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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: 349   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUN 9, 2003
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Slightly cloudy, yellow with thick billowy white head. Peppery, lemony nose. A bit watery at first. Peppery and a bit fruity in the middle with a dry and fizzy end. 6/30/03:Six months later this seems more orange flavored and lighter spiced. Much better than earlier.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 5, 2003
A quite attractive light lemon yellow color that is a bit occluded, personable bright white head that is spumous in texture, the lace a satiny sheet to conceal the glass. Lemon like aroma, crisp, clean, somewhat sweet also, a real pleasure to the nose and the eyes, start is lightly sweet, top is light to moderate in its feel to the palate. Finish has a stinging acidity, tart, hops are spicy and delightful in their presence, very dry aftertaste. A nice palate pleasing beer for us “Desert Rats”.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerRunner (144) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 2, 2003
Delicious, lemony, coriander flavor. I like this beer very much. An excellent beer for a hot day. No, it's not complex, but Witbier's generally are not.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 29, 2003
Cloudy light golden with a large pillowy fizzing head. Weak coriander and citrus aroma. Body is watery and still with a mellow lemonade flavor profile. Not very complex, but is a good refresher for a hot summer day.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4176) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2003
Standard Belgian wheat beer appearance, with a citric and nutmeg aroma. Refreshing citric tinged flavour with a hint of bitterness. A very good Belgian wheatbeer overall.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
diabel (1590) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAY 23, 2003
White ale, but to me, it has a litlle bit a watery-colour, although it has a nice white head. It has a typical Witbier-aroma (like Hoegaarden), it smells like some kind of soda. It has even the typical (quite disgusting) flavour of the Hoegaarden beer. The difference between this-one and Hoegaarden is very small.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2003
This beer has a light yellow body - hue with a sweet initial flavor and a light body.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hansen (6199) - Assentoft, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2003
Perhaps a great beer, but the one I got was sour (lactic). It was precisely like danish "koldskål". Funny thing.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 16, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2005 Bottle. Bout time for an updtae here. I remember loving this stuf when i first started out beer hunting. I find it a bit average nowadays. Coriander, citrus, light bodied, refreshing and easy to drink. But not as special as i remember.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
karsten (240) - odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2003
Fruity, citrus and very refreshing. Though a rather weak finish.


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