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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: 361   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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2005
Too bad Celis left Texas... Pours a rich, cloudy gold. Hints of orange and lemon in the nose, and the taste is an extension, with a smidgen of malt thrown in. Mouthfeel is lush, and seems to coat the mouth. A very enjoyable beer.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Paleish yellow, with a very white, rather small head. Nice citrusy touches and a soft tartness. But nice and rounded with lots of flavours. Almost no body and no bitternes either. But quenching indeed. 181096

(Bottle 25 cl) As "Gensch Mannekes Pies" 4/2/5/2/9=2,2 291005

1.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2005
All in all this beer is simply too sweet for me. Aroma and appearance is ok, but the flavor...

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (20245) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 1, 2005
Bottled as Celis White. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. Aroma of wheat and sweet malt. A bit sour, wheaty and malty flavour. Not much aftertaste. Oily palate.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
(Draught@Vltava, Helsinki, labeled Celis White) Opaque yellow-straw color with a small, lacy head. Very lemony, quite spicy, somewhat sweet aroma. Nicely peppery-spicy, fruity-lemony acidic flavor. Light-bodied, very refreshing but slightly thin, quite carbonated and crisp palate. A decent, refreshing witbier.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartijnVV (33) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2005
it is ia nice rough beer to drink. It tempts although it resists. Pretty taste afterwarts, sometimes bitter while drinking. A bit sweet.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8611) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottled. A hazy light green/gold coloured beer with minimal head. The aroma is quite sour wheaty, lemony and medicinal. The taste is also on the sour side with rather thin lemony notes. An average wit needing that creamy full texture that others enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (19225) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled Clear pale golden, rich head. Fresh, orangey nose. Light bodied and medium sweet. Fairly simple, but very refreshing. A very good wit!

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
Just had this at the Copenhagen Beer Marathon. Light hazy golden color, light fruity aroma and taste, light body, light sour finish. Boring.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Draft at de Garre in Brugge, Belgium. Appearance was uncarbonated and cloudy with a yellow hue. Fair lacing. Malty, banana, spicy and clove. Spicy, malty and banana flavor. Mouthfeel was somewhat tingly. Medium bodied beer.


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