Bell's Winter White
Ale brewed by Bell's Brewery - Galesburg, Michigan
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.
Beer Review by
Appearance: Pours a cloudy to hazy light to medium golden yellow in
color with some light amounts of orange highlights and moderate
amount of gentle visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall
white head that slowly reduces to a small patch of medium sized
bubbles, a very thin film covering almost the entire surface of the
beer, and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate
amounts of lacing are observed.
Aroma: Moderate aromas of wheat with light to moderate notes of
citrus and spices (mostly coriander). Very subtle notes of
Taste: Light to moderate flavors of wheat with just a touch of
bready malts. Lightly sweet with notes of coriander and citrus
(specifically orange peel). Almost a touch of lemon pepper in the
finish and banana/clove.
Mouthfeel: Light bodied with light to moderate amounts of
Overall: Easy to drink and enjoyable - light in mouthfeel and with
pleasant flavors and aromas. Definitely able to be a session beer.
Some aspects of a hefeweizen in addition to the traditional witbier
Bell's Brewery, Inc. began in 1985 with a quest for better beer and
a 15 gallon soup kettle. Since then, we've grown into a regional
craft brewery that employs more than 100 people over an 18 state
area. The dedication to brewing flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft
beers that started in 1985 is still with us today. We currently brew
over 20 beers for distribution as well as many other small batch
beers that are served at our pub in Kalamazoo. Our ongoing goal is
to brew thoughtfully, creatively and artistically. We strive to
bring an authentic and pleasant experience to all of our customers
through our unique ales and beers.
The Eccentric Cafe
On June 11, 1993, Bell's Brewery, Inc. became the first Michigan
brewery to serve beer by the glass to the public. The Eccentric Cafe
offers customers a chance to taste many of our well known beers, as
well as small batch brews that are not distributed outside of the
pub. Visitors enjoy its warm atmosphere and spacious beer garden.
The Eccentric Cafe also features interesting food, an extensive
collection of art and ephemera, and live music Thursdays through
Saturdays. The Eccentric Cafe's entertainment schedule can be found
here or by calling 269-382-2332.
The Eccentric Cafe underwent a significant expansion and officially
reopened March 28, 2011. The core of the $3 million project is a
new, dedicated music venue in what used to be a warehouse and now
hosts musicians from across the country. Eight additional tap
handles were added, bringing our current draft selection to 20. The
restrooms were expanded and additional seating options were also
part of the renovations in addition to a transformed Beer Garden,
new patio and a new entry way.