kermis (9052) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, big herbal notes, dough, plastercine and light citrus notes. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.
cyano22 (25) - SOUTH KOREA - MAR 9, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This didnít last long, but I managed to save the final bottle for review. This 12 ounce bottle has no freshness date, alas. Nevertheless, into my lovely Tripel Karmeliet glass it goes!
A. Purty! Huge, 3 inch white head is quite foamy and dies quick, leaving tons of succulent looking white lace... could hardly ask for better. The beer itself is a mildly unfiltered dull, bubbly yellow.
S. Bold. Really reminds me of La Fin Du Monde, minus that Unibroue yeast... loads of wheat, lemon, coriander, crisp honey-apple sweetness and just a hint of pepper. Classic and tight, nothing wrong here at all. Maybe a touch too sharp? But thatís quibbling.
F. Classic Witbier here - honestly one of the best Iíve had from any country. Starts off thin (refreshing) and crisp, but not too sharp - the wheat softens it I think. Then a rush of gentle, yet insistent sweetness, tempered by a good dose of lemon-orange spritz. It is important to note that this is not really sour per se, nor acidic, but it does have that citrus and lingering sour finish. Otherwise, a good amount of coriander is present here, and a green apple ester (no apple sweetness) along with just a smudge of sulfur. The whole experience is drastically refreshing.
M / O. The finish on Celis White is soft, with an extremely long, lingering lemon-esque note and some white bread dough. The carbonation is equally soft / light, I personally would prefer a bit more... but that said, one could hardly ask for a better Belgian-style summer beer. This is both to style and excellent, and right up there with Allagash White for contention as the best Belgian Wit Iíve had out of my home country. In fact I feel like I prefer this to Allagash... guess Iíd better acquire some more and find out, huh?
xfire73 (70) - - FEB 28, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy golden yellow color, short head retention
major aroma of honey and spices
also weak orange/citrusy aroma as well
flavor of lemon, sourness with light honey taste
dry finish with high carbonation
LLaurin (211) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
75 cl bottle from Belgoklubben. Pours hazy and whiteish with a short small head. Nice fruity taste with some malty and wheat in the palate. Light and refreshing and typical wit style.
Hermod (5455) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
25cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Lovely spicy, typical witbier aroma, some coriander, lime and citrusy notes. Flavor has orange peel, lime and coriander. Spicy finish with some orange peel notes lingering. Also some light soury wheat in there. Light and refreshing.
prawlie (1433) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beerhawk. Light and easy to drink - I found this to be a sweeter Hoegaarden, and not as good as the íoriginalí. Pleasant enough but Iíd drink Hoegaarden instead.
bonkiedeaap (565) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Hrc_Cro (369) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 25, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0.5l draught. Cloudy yellow color with small white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, coriander and wheat. Taste is sweet, bitter and little sour.
FireGlider (369) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
FraekkeFyr87 (249) - - OCT 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
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 itís the same brewer so it makes good sense. Targeted for the American market.