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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackisle (1077) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 25cl. Hazy straw yellow, two finger frothy white head, good retention and lacing; strong lemon/lime aroma, yeasty, wheat, coriander, citrus; fresh taste, light sweet and mildly sour, wheaty, lemon/lime; light body, creamy texture, soft tingly mouthfeel, average carbonation; crisp sweetsour and mild dry finish. Excellent witbier, very refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sinte (397) - Udine, ITALY - SEP 4, 2014
Bottle 0.25L. Hazy, pale golden body with large, creamy, white head, mostly lasting with nice lacing; high density of tiny bubbles. Heavyu hoppy (citrus) and light-to-moderate malty (grains) aroma. Moderate sweet and acidic flavour; short finish. Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; lively carbonation. Crispy and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (2986) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
Famed because of its creator, now brewed by Van Steenberge, tasted both as Celis White and as Gensch Manneken Pies. Yellowish blonde, hazy witbier with cream white, thin head, soft character, elegant, coriander clearly present, wheat sourishness, yeasty with somewhat powdery mouthfeel, lightly dry finish. Quite okay, like an artisanal version of Hoegaarden Witbier, but I had many better examples of the style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Icedwarf (599) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Troebel lichtgeel bier zonder schuim. Smaak is typisch witbier, licht zuur, citroen, koriander. Gemiddeld bier.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mikske79 (1284) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 6, 2014
Een van de betere wit-bieren dat ik al geprobeerd heb en ik hou daar normaal niet van

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Melkart (316) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - AUG 4, 2014
Acid aroma. Taste is a little bit acid and a lot floral. Balanced. Light body. Refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thanatosti (1095) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 27, 2014
25 cl. bottle @ home, bought @ Gall & Gall, Doorn. hazy yellow with a dense white head. Aroma of citrus fruits (mainly orange) and coriander. Nice creamy mouthfeel. One of the better Belgian Whites

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
JefVerstraete (1957) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2014
Cloudy yellow colour, white foam. Medium carbonation. Aroma of lemon with juicy hints and spices (coriander). Light sour taste, soft bitter aftertaste. Bit watery and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alusmamuts (825) - LATVIA - JUL 22, 2014
Yellow cloudy with medium white cap. Mild bit sweet aroma. Bitter-lemony sour-a bit sweet well balanced taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GBZ59 (1188) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 21, 2014
Botella de 250ml. Cáliz octagonal de Bruggs. Color pajizo pálido y apariencia nublada. Espuma blanca, anillos en las paredes y levaduras flotantes en superficie. Aromas de cilantro, cítrico, galleta, herbáceos y sutil especiado. Sabores de malta dulce, galleta y herbales al primer sorbo. Cuerpo medio-ligero y carbonatación moderadamente alta. Textura densa algo aguada. El bajo amargor y los sabores de pulpa de delicado cítrico –mandarina- con leve especiado conducen a un final dulce. Retrogusto prolongado, afrutado y reseco. Refrescante pero algo dulzona. 250ml bottle. Octogonal shape Bruggs Chalice. Pale straw color, cloudy appearance. White froth, rings on sides & floating yeast on top. Coriander & citric, biscuit, herbal & subtle spiced aromas. Sweet malt, biscuit & herbal flavors at first sip. Medium to light body. Moderately high carbonation. Oily to watery texture. Low bitterness, delicate citric pulp – tangerine- & light spiced flavors resolve in a sweet finish. Long fruity & dried spiced aftertaste. Refreshing but quite cloying sweetness.

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