slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 28, 2017
Hazy gold. Tastes and smells like a spruced up winter hefe really. Nothing bad but really not a standout either. I'd been hoping for more from Bells. ttoadee (1664) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2017
Cloudy light yellow pour, white head briefly. Nose is bread, spice and citrus. Middle is wheat, unripe banana, some earthy spice. Finish is creamy malt and semi dry. ttutony (949) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2017
Hazy golden color with a white head. Aroma of hefeweizen yeast mainly. Some wheat flavors on the palate with a bit of spice from the yeast. Mostly wit meets a hint of hefeweizen. Poobah (479) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2017
Gold with a thin head and a wheat nose. Well-carbonated with a mild mouthfeel and a citrus, banana, mildly spicy finish. MavDunk (140) - - MAY 14, 2017
Pours a cloudy golden with cream head. Scent is lightly spiced whit beer. Taste is cloves and fruit typical of style but subdued. A very light beer for a whit.
GarrettB (1691) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 13, 2017
December 6, 2014 - Bell’s has a stellar reputation around both its core and special beers, which means when I see a new rank and file beer like the White Ale I have higher expectations than I would for most breweries. I am also keenly interested to see why Bell would brew a lighter beer for the winter months when heavy malt bills crowd the store shelves. It is indeed on the lighter end of the spectrum, but doesn’t have that neon yellow brashness that Hoegaarden has, but instead a murkier, straw colored wheat beer appearance. Light and grainy, the aroma is approachable, with a distinctive wheat scent and some elements borrowed from hefeweizens, like a touch of butter. The flavor is tangier than a hefeweizen though, contrasting with the calm, placidity of the wheat bill. Banana esters sweeten up the flavor mixture too, but it’s that added tang that makes this a memorable brew. I’m still uncertain how this appeals to anyone caught up in a snowstorm or a bleak winter, but outside of seasonal considerations this is a tasty, tangy, light and drinkable brew. balloonbuffoon (747) - - MAR 19, 2017
Paid $4 for a four-pack of 16floz cans. Canned on date indicates 10.05.2017 (shelf life 6 months), Poured into an imperial nonic glass. Smells of phenols like lemon zest and banana peel. Appears a school bus yellow with particles in suspension. This beer is smooth and mild. Clove and straw flavors blend well together and leave a slight sourness. Spring is soon, and this beer is more fitting for that season. Cajun (550) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Bottle - Pours a hazy pale gold with fizzy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, light fruits, mild lemon, some pale wheat malt. Flavors of wheat malt, some cough drop, floral hints, light fruits, with some spices, mild hops in the center and finish. beer_rookie (706) - Arkansas, USA - FEB 24, 2017
12 oz bottle, poured into weizen. Bottled on 10/28/16. No longer winter in Arkansas. So, this is a winter warmer. Warm winter....whatever.HuskerTan (2449) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - FEB 19, 2017
Pours a creamy yellow color. The typical color of "white" beers. Good two finger head. Good retention, good lacing. Pretty cloudy, hazy. Plenty of very fine particulate. Typical of a witbier.
Aroma is yeast and wheat. Sort of wheat baguette aroma. Light banana, white pepper. That’s about all, kinda light.
Taste is yeast, wheat and white pepper. White pepper gives this some spice. Banana is not so present in taste.
Mouthfeel is medium light. Easy drinking. A little bit chalky. A little spicy pepper bitterness in the finish.
Overall, it’s pretty good. Not quite what I expect from a winter warmer. But still pretty good. I wouldn’t buy it again, and I probably wouldn’t recommend it. There’s really nothing spectacular about it.
A- White pepper, cloves, wheat, light fruity esters.
A- Orange color, cloudy liquid, white head.
T- Wheat, clove, coriander, spices, subtle banana, subtle bubblegum.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, balanced finish.
O- I can always appreciate witbiers since they are what got me into craft. That said, this is one of the better ones I have had recently but my palate has just changed too much. Don’t get a ton of fruity esters, especially banana, but there is quite a bit of spice.