Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 370   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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (10275) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JAN 12, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2008 Buttery yoghurtaroma. Yoghurt and fresh cheese flavors, with grapes and citrus. A clear rancid butter flavor. What has gone wrong with this beer? TRe-rate, tap Café De Nieuwe Roos Ootmarsum: Grape juice and coreander aroma and flavor. Fairly dry and fruity, with just a bit of citrus. Rather herbal and thin. (6 3 7 3 12 = 3.1) Bottle, bought as Witte van Steenberge> Butter and traubenzucker in the aroma. Sweetish flavor with traubenzucker and citrus. Rather thin. Butter in the aftertaste. Decent, nothing more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2002
UPDATED: APR 15, 2007 Very refreshing white. Citrus and koriander, also a bit spicy. Watery and sour finish. Excellent summer beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skortila (4537) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 5, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2004 Refreshing sour (in a possitive way sour), little citrus-like. I guess this is the most refreshing beer I had this summer.
Rerate. Spicy, wheaty and more citrus aroma. Taste is refreshing, mostly citrus soem spices and wheat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2002
UPDATED: APR 12, 2005 Beautiful pale cloudy colour and nice white head. Extremely odd aroma of sour yoghurt!! Maybe I got a bad bottle?!? Flavour is very sourish too. Rerate: Terrible acidic aroma of buttermilk! Flavour is very refreshing and delicately spiced (cloves). Still, I would prefer less acidity and more fruitiness. Second rerate: The beer is a lot more refreshing and enjoyable on tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
madsberg (10241) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2002
A great head tops the dizzy beer. The aroma is spicy, with banana and citrus notes. The flavour is a bit overwhelming and one of them is enogh. Its citrus and banana dominate the taste, but notes of other spices as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
caesar (5185) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2002
I guess this is the same as the normal Celis White, only then brewed in Belgium. Still this is one of my favorite belgian whites, with its fresh taste of citrus and koriander. Bit more sour, what makes it certainly better than the Hoegaarden White.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5658) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAY 15, 2002
Looks and aroma are as they should be. The palate struck me as a little weak compared to a Hoegaarden and there was a bit too much spice/coriander in it for my taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 11, 2002
White beer is hard enough to find around here. When I had the chance to taste the Belgian Celis (I dearly miss the Austin, TX version), I jumped at it. It didn’t disappoint me. Still a great white beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 2, 2001
A light white.

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