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

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered in bottle and keg.
Pierre Celis created the original Hoegaarden beer in the early 1960ís. 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.


2.5
   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 (1858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - 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 (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2006
Draught
Hazy blond color. A plain wheat, as usual for Belgians itís 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 (12078) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkenWeasel (224) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2006
Pours opaque and light yelow with a sizeable white head. Smells of grapefruit and pine. Taste is INSANELY citrusy. So much grapefruit taste with lemon mixed in. Hard to taste the wheat grain but it comes through more in the aftertaste with a wheaty flavor finishing off the palate. I donít usually like wheats that much or belgians but this was nice. There was some yeasty flavor (as noted the wheat flavor at the end was accentuated by a yeast touch) but it wasnít too much for my tastes and pretty nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2006
Cloudy bleak yellow body. Lemon, coriander, light malt. Soft flavour, more fruits en more balanced than Hoegaarden. Nice mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8685) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2006
Bottle. High white but quickly disappearing head. Light green body. Aroma lemon and coriander. Flavor of oranges and lemon with a touch of coriander. Fresh and nice with some acidity.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
Cloudy yellow with a huge white head. Banana aroma, some orange. The taste is "hoegaardenlike" but thinner with a tart edge. An o.k. beer but hoegaarden is still better.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lgklotet (432) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2006
Bottle (Monks Cafe Sthlm). Hazy, pale. Buttery aroma.. Spicy. This is goddam one of the best wits Iíve tried. Not the best, but one of the best.


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