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


on tap

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RATINGS: 372   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PetetheMeat (621) - Hove, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2004
AKA Celis White. Pale golden, unclear, white weak head. Fruitfull flavour with yeast. Some spices (Coriander, curraway seeds?) Somehat peppery. A sour finish. Soft palate. Overall an ordinary belgian style wheat bear. Nothing special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 29, 2004
Celis white: Hazy light yellow. Nice mixture of sweet, spice and citrus made for a very refreshing belgian wit. Just didn’t live up to my Celis-expectations.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2004
Cloudy yellow pour with decent sized head and nice lacing. Orange and coriander aromas. Light peppery spiciness to it with a nice wheat taste. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - DEC 9, 2003
Very nice pale white creamy head and a hazy yellow body. Nose of hops and citrus. Taste of wheat and citrus and a good sour aftertaste. Close to Hoegaarden, just a little more fresh and sour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DanielBrown (3855) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: APR 3, 2004 One of the best wit beers, especially on tap, but also from the bottle. This has a lilting, complex flavour with distinct toffee notes, and subtle citrus. Soft on the tongue with a long, chalky finish and gentle effervescence. V. nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
radiomgb (2263) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 10, 2003
Lemon-yellow in colour. Aroma of lemons and oranges. Flavour was slightly sweet, some sugar, lemon and oranges again. Finishes fairly light and watery. Thanks to CaptainCougar for throwing this in as an extra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7977) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2003
Very pale yellow, fully hazy; white fluffy head. Nose of chalk, wheat, curaçao, lemongrass. Coriander dominates the taste (the more as it warms up), more lemon than curaçao. Wheat character obvious; very light peppery finish. Light but not empty; refreshing. OK wit - but too much soupy coriander all the same. I just don't dig the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - OCT 17, 2003
Light cloudy blond beer with a medium head. Aroma and taste of tea, citrus and yeast. Refreshing taste but on the light side. Maybe a bit too much flavours added. Ok, but nothing more.
Earlier Rating: 10/17/2003 Total Score: 3.1
Cloudy blond beer with a small head. Strong aroma of tea, yeast, tobacco and citrus. The taste is rather mild with dominating tea and citrus flavours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerslayer (753) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2003
A different tasting Belgian white . Citrus, lemon, and coriander flavor. Finishes dry, tart, and crisp.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29484) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2003
An unclear light yellow beer with a fine head. The aroma fruity and dominated by lemon. The flavor is rather sour and like lemon. In the middle it is a little wheaty flat and sweet. In the end the flavor is slightly acidic wheaty. A very fresh beer. I think the Belgian version is more sour than the American version.

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