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RATINGS: 375   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Ale brewed with herbs and spices, an authentic Belgian style ale!


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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
chimaybier (50) - Redding, California, USA - AUG 3, 2012
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, we’ll 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. It’s a good beer now, but not world class. Slight disappointment in this one.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5713) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Slightly murky medium golden, little to no head. Aroma of bubble gum and sugar water, Flavor is decidedly sweet with some Belgian candii sugar notes, some cotton candy, a touch of bubble gum. Mouthfeel has a decent stickiness to it. Passable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
Misty patch-amber, standard 12 oz longneck, OK label. Sourish, slightly plasticky, plummy, yeasty aroma. On the front end, I thought it would do better. Woody saison thing. Mossy, a little diacetyl, yeasty, mineral, sour fruit. Has interesting flairs here and there, but also blows the shift at times, too. New Leaf Market.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"i realized when pouring this i’ve never had a light Grand Cru before...til now. cloudy straw yellow, aroma of grassy hops, herbs and spices, belgian yeast. pretty basic, but light and refreshing. not enough going on to go back for more, though."

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 9, 2014
Bottle. From old notes. With herbs and spices, by the original maker of Hoegaarden. Very similar to Hoegaarden Grand Cru, but not quite as good. Not as rich and malty, the flavor just is not up to the other, although it is a pretty pleasant beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
J_man (734) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
This seems to taste like a strong version of Celis white! Bright, light golden color with a thin white head. Fresh vegetal/celery aroma and taste with coriander notes and some black pepper. Smooth, creamy malt background with a slight nuttiness. Good alcohol bite that I think seems stronger due to the spice herbaceousness. Spices last long after the sip. Another great Celis beer that I’ll be hoping makes a comeback soon!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
Formerly brewed. With beers like this one it is not shocking. Brownish color pour. Candy, yeasty, malts in the nose. Taste is kind of odd, watered down, and not really anything like a BSA should be. I appreciate the attempt at creating one of the better styles of beer to come out of Belgium, but this one was just boozy and unbalanced.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blackflag321 (510) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
Draft. Medium gold, light head. Weak yeast influence, some coriander, hints of malts and hops; not watery but not full flavored either. Okay.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
rayOfBeer (672) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle: clear very light, pale yellow pour with a large white head. Aroma is light with champagne, cider, wheat and a soft yeast funk. Flavor is somewhat watery sugary syrup with bubblegum, cider, wheat, yeast and alcohol. The flavor are somewhat jumbled and light with a boozy alcohol bite. Not horrible, just not one I would buy again.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4120) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Very light, clear, pale gold with a frothy white head. Very little aroma....yeasty. Mild...a slight nutty tone over the yeast.... A hint of white pepper. Light, but still pretty nice.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 5/20
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. golden with small head. it doesn’t help at all that this was served at room temperature because this place is run by idiots. yeasty, boozy, and a total mess of flavors. awful.


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