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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
TBone (13239) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 25, 2005
Draught as Celis White
Pale lemon yellow, small creamy white head. Yeasty, wheat aroma. Also in the flavor sweetish yeast dominates. Medium-bodied. Crisp, uninteresting "bulk" witbier.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (693) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 15, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2005 A beer with almost no body. A citrus-like flavour, but there are better Belgian white beers available. This is indeed a very quenching beer. (Bottle 25cl)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Otje (678) - Veendam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2005
labeled as "celis white". fruity witbier with lots of spices. lightyellow hazy beer(see picture). fresh citrus taste with koriander and other spices(meaty?). full all rounded palate, light bodied. i remember Hoegaarden wit used to be like this years ago. very nice!

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
schuimkroaat (424) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2005
What a mess. RateBeer says ’Ertvelds Wit’. The label says ’Gensch Mannekes Pies’. And if you peel it off, there’s another label underneath which says ’Celis White’. Ahm... 25 cl bottle, bottled/bbe? Very pale, straw coloured, little sparkle, weak head leaving fine lace. Spiced aroma, citrus peel, but also some a bit weird spiciness which is also present in de Witte Lambiek of Timmermans; there’s malt in the nose, too. Lemony and sourish flavour with a gentle hop finish. Thin palate.

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 (25076) - 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 (5174) - 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 (21363) - 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 (4673) - 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.


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