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.
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
blackflag321 (444) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium gold, light head. Weak yeast influence, some coriander, hints of malts and hops; not watery but not full flavored either. Okay.
rayOfBeer (652) - El Cerrito, California, USA - DEC 11, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.
Patrickctenchi (3093) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
rumproasts (2588) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. golden with small head. it doesnít 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.
shrubber85 (6978) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 5, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Light barley malt and alcohol aroma. Pale yellow with moderate head. Lightly sweet lemon malt and yeast aroma. Nutty finish. Very light - nothing bad but not much there.
queenholly (2617) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Bready/yeasty malt, citrus, and coriander aroma. Hazy yellow with a small dense white head. Sweet fruity malt, coriander, bitter spice, and light alcohol flavor. Medium body and carbonation.
coreyc1221 (258) - Truckee, California, USA - MAY 13, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pear! very pear aroma! Little bright bubbly head at first aaannnnd itís gone! Golden clear body. Tastes floral fruity and kinda bitter after taste. This Belgian is a bit more champagne like than others. Good summer beer. I would love this at the beach with finger foods. Itís a good beginning beer.
krumbum (402) - truckee, California, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells fruity almost like a cider. Appearance light gold very very clear. Strong punch of flavor hints of plastic. Yeast end. Light on the palate leaves slight trace of after taste. Overall not really overly impressed but donít hate it.
DavidWoodruff (387) - Windsor, California, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Appearance: Hazy yellow with a slight orange tinge and a small white head.
Aroma: Candy sugar, light malt and alcohol.
Flavor: Sweet malt, candy sugar and orange with a perfume-like aftertaste.
Palate: Meduim to full bodied.
Overall: Fairly well done, but lacks complexity in both aroma and flavor.