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Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (405) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
25 CL bottle, hazy white beer with a small white head, solid white beer, nothing bad to it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (212) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
330ml Bottle. It pours a white (at least I think it was white as it disappeared as soon as i poured it) head over a light amber cloudy body. Its aroma is mostly malts but also has traces of citrus fruits. I see the review that says it has a sour aroma and I can see what they are getting at. It tastes somewhat bitter which passes through carbonation to a citrus and then to malts with a bitter finish. Quite drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (1519) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
This is actually the original Hoegaarden, brewed by master brewer Pierre Celis to capture the taste of his archetypical witbier. It’s deliciously wheaty with coriander, orange and some other spices/fruits. Very nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TET (1430) - FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
A cloudy, light yellow beer with a medium and white head. The nose of wheat, spices, coriander and some lemon. Taste is surprisingly sweet, wheat, spices and some citrusfruits. More spices and less sweetness in the end, that’s a positive. Medium bodied, high carbonation, easy to drink. Too much of sweetness, but anyway, quite nice witbier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frovigalning (2686) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2013
Bottle at a pub in Eindhoven. Very tasty for a wit, nice yeasty and spicy aromas. Very easy to drink.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Holmen1 (1984) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2013
Flaske delt med Kitty på Cafe Blaagaards Apotek: til å være en wit er dette tynne saker. Lite aroma, lite smak og det lille som er, er ute av balanse - en vammel søtlighet.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
swoopjones (5329) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2013
draft at Blue Monk as Ertvelds Wit. slightly cloudy yellow pour, touches of lemon, coriander. Average wit,

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tanazuka (23) - - JUL 11, 2013
Tried a 25cl bottle. Good color but less foam. Thin aroma and thin taste. Palate is not strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R2k2 (292) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2013
Cloudy, somewhat orange colored beer. Full malty, and also somewhat sour aroma with the presence of citrusfruits. It has a bitter taste in the beginning, but the citrus follows up quite quickly. It has a slightly bitter aftertaste. Licht troebel, enigszins oranjekleurig witbier. Vol moutig, zurig aroma met de aanwezigheid van citrusvruchten. De bitterheid komt als eerst naar voren in de smaak, maar dit wordt snel opgevolgd met citrustoetsen. Enige licht bittere nasmaak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (4662) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2013
25cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick white head. Cloudy blond pour. Nice wit beer.


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