bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice white beer with citrus and yeasty flavors and aromas. a slight hint of spice as well. im not a white beer fan but this one wasnt bad.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Wawood for sending the Winter White!
Pours a hazy golden body and a fatty white headÖ lacing all over the place. The aroma and flavor offer up a light yeastiness beside some biscuity and buttery malts. (sorry for adding ďyĒs to everything) There is a pleasant lemon and navel orange citrus presenceÖ maybe a bit peppery along with a hint of clove. I like this very much. A sensational and authentic Belgian Witt.
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good mixture of the yeasts with wheat. Gives an overall impression of the earth feel to it. Iím a liking bells more and more.
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Easy drinking and weird. Weird aroma and flavor. Weird because this IS NOT a winter ale, Bellís should just junk their 2nd rate Oberon and make this their summer wheat/wit. Good....weird...stuff......
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2005 2005 bottle, consumed December 2005.
Much more credit is due to this one than my original rating of 2.9. Iím guessing itís a case of drinking it when itís fresh, but itís quite possible that the latest batch is that much better. Poured the yeast and kicked it up a notch, filling the tumbler as a muted, hazy yellow. Sweet sugary esters grace the nose, spritsed with lemon vibes and cloves. Bananas, sweet lemons, cloves and pepper deliver as the nose would lead us to expect. Ample effervescence and expertly balanced. Bells comes full circle with this and I enjoyed it very much this time around.
2004 bottle, consumed March 2005.
Color is a bright, yellow glow. Sweet and sour smell, coupled with yeast and bananas. Taste is light, slick and thin. Bananas and sugary lemons come to the forefront. Fairly mediocre.
OKBeer (1171) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAR 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy Slikwily via IPFreely and Mr_Kimchee! Very cloudy dishwater golden colour with a thin diminishing fizzy white head. Coriander, wheat malt, light lemon, and I think I caught some banana as well in the aroma. Lemon, coriander, and light bread flavours with a tangy and lightly bitter finish. Light to medium bodied, refreshing and quaffable. A winter beer, though? I think Iíd prefer this as a lawnmower beer rather than a snowblower!
balke13 (156) - MIssoula, Montana, USA - MAR 14, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a straw yellow color with a medium sized fluffy white head. Bananas and clove dominate the nose and are also the main flavors as well...although a bit watered down. Missing the spicy tingle of other Belgian Whites I have so enjoyed. Plenty of other Witbiers around that are far better.
barleyandmalt (25) - USA - MAR 12, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Slight deviation from the standard weizen. Cleaner, yet not as refreshing. A bit dull
tbarnette (105) - Allen Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2005
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ale is not my favorite brew, but if I were to drink Ale, I would occasionally drink Aleís Winter White Ale.
Cobra (1100) - - MAR 7, 2005
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Cloves & phenolics. Thatís all there is to this rotten ass beer. Aromas of band-aids, tastes are of cloves. Nasty, just plain nasty. Go back to the drawing board, Bells.