KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. The pour was a hazy yellow with and orange/brown hue and a large (2-3 finger) white fizzy head that quickly diminished, down to a thin puddled film with a medium collar and had fair spotty lacing.
The aroma was of a light grain malt and a funky Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange) and coriander.
The taste was lightly sweet and very yeasty with a bold citrus presence throughout, with the finish having a slightly bitter citrus peel bite along with a hint of spice towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration proceeding the swallow, with a light spicy bitterness left behind.
Mouthfeel was light in body and dry in texture with a mildly soft carbonation.
Overall this was a pretty tasty Witbier that had a lot of citrus flavor, which worked very well with the funky spicy yeast taste...
mjmoen (362) - - JAN 22, 2017
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
B. Pours a clear straw color with white head. Very drinkable, would like a little more flavor
eRock_2013 (422) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2017
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Well not sure what qualifies this as a "winter" ale, rather comes across as a standard Belgian-esque witbier, pours a thoroughly hazy straw orange color, white foamy head and respectable fresh lacing. Aroma of clove and other yeasty notes, flavor follows as lemon-zest and clove yeast and a bit of light malt, maybe a hint of warm spices but you would have to really look for it. Relatively mild flavor intensity, smooth medium palate. Overall underwhelming for Bellís, not bad but not too exceptional.
freekyp (2023) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can version through Fizzics. A straight ahead Belgian wit with all the expected components. Pours cloudy light orange with a thick frothy white cap that slides down the sides if the glass in thick meringue dollops. Light tart and lemony with lots of coriander and clove notes. Smooth pillowy body. Aroma is very musty with apparent orange rind and yeasty phenols.
ehaak26 (255) - - JAN 12, 2017
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pint night at Pazzoís. I love Bellís but Iím definitely not a wit fan. Aroma was yeast and straw.
uckelman (712) - Durham, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy yellow. White head. Aroma is banana, cloves. Medium-heavy body. Pretty foamy in the mouth. Not bad, but Iím not feeling it as a _winter_ beer.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - DEC 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Clear golden with white head. Peppery clove, light fruit, earthy sulfer aromas. Medium bodied. Nice fruity, peppery, phenol flavors with wheat bread, herbs___tasty.
ads135 (4319) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 31, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty decent white ale. A lot of banana and clove. The spices arenít too overwhelming, just surprised this was the winter seasonal. Would be great in the summer too. Tried with the parents in 2016.
oobawa (802) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 26, 2016
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
First mostly undrinkable beer Iíve tasted from Bellís, but man is this thing wretched. Flat and head-free despite its spicy Belgian carbonation, Winter White starts bittersweet but quickly heads in the wrong direction, stacking your average bananaclove hefe notes on top of a unpleasant cloy corn sweetness. Finishes spiky and saccharine where it should be smooth and dry. Rough goings, to say the least.
coldbrewky (1730) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - DEC 24, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Also on draft at Enzoís with lunch. Lighter than I had expected. Nice coriander and spice tone. slight hazy yellow with a coriander and clove nose. Enjoyable...
daigoon (183) - - DEC 21, 2016
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
355 ml bottle.
Hazy yellow with lasting white head, some sediments. Mostly yeasty taste.