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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: 356   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.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxi76 (5) - Brisighella (RA), - DEC 27, 2011
25 cl bottle. Light yellow and cloudy. Notes of bitter orange and yeast out. Herbs and coriander. Less acidic than other of its kind. Very refreshing.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6180) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Keg at Six Deg North. It pours cloudy gold with a medium white head. The nose is wheat, dough, herbal notes, barnyard, pepper and hay. The taste is crisp, doughy, cream cheese, orange peel, sherbet, hay, wheat and a dough of spice with a dry finish. Medium body and fine carbonation. Decent enough wit.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
venom666 (300) - Alicante, SPAIN - MAY 28, 2014
Cloudy yellow color with white a not very retentive head. Strong fruity smell. Light body with a very strong force and a powerful citrus flavor.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (1943) - Hirakata, JAPAN - MAY 20, 2014
Bottle from Yamaichi. Haven’t had this in years. Light banana nose, with some peach, grain, and light coriander. Cloudy pale honey color. Mild coriander over decidedly ripe banana, light bittering in finish. Thin and just a touch astringent, Sort of dry in finish. Delicate all around. Well made.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
janubio (389) - SPAIN - MAY 11, 2014
25 ml. bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour, good head, but not much retention. Big lace. Smell is faint in comparison to some others belgian white: orange, coriander, fruits, some spices and pepper. Normal carbonartion, medium body. Fizzy. Taste is the same as nose. Being the "original" white belgian I was expecting much more. It pales in comparison to Hoegarden, IMO.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (333) - BELGIUM - MAY 11, 2014
2014.05 - Gentse Biervereniging - proefavond ’bieren met tarwe’ - oranjegeel, wit schuim - neus : vuil ’luchtje’ (amylumgeurtje voor zij die in aalst wonen), doch niet onaangenaam - mond : tarwe, lichtjes gezoet, weinig of geen bitterheid

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevnic2008 (7575) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - MAY 3, 2014
Hazy yellow pour. Banana and clove with hints of citrus and orange. Nice stuff and easy to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gorkogrlo (108) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 23, 2014
Bottle 0.25 l. First when I poured, I was surprised with head . Not in a positive way. Medium head, which goes fast down. Hazy. White golden color. None of lacing. But aroma is something really interesting. It smells like lemon ice tea. Are they using elder here? Interesting. In flavor is again that iced tea flavor. Really small dose of coriander. Light body. Too much sweetness, maybe. Hops are low. Overall: real summer drink. Ok beer. Very, very aromatic.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fabioanselmo (173) - Vila Velha, BRAZIL - APR 19, 2014
Aroma levemente cítrico. Aparência turva e evidência certa de uma cerveja que não passou por filtragem. Sabor leve e adocicado, um toque leve da Hoegaarden. Não deixa detritos no paladar, somente resquícios agradáveis. No geral, leve e saborosa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HammerTroll (318) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAR 20, 2014
Hazy golden color. Sweet aroma, banana. Classic Belgian white. And a good one. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Thick texture. Sweet finish. (Svijet Piva 0,33l bottle)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
veceo (318) - CROATIA - MAR 18, 2014
Hazy pale yellow color, medium sized head with some lacing. Medium body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma is wheat, malts, grapefruit. Medium sweet taste with dry finish. Refreshing and easy to drink. OK wit.


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