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


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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4677) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 5, 2005
(Draught@Vltava, Helsinki, labeled Celis White) Opaque yellow-straw color with a small, lacy head. Very lemony, quite spicy, somewhat sweet aroma. Nicely peppery-spicy, fruity-lemony acidic flavor. Light-bodied, very refreshing but slightly thin, quite carbonated and crisp palate. A decent, refreshing witbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartijnVV (33) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2005
it is ia nice rough beer to drink. It tempts although it resists. Pretty taste afterwarts, sometimes bitter while drinking. A bit sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
maeib (8750) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2005
Bottled. A hazy light green/gold coloured beer with minimal head. The aroma is quite sour wheaty, lemony and medicinal. The taste is also on the sour side with rather thin lemony notes. An average wit needing that creamy full texture that others enjoy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (20689) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2005
Bottled Clear pale golden, rich head. Fresh, orangey nose. Light bodied and medium sweet. Fairly simple, but very refreshing. A very good wit!

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 7, 2004
Just had this at the Copenhagen Beer Marathon. Light hazy golden color, light fruity aroma and taste, light body, light sour finish. Boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2004
Draft at de Garre in Brugge, Belgium. Appearance was uncarbonated and cloudy with a yellow hue. Fair lacing. Malty, banana, spicy and clove. Spicy, malty and banana flavor. Mouthfeel was somewhat tingly. Medium bodied beer.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thedm (5034) - Fort Wayne, USA - OCT 9, 2004
The DM & Hotstuff’s European Honeymoon trip beer number 33. This bottled brew from the De Garre pub in Brugge poured a small head of white colored diminished but long lasting finely sized bubbles that left behind a cloudy dark white yellow colored body and a good lacing. The aroma was mildly malted and almost non-existent. The mouth feel was tingly and hoppy with a fruit bite in the otherwise clean finish. The flavor contained notes of mild white malts and coriander with a fruity mild banana note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2004
Hazy Bright Yellow. Suprising, strong and spiced nose. The coriander was the most prominent, a blend of sweet and bitter, but also notes of butter toffee, orange, citrus fruits and have phenols. Very phonolic in its flavor. Strong spices (coriander, orange peel) with hints of citrus fruits and caramel. Well balanced. This was a good one and great for the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5497) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Draft at Staminee de Garre. Named De Witte van Celis. Hazy, light tangerine colored blond. Medium white head. Spicy, citrusy aroma with wheat, and yeast backbone. Taste is citrus, coriander, wheat yeast and some floral flavors. Body is spicy with lively carbonation. Finishes well with citrus (lemon) and more spices.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - SEP 19, 2004
(Draught) Pale yellow, hazy, nice white head. Aroma of coriander, wheat flour, citrus skin. Taste is coriander again, "wheaty" charachter, weak sourness finish. Light body.

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