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.