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RATINGS: 1118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2883) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2012
pours a cloudy gold with slight carbonation. Silky 1/2" Head reduces to lacing. Nose of spice and light malt. Taste is well balanced battle between spice, wheat, and yeast. Rated via BeerBuddy


3.8
tonyreynes (12) - - DEC 16, 2017
Pours dark golden and looks unfiltered it has a light quick late to it. The nose is very pretty with a hint of coriander and close. Taste follows aroma it felt a little sweet and very smooth. It had a quick finish with no aftertaste a very light easy drinking beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
brownaler (713) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2017
A bit of marshmallow and a spruce backbone with a hop tinge. Finish is lemon and honey.

2.9
brandon1989 (705) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - DEC 11, 2017
Pours a hazy golden orange color with lots of sediment floating throughout. There is a three finger off white head that left some nice lacing around the glass. The aroma is mostly clove, all spice, some banana. The flavor is banana, bubble gum, some faint spices.

3.2
wombat23 (1838) - Texas, USA - DEC 6, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours cloudy yellow with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, spice, clove notes. Taste follows nose with hints of coriander and banana.

3.3
slowrunner77 (13004) - 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.

3.5
ttoadee (1608) - 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.

3.5
ttutony (945) - 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.

3.4
Poobah (474) - 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.

3.5
MavDunk (126) - - 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.

3.4
GarrettB (1665) - 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.


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