Bells Winter White Ale

Pretty excited about anything from Bell’s, home of two of my favorite beers, Two Hearted Ale as well as Hopslam.  Here comes Winter White Ale strait out of Michigan (sorry for the blurry pic).

Here’s the commercial description:

Winter White Ale – Taking its cues from Belgian-style white ales, Bell’s Winter White Ale offers a lighter yet abundantly flavorful alternative to the traditional heavy winter warmers. Fermented with a Belgian ale yeast, this blend of barley & wheat malts yields a mixture of clove and fruity aromas, all without the use of any spices. Deliberately brewed to retain a cloudy appearance, Bell’s Winter White Ale is a beer for embracing winter.

A – Pours hazy golden hue with little to no carbonation.

S – Smells malty with a hint of spice. Maybe some orange zest. Coriander might be present.

T – On the lines with a Belgium ale (wrote before I read the commercial description), this white ale has hints of malt and orange. Not too deep of a flavor. Flavor profile is similar to a wheat ale.

M – Pretty light, finishes clean.  Carbonation is higher than the head would lead you to believe.

D – It’s ok,not really what I think of when I think of a winter ale. Probably won’t seek this out again.

Its a C+.

Poured into a snifter (RIP great lakes snifter) from a 12oz bottle.

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