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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: 372   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.


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1343) - Turku, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2011
A truly great wit. (This beer rating was imported from FB and unfortunately lacks any further comments.)

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AtronSeige (646) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - APR 19, 2013
Spicy aroma with carriander, grain and cirtus notes. A bit of sourness in the background. Cloudy dark straw yellow with a small bubbles. Very little head that quickly goes away, leaving a bit of lace. Cirtus/lemony taste, slightly sweet and very crisp with a small bit of sourness.. Very fizzy on the tongue. Medium light bodied. Finishes dry and tarty. This is a refreshing beer that I would probably consume in large quantities. 250ml bottle, poured.

4.4
   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.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3257) - Radom, POLAND - MAR 5, 2012
raisin, rotten eggs, basement aromas, grass, banana, vanilla, pale, cloudy, white foam, medium sweetness, very bitter, medium sourness, umami, full body, sticky, average carbonation, long finish, bitter,

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!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 20, 2009
Bottle: Poured a cloudy dirty yellow color ale with a large pure white foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of coriander and huge wheat malt notes are very enticing and surprisingly more present then I would have anticipated. Taste is an incredible mix between some coriander with loads of wheat malt with light bubble gum notes and a zesty and citrus finish. Full body with limited filtration and great carbonation. I must admit to being totally surprised by this one; it has some much more character then I would have anticipated and a great balance between all ingredient. Definitively one of the most underrated beer I had a chance to taste recently.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 18, 2010
Terrific spicy aroma - coriander, floral hand soap (rose/lavander). Flavor is light yet rich; very lightly tart and perfectly spiced. Interesting, yet refreshing. Superb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
77ships (4135) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2011
bottle@GBF 2011: hazy golden with a small white foamy head, smells slightly sweet with plenty of coriander, wheat, oranges & spices, taste is light coriander, creamy wheat, citrusy with definite spice/coriander, lemon zest & orange peel aftertaste, aftertaste is particularly orangy, slightly tart with some white pepper, a great wit

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msavage235 (90) - - MAY 13, 2012
Had at Chumleys in Broadripple, IN on a perfect day for this style of beer. Pillowy white head that hangs on the glass. The spice sediment hangs around in this thick brew. Corriander and orange are the dominant flavors and are supported by banana, pear, apple and cream. Delicious and recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, 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.


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