overall
77
95
style
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottling
unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 1122   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2005
Thin white head, yellow-amber body. Nose is light sourish banana with wheat and cloves. Flavor is that, plus it brings some citrusy hop presence; a surprise. Makes it more interesting.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBunn (2764) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2008 Bottle. Pours a straw-ish gold color with light haze from wheat. Head is minimal and quickly disappeared. Aroma is strong of grain with some fruit/floral undertones that Iím finding hard to describe. Wheat dominates taste, but there are some citrus flavors and coriander/clove spices that come into play as well. Finish is sweet and spicy. Much more airy and refreshing than many wheat beers, while still having a pretty pronounced flavor to it. I think this has gotten better for 2008.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bigassfish (140) - Naperville/Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2005
Bottle. Pours golden yellow. Light aroma. More citrus flavors as the beer warms.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAR 25, 2005
Bottle straight from my cellar @ 52į. Tasted in NB worthy glass. Tons of yeast in the bottom of the glass that declines to move. Medium golden color with a light white head and steady streams of tiny bubbles rises up. The aroma is wheat and, to a lesser extent, yeast, there are also hints of lemon and maybe green apple? What ever the fruit smell is, it has a tartness to it. This is about as far removed from a typical wheat beer as you could get, while still being a wheat beer. The mouthfeel was the first apparent difference; this beer has a weight and chewability that is not found in the refreshing summer wheat beers. The taste is also not immediately apparent as a wheat beer, initially the flavor is yeasty, bready, and spicy then it morphs into the wheat flavor that ends with a bit of spiciness. This is actually more what I expected the Hoegaarden to taste like after hearing so much about it. Very nice indeed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2005
Bottle. Hazy golden in colour. Aroma was of lemon citrus, yeasty, light hops and some spices. Flavour was of citrus (lemons and oranges), some pears, yeasty with some spices near the back. Medium body, high carbonation. Finishes with a medium spicy bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2005
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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2005
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bigsky66 (148) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2005
Good mixture of the yeasts with wheat. Gives an overall impression of the earth feel to it. Iím a liking bells more and more.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
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......

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2005
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.


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