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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VinegarStroke (270) - Napa, California, USA - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle: Tasted some time in the late 90’s or early 2000’s. Purchased at Roseville in Sydney. Still remember vividly to this day. Remember thinking that it was far better than Hoogaarden. Haven’t been able to find it for year and then read about it in a blog last week. Pale. Cloudy. Great head. Very fresh fine aromas. Citrus, spice, blossom and malt. Dry, slight sour edge and just perceivable bitterness. The palate was very long and fine. Drier than most wheat beers and much more refreshing. Layers of complexity. This is the stuff of legend.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kraddel (2955) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 19, 2013
Horeca 2013 Pours fuzzy light yelliw small white foam Smell is coreander and lemon Taste is rather sweet , a bit spiced . Nice

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CPH2200 (288) - DENMARK - OCT 30, 2013
25 cl bottle 5.0% abv. Murdy pale colour. Aroma with fruit and flowers. Taste has more acidity than hoegaarden wit. Also orange peel and flowery notes. Good but not great.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (598) - - OCT 30, 2013
Nice head/body color contrast, almost like a perfect fried egg. Banana bread aroma. Lemony banana flavor, cake, creamy finish. Not overly complex but a quite refreshing and enjoyable Belgian white.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
OllieBBommel (1058) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle@home, 33cl. Head: off-white foam. Colour: misty golden. Aroma: lemon, orange. Taste: coriander, medium bitter. Palate: refreshing, dry, medium bitter-sweet finish, medium CO2. Overall: nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1494) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2013
25cl bottle from Vanuxeem. Reading the history of this beer after a long day just gives me a headache.. so I’ll just say to me this tastes like a hazier version of Hoegaarden. I need to have a bottle of both to really compare tho.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1843) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 27, 2013
On tap at Craft Beer Base, it’s a regular there. A nice very mild white. Good lacing and nice foam. Smooth and a bit spicy. It would be nice on a summer day. Incredibly easy to drink I finished it in record time~!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SVD (553) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2013
25 CL bottle, hazy white beer with a small white head, solid white beer, nothing bad to it.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MustangMarkF (219) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2013
330ml Bottle. It pours a white (at least I think it was white as it disappeared as soon as i poured it) head over a light amber cloudy body. Its aroma is mostly malts but also has traces of citrus fruits. I see the review that says it has a sour aroma and I can see what they are getting at. It tastes somewhat bitter which passes through carbonation to a citrus and then to malts with a bitter finish. Quite drinkable

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcoDL (2133) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2013
This is actually the original Hoegaarden, brewed by master brewer Pierre Celis to capture the taste of his archetypical witbier. It’s deliciously wheaty with coriander, orange and some other spices/fruits. Very nice.


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