Bell’s Winter White Ale

12 oz single from Hop Cty, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Pour is a surprisingly ORANGE color which the requisite hazed body. Color definitely forms a distinct orange (rather than yellow color that is often the case in Wits). Head is surprisingly disappointing and poorly retained for the style. As a result lace is minimal. Normally one can expect a really decent, rocky, white cap on Wit’s but this one does not deliver very well in that department.
Fruity and lightly acidic nose and tastes rather than spice based. The tangerine notes come through quite strong and the fruit builds as the beer warms slightly. The relative lack of spice is surprisingly, and is largely replaced by serious fruits. I like it, but it seems a touch atypical for the style.
Very drinkable and light in the mouth.
I enjoyed this very much, found it refreshing and sharp/tart, but it seemed low on spice which may disappoint so when they consider the style. All in all it didn’t matter to me, so I still rate this beer as a decent Wit, IF a little at the edges of the style.

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11/17/2009
Style:
Witbier
Format:
bottle
ABV: 5.0 %
Appearance: 3.5
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4
Overall: 4
Total: 3.98
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