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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2006
Hazy pale orange/yellow with a thick white head. Spicy, banana-ish, clove nose with some hints of almond and sugar. Quite full bodied flavour, with some notes of wheat.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAY 22, 2006
Light citrus, a little spice, refreshing brew, Very fresh. bought in luxembourg.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2006
On draught at De Garre. Tell a good Belgian that America produces good beer too and they’ll tell you that it’s produced by Pierre Celis. While that certainly is not the width and breadth of great American brewing, it is true that the originator of Hoegaarden knows what he is doing. Light, crisp, refreshing, dominated with citrus flavor - especially lemon. Creamy texture bumps this one past a standard Wit.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
saxo (14457) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 13, 2006
Bottle. Nice white head with good duration. Color is a hazy yellow. Aroma is dominated by citrus. Taste is fruit and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (18915) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2006
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a big white head. Spicy fruity wheat aroma with some hints of coriander. Fruity malty flavor with hints of yeast and coriander. Long aftertaste of coriander.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - APR 23, 2006
Draught at Old Bricks Inn, Jyväskylä. Hazy yellow-brown color with thick head. The aroma is fruity, acidic and spicy with coriander. Soft and full on the palate, very good balance between graininess, spiciness and acidity. Finishes with tickling spiciness. Previously I haven’t valued this beer so much, but now it was very tasty!

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olek (26) - København N, DENMARK - APR 9, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 On draft at Den Tatoverede Enke, Copenhagen. A nice and spice wit with lots of coriander. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a big white head, that disappears quickly. Taste is citrus and a lot of coriander.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2006
Draught at Den Tatoverede Enke, RBESG Pub Crawl, August 2005. Hazy yellow colour, as expected. Odd aroma. I picked up some sweaty socks as well the usual spicy wheat. Also noted some diacetyl. Which is odd as, looking at others ratings at the same time, nobody else seems to have picked that up. Frankly I thought there was something wrong with it. Or perhaps after the excesses of the RBESG tasting the night before something strange had happened to my tastebuds. Anyway, o the day, I wasn’t impressed at all.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
harrisoni (14856) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2006
Bottle from Dorstvlegel, Antwerp. Cloudy green gold colour with thin white head. Slightly sour, lemon, herb, sour/stale aroma. Better in mouth though. In fact wonderful in mouth and finish. Mouth feel is astonishing, lemon and spice are stunning. Fun beer and puts a smile on your face.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
smcd (366) - USA - MAR 8, 2006
A drinkable, but ultimately unremarkable witbier. Notes of orange and spice on the nose and in the beer. Your standard wit.


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