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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: 388   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered in bottle and keg.
Pierre Celis created the original Hoegaarden beer in the early 1960s. 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.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 17, 2003
At the Palace Hotel in Poperinge - Slight diacetly in aroma. A bit light in body, flavors not as full as they used to be.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 4, 2003
Pale cloudy straw colour with a sweet vinegar aroma. Biscuits, vinegar, sugar and coconut milk make up the rather soft palate, not really interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 1, 2003
Wow, orange peel and apple aroma. Very refreshing with something new that works just fine. Light, slightly tart with soft flavour of banana. Yeasty, very delicious beer. Gentle and skillfully crafted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
A wonderful wit with a little twist - pungeancy. Colour is straw coloured and turbid with a thick white head. Corriander notes in the nose and I think sweet orange peels. Lightly hopped and somewhat tart and thirst quenching. Some vanilla notes. Ironically, this Celis is brewed by Hoegaarden in Belgium.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hoppygrrrl (104) - Albion, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2003
A cloud of perfect foam resting on a lovely frosted grey yellow expanse. Beautiful flavor - strong coriander, orange, tangy and spicy. Subtle yet with strength. A truly fine beer. Highly recommended!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łdż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2003
RBSG2003. Wow, I liked this! Super orangey -- peel, fruit and all -- in aroma and somewhat in flavor. A lot of coriander, no pepper, a bit salty (!), delicious! Very light yellow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jskendzel (602) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 23, 2003
Cloudy and very lightly yellow. Little head. Very citrusy, almost like sprite and oj. Very refreshing though. Thin.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2003
One of the best Wits that I have ever had, although I'm not big on white beer fan in general. I poured it ice cold, and I think that in this case, that is the best way to serve it.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jaymobrown (1709) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2003
Big head on a couldy yellow colored body. Wheat lemon nose -- a lot like Pledge. Sugary sweet flavor -- a bit tart and tangy. Mouthfeel is like fizzy water.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeM500 (1906) - 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.


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