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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 460   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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.


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.

3.3
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7727) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Yellow colour, rather cloudy, with rocky white head. Fruity nose with banana, vanilla and ... custard? Fruity taste with the same notes of banana, vanilla and custard mingling with citrus (mandarin, lemon) and notes of Wrigleys Juicy Fruit. Rather sweet, more fruity than spicy. Easy to drink, but actually quite tasty. Very summery (although this is february and the snow is falling down). On the philosophic side: a begian beer style brewed in Belgium for an American brewery. That would make this a Belgian American Belgian white?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (7999) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Pale, clearish haze with a thin creamy head. Large, visible pip-like pieces of sediment. Pineapple sweetness and a sour tang of citrussy lemon. A potent dose of coriander followed by some lovely biscuity notes long after the swallow. Very fruity and very wheaty. A refreshingly tangy Wit. (Re-rate) A dusting of clove. Bittersweet, slightly sickly Witbier sodden with estery banana fruitiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15435) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
Hazy unclear pale yellow. Aroma and taste of yeast, wheat & citrus. Little lemon & spice - coriander. Dry slight bitter finish. Funky fresh! . Very pleasant & drinkable. Good Belgium Witbier.

2.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
grease (42) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
From 2002. I was excited to find this after being introduced to this beer in Texas during college. My disappointment in this was great. The aroma and flavor were dominated by a level of diacteyl rarely encountered in beer, commercial or homebrew. The extreme butterscotch aroma and flavor overpowered the obvious nice formulation of ingredients underneath. I hope this was a batch issue and not a consistency in the Belgian production of this once-great beer.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Tranquillity (1775) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2006
Draught. Summer, lemon and soap in the aroma, but not in a bad way. A bit more yellow than Hoegarden. Taste of flowers, with a very long finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (18598) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Draught
Hazy blond color. A plain wheat, as usual for Belgians it’s quite good, most of all maltier, and the malt is crispy.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2006
Cloudy yellow. Very nice fruity aroma, citrus and a bit coriander. Very wheaty, grainy taste. Much citrus in the flavor too. Overall a very nice white, but it could use a little less citrus.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
thewolf (11989) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2006
Muddy pale yellow with big white head. Aroma of banana, apples. A bit thin in palate - otherwise a prime excample of its kind.


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