheat and a proprietary blend of Hefe and classic Belgian-style yeasts. A refreshing winter alternative created from the subtle fusion of two classic flavors.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BazookaJoe (216) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Pours cloudy orange with a thin white head. Taste of oranges and coriander. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hammy78 (699) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - APR 15, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow straw colour, white head that dies down to a ring. Lots of carbonation. Nose is a little Belgian wit, but a touch boring. Tastes sweet, wheats, a little bitter, some banana. Far from their best, a fresher sample may do it more justice.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
arnold931 (180) - Iowa, USA - APR 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours yellow with white head. You can taste coriander and wheat. Very light and lemony.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdixon77 (451) - Georgia, USA - MAR 30, 2014
Pretty standard wheat beer with added spices. Hazy gold. Orange and a little cinnamon. Light bodied.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3603) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
Quite refreshing and thin. Golden in features and very aromatic. Not more special things to say.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2014
bottle. hazy golden with small head. solid wit with light body and moderate spicing. good flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Clear pale straw yellow with tiny bubbles. Three fingers of fluffy, pure white head that will not get the hint and leave politely. Carbonation is strong. Aroma is orange peel, coriander, ginger, and black pepper. Dances in the nostrils a bit, in a good way. The aroma is more than just an over-citrused Belgian white. Has a prickly, effervescent quality. Flavor is more black pepper and peppercorns, a touch of spicy heat, but JUST a touch. There is a bit of tangy citrus, but JUST a touch. It doesn’t fall into the usual traps that lazy witbiers do. At the end there is just a touch of banana/clove hefe yeast. The feel is definitely a buttery, hefe style, that eschews the anticipated bubbly carbonation in the appearance. It’s like someone took a Belgian white and "winterized" it, giving it a little grit to keep the tires moving.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CpyNPrnT (217) - Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Not my type of beer. very bland, belgian yeast, low malt levels. Not my type of beer; newer craft beer drinkers may like this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottled sample at haray carays in Chicago. Pours cloudy clear. Spicy bold. Bubbly. Very tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hubermi12 (13) - - FEB 24, 2014
Not a huge fan of a lot of winter white ales because of the spices but this Bell’s beer is different. It is one of my favorite beers during the winter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
superspak (2203) - Michigan, USA - FEB 14, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 11/15/2013. Pours opaquely hazy bright golden amber color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, floral, grass, clove, pepper, herbal, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, floral, grass, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of lemon, banana, pear, apple, orange, wheat, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and very smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present on the finish. Overall this is a damn nice witbier. All around good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A very enjoyable offering.


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