Mora2000 (5346) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear yellow with a white head. The aroma is a bit strange. I get some sweet alcohol notes as well as some cinnamon, pepper and biscuit malt. The flavor is similar. I get some strong biscuit malt notes as well as some candy sugar and alcohol. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Fatehunter (1076) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a thin head on a light straw colored body.
It smells like just milled grain, grass, alcohol and banana bread. Nice.
The taste is a muted sweetness, a little dry spice and finishes with a mild bitter note.
It has a crisp texture with moderate carbonation.
I like it.
ronaldtheriot (1099) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - NOV 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Celis Grand Cru has a thick, white head and a clear, golden appearance, which hazes up when the sediment is poured in. There are many streaming bubbles, good lacing, and lots and lots of brown floating chunks. The aroma is of pungent, bready malt, sugar, spices, and citrus. Taste is the same, with a strong wedding cake aspect and decent enough underlying bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium, and Celis Grand Cru finishes dry, elegant, and drinkable. Also, the alcohol presence is there, but itís not offensive. Overall, this is a really nice beer. I am sad that the company is shut down. RJT
MorganBaughman (147) - Long Beach, Mississippi, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light in color and taste. I was surprised by the pleasant taste of this beer.
chimaybier (70) - California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
6 pack purchased at BevMo in Redding, CA. I was excited to purchase this because I had not had it for at least 8-10 years, since the REAL Celis Brewery in Austin, TX closed, and Pierre has since gone to Heaven. So when I saw Michigan Brewing Company was brewing the beer, I said to myself, "Ok, weíll see..." So, here is my rating: THE POUR / APPEARANCE: pours a very pale yellow, to be honest, it almost reminded me of a American Budweiser color. Good head retention, decent Brussels lace. AROMA / BOUQUET: Nose is citrus- grapefruit, lemon, grassy. TASTE: This beer is not as well carbonated as it once was. I remember Celis Grand Cru being almost "Hot" from the spiciness when I last had it- this does not have that intensity. PALATE: This version is also not as carbonated as the original version, it is a bit thin in the mouthfeel. OVERALL: This beer is a "lite" version of what it once was. Itís a good beer now, but not world class. Slight disappointment in this one.
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale gold.. funky aroma, hint of vinegar, barnyard, spice, citrus.. mildly sour, lacks flavor; just not a lot going on at all, disappointing.
Tiger_08 (137) - Sarnia, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2012
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
June 18 2012. 12 oz. bottle pours a transparent very pale golden yellow color, minimal carbonation. 1 inch bubbly white head fades to ring but leaves good lacing. Aroma of yeast and undefined spices. Skunky. Taste very yeasty; made me look for expiration date. Nothing else to balance stale yeasty flavour. Left mouth feeling chalky and gross. Horrible beer!
mmmbeer (1208) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle served in tumbler- 1st beer served with my wifeís friends. Poured a transparent golden yellow color, minimal carbonation, 2.5 mm white head formed and tried itís best to lace. Aroma of yeast, wheat, and a few spices. Hits the mouth with a low-medium body, malt is very light on the palate, middle has a touch of sweetness, finish has a small amount of fruit (you really have to search for it). Meh- but the girls liked it...
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pors golden with lots of lacing. Aroma is not really distinct. Taste is yeasty yeasty yeasty. Not the best beer but by far not the worst.
Digital_Aura (227) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml bottle from variety pack. Lovely sweet and floral odor. I'm guessing this is a wheat beer judging by the smell, but it doesn't say so anywhere. Pale yellow (Lovibond 2/3) but, unlike wheat beers, it's transparent. Thin white head, which persists nicely! Lots of lace too. Tastes sweet and again,like wheat beer, has a citrus-added zing in there. Somewhat chalky mouthfeel, but probably velvet smooth would be a better description. Also, a very creamy and earthy taste of butter although finishes kind of soapy. Not bad. If this is a wheat beer, I'm amazed I rated it this high.