DrnkMcDermott (2792) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft, on Premises at Michigan Brewing, which purchased the Celis brand from Miller. The owner, Bobby Mason, told me this was actually a pale ale, but some quirk in Texas law requires it to be labeled as a "Bock." It's darker than the Amber Lager I had just sampled. Still and all, its profile is a rather plain ”beer,” but it is malty and a little roasty.
Alengrin (1254) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Top-fermented bock with cristal malts and Whitbread yeast, apparently. Tasted as old beer. Creamy head, deep brownish amber colour; fruity and malty aroma, caramel, honey, lightly spiced; taste malty, rounded, soft and sweetish, bit honeyish, mild spices, dry finish.
J_man (697) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of a German lager with fresh malt notes. Taste is also somewhat German lager in nature with some light Belgian spice of coriander and hay notes. Body is creamy, but light and refreshing. Lasting German maltiness and spices. Delicious warm weather beer, I wish I could get some more, but both Pierre Celis and Michigan Brewing Company are gone :’(, but here’s hoping his daughter Christine brings it back!
Headbanger (3280) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (Old Notes-Brewed by Celis-Austin)-Pours amber with a decent sized head. Aroma of malt and caramel. Taste of yeast, caramel, malt, and toffee. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite smooth.
Patrickctenchi (3578) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear, amber, with a short tan head.
Caramel, breadheel aroma.
Taste is flat cola, light malt, caramel.
Nothing overtly bad, just very dull and bland.
rumproasts (2852) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
tap @ now defunct brewpub on 16 Nov 2011. amber with small head. bland belgian pale ale. seems a bit off.
queenholly (2919) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 3, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Sweet toasty fruity malt aroma. Hazy amber with a moderate off-white head. Bland tea-like malt flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
dfinney23 (1643) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Inoffensive but bland. Grain, yeast, maybe a touch of spice. Or maybe it just dislodged some spices from between my teeth.
Rando7 (734) - Iowa, USA - FEB 26, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours slightly cloudy medium-dark copper with thin white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma a little caramel with almost an adjunct impression given. Taste sweet with caramel, faint spices and fruits. Palate thin with a slight tingle. Finish slight hops.
Kind of a light bock with faint Belgian elements thrown in. Pretty drinkable pleasant unassuming beer.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2012
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dull copper wit no head but a dime sized spit-wad. Mild aromas of rust and sweet malt. Medium nectar with much carbonation. Mildly sweet tasting cakebread and caramel with a nice bittering component on the end.
marcus (6436) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Total Wines, Sacramento. Pours light amber with a rich beige head and a nondescript aroma. There is a thin pale malt flavor with a hint of spices and a slightly bitter finish. Not much taste.