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Celis White (Belgian)

Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Witbier
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 432   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Unfiltered in bottle and keg.
Pierre Celis created the original Hoegaarden beer in the early 1960’s. Interbrew-Labatt bought the brand and the brewery in the 1980's. Pierre Celis formed a new brewery in Austin Texas, brewing the same beer but under the brand name Celis White. Miller bought the Celis brewery and the Celis White brand-name in 1996. The brewery closed in 2000. In late 2002 Michigan Brewing bought the Celis White brand from Miller. Brouwerij Van Steenberge is now brewing the original Pierre Celis White under the brand-name Celis White in Europe and Ertveld's Wit in North America.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (492) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is hazy yellow colored and has a small and stable white head, with average carbonation. The aroma is yeast, a lot of spices (coriander like) and citrus notes (oranges and a little lemon). The taste is medium bodied and a little creamy. Nices notes of oranges and a nice spicy bitterness in the end. The finish is dry and a little spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hrc_Cro (314) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 25, 2015
0.5l draught. Cloudy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, coriander and wheat. Taste is sweet, bitter and little sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FireGlider (292) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2015 At Craft Room Zagreb. Cloudy yellow color with small head. Strong coriander aroma. Sweet taste. Strong body with dominant coriander aroma. Unusual witbier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
FraekkeFyr87 (197) - - OCT 12, 2015
The aroma is full of hops, citrus, wheat and malt. The color is pale golden. The taste is full of hops, citrus, sugar, wheat and malt. A really nice beer. Very reminiscent of Hoegaarden but it’s the same brewer so it makes good sense. Targeted for the American market.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PlutonowyMan (215) - POLAND - SEP 28, 2015
Kolor: jasno ?ó?ty, s?omkowy, m?tny. Pod spor?, bia?? pian? widoczna m?tna zawiesina, leniwie opadaj?ca w dó?. Aromat jest wybitnie s?aby, tak naprawd? czu? tylko pszenic?, dopiero w czasie konsumpcji do nozdrzy dociera delikatny zapach skórki cytrynowej. Smak: tutaj podobnie jak w aromacie, przede wszystkim pszenica i dopiero "g??biej" bardzo delikatnie skórka cytrynowa z charakterystyczn? oleisto?ci?. Goryczka minimalna, cytrusowa. Wysycenie ?rednie bardzo fajne. Alkohol niewyczuwalny. Piwo bardzo przyjemne, cho? mo?e zaskakiwa? delikatno?? aromatu i smaku. Jako piwo orze?wiaj?ce sprawdza si? idealnie. Co mnie zaskoczy?o to konsystencja, kremowa, pe?na i g?sta.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ronaldtheriot (1597) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Celis White has a thick, white head, a murky, yellow appearance, lots of powdery sediment throughout, and thin lacing left on the glass. Once the caked sediment is swished and poured in, this beer clouds up, considerably. The aroma is of sweet, white bread, coriander, banana, and other spices. Taste is of those elements, with bubble gum and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Celis White finishes dry and easy going. RJT

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (2476) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle, bottled on December 23, 2014 poured into a glass. Hazy pale golden with small white head. Aroma is esters and light coriander, medium body, low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is esters and some coriander. A little past its prime, but just okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zlotta (573) - Amstelveen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
0.25 l bottle from Drankenservice Francoise, bottled in june 2015. Hazy, straw yellow with a thin, creamy, almost stable, white head. Intense, fruity-spicy aroma of peach, banana, coriander, vanillin and orange sticks. Sweetish, fruity-spicy taste of peach, banana, orange sticks, vanillin and coriander, followed by a minimally sourish, little bitter, smooth and yeasty finish. Thin to medium body, very smooth mouthfeel, average carbonation. Very aromatic although a bit artificial. Rather unique, but definitely in my favour. Nice!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DwarfeD (1918) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - SEP 2, 2015
25cl bottle at home. Hazy yellow with a medium white soapy head. Light to medium body with moderate carbonation. Quite sweet with a light bitter taste. Citrus, wheat, orange peel and yeast. An ok witbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rouhlas (1716) - GREECE - AUG 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Light hazy golden color with white head. Yeasty and malty aroma, spicy, citrusy fruity, bready. Sweet and light bitter taste. Medium oily body with soft to average carbonation.

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