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RATINGS: 42   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 18   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The mostly-extinct farmhouse breweries of Belgium were notorious for using whatever ingredients were available to them. One of treasures made by these breweries and nearly lost to history was spiced witbier (white beer). Witbier defied an untimely fate, being revived by a man named Pierre Celis who worked in one of the last breweries in Belgium to commercially produce a version of this unique, spiced beer. Celis eventually sold his own witbier brewery and moved to Austin, Texas to open another white beer brewery (Celis White) and the rest is history. ​ In honor of the late and great Pierre Celis, we are proud to offer Community Wit as a warm weather libation, produced locally for our fellow Texans once again. We brew it traditionally using unmalted wheat as our base and lightly spice the kettle with freshly ground sweet and bitter orange peel and coriander seed. The hops are minimal, keeping the focus on the wheat, spices and the unique character contributed by authentic Belgian yeast strains, one of which originated from the same strain that Pierre brought across the Atlantic to America.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mysticbrew (101) - - JAN 10, 2016
A hazy pour if golden yellow with an ivory head. The aroma is of the tell tale banana with some citrus and spice. The dry palate carries a subtle maltiness with coriander and other spices. There is also a subtle yeatiness to the crisp finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 30, 2015
Murky yellow pour, finger of off white head that leaves quickly. Nose is wheat and yeast. Bittersweet. Middle is citrus zest, subtle spice, light kilned malt. Finish dries some.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
degbert (1519) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a quick-dissipating, shallow, fine-grained, bright white head. Looks like a proper witbier. Nose is coriander, orange, esters, and a delicate grainy lemon. On the palate, itís bright lemon and spritzy carbonation; inordinately drinkable, but not without some substance on the midpalate. Blessedly free of saccharine sweetness, and simple. Finish is long and lemony. Proper.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crajun (1121) - , Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2015
must have missed rating this - Should have been in the summer rotation and will next year. pour is only thing not above average - nice crisp aroma with a little lemon. Taste is light but with spices, light citrus flavor and well balanced. easy to drink also. nice job!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle: Hazy, pale yellow with a small white head. Juicy orange, wheat, coriander aroma. Taste is citrusy, lemon-orange, wheat malt... Mild, grassy hops. Really bright and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
shrubber85 (9625) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Bottle. Orange, lemon, coriander, and wheat malt aroma. Hazy pale yellow with large white head. Light sweet-tart lemon, coriander, wheat malt, and mildly bitter hay flavor. Nice body. Good - not quite to the level of the old Texas Celis White but solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3319) - Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2015
Thanks to crajun for the trade! Pours slightly hazy under a frothy white head. Fresh tangy lemony aroma. The flavor is lightly tart and spicy. Classic, very well done witbier.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ARH (1045) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2015
From tap, poured into a 5oz sampler. Banana aromas, as well as soda water and bread, come through with a light spice and lemon late. It pours a very murky, opaque straw color topped by a white, soft fuzzy hefeweizen head thatís dense. Only a moderate lace is left behind with a medium thin ring retained. The taste is medium sweet and light bitter. The beer is thin and fizzy with a light, crisp body containing flavors of banana cream pie and custard. It finishes dry and clean with a clove spiciness and leaves an aftertaste thatís light with flavors of toast and cream.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ttutony (795) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Hazy golden color with a white head. Citrus peel aroma. Smooth mouthfeel with some spice and citrus. Nicely done.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tuckerrockwood (6) - Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
light wheat beer with a faint citrus undertone. easy drinker. not much in the nose ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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