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


on tap

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RATINGS: 458   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2007
The head died rather quickly on this cloudy, pale straw beer. It’s got a pleasant soft aroma, banana and tart citrus fruits with a touch of spices. The flavor disappoints somewhat - yeasty with sour lemon and wheat malt. Okay for a warm weather drink.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Avatar (84) - Gliwice, POLAND - MAY 29, 2007
0,33 bottle. Hazy white-yellow with medium head, really beautiful. Aroma is fruity, mainly banana - really adorable. Flavour is strongly citric, bit wheaty and bit sour. Palate smooth, very nice mouthfeel. Much enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2007
250 ml bottle. Hazy golden, minor head. Fruit-candy and strong banana aroma. Notes og herbs. Taste is light citric, light wheaty, light sourish. Thin body and sourish mouthfeel. Fair.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10214) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
The head is small on this very pale and hazy wit. Both aroma and flavour are thin, they only have weak notes of fruit and citrus. I would have liked more body, but thirst quenching it is...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15183) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, 5% as Gensch Mannekes Pies. Aroma of citrus, clove, chalk. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. The flavour is dominated by citrus, mostly lemon, along with some clove. High carbonation and good mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5631) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Wheat and spice aroma. Sweet, wheaty flavor. It isn’t complex, but it is spot on for the style, if a little sweet. Cloudy yellow and tall white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9497) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 2/16/2007
Draught at Bishops Arms, Västra Hamngatan, Göteborg.
Served ice cold. Shady grape color, small white head. Lime and pine scent, mixed with some estery banana. Spritzy high CO2 mouthfeel. Sweet somewhat acidic and lemon taste, some Belgian ale and banana taste as well. Low bitterness.

Bottle 75 cl thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on September 18, 2015. BB 29/10/29(?).
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Citrus, banana, clove scent. Herbal, spicy, yeasty taste. Spicy, light cinnamon, some green leaves aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, perhaps a bit low on CO2, very low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Bottle. Hazy blonde with a nice big mostly lasting white head leaving a good lacing. Fruity, yeasty, banana and bit sweet citrus aroma. Flavour of yeast and wheat, banana, plenty of fruitiness, bit sourish. Yeasty fruity finish. Tasty fruity Belgian wheat beer! 13th of May 2008: Also tasted as "Gensch Mannekes Pies" and still a very fruity tasty ale (also 3.6).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 I have had all three verisons of this beer and the best was the texas one. It tasted like cascade was the hop in the texas verison but I know it wasn’t. A little thin but good.Page 112 of Michael Jacksons Great Beer Guide and only 190 out 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2007
bottle.33cl. This is an ok wit, but not on level with hoegaarden, but nice. it lags orange and spice.

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