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RATINGS: 477   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Celis White has been revived by Michigan Brewing Company with the blessing of its founder and his daughter, Christine Celis. The original Celis White, brewed in Austin, TX by Pierre Celis during the early and mid 1990’s, ceased production when Mr. Celis closed his Austin microbrewery and moved to Belgium.

In 2002, Michigan Brewing Company acquired Celis, and Celis beers were back in production. Michigan Brewing continued the production of Celis beers until its closure in 2012. In June 2012, the Celis trademark made its way back to the Celis family. In 2014, Christine Celis began having Pierre Celis’ original recipes brewed at Two Roads Brewery in Connecticut.


3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alchemyst (10) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 3, 2016
Very aromatic, citrus and banana. Huge rocky head which coats the sides. Light gold with a bit more clarity than I expect from a wit. Taste is slighly soapy with less body than I like in a wit.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShoelessInSC (6) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 20, 2015 does not count
Bits of unfiltered yeast settle at the bottom. Has a bit of a sour taste; banana and lime flavors come through. Lingers, and finishes a little oily. Detect some cloves and a little white pepper. Overall a decent offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2788) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 31, 2015
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle dated 02/11/15. Served roughly 45 degrees. Hazy pale yellow pour with white foamy head that fades. The aroma has all of the Witbier esters I would hope for including mellow toasted malts, crackers, light spice, orange peel, and wheat. Light body. The taste has the same toasty and mellow herbal quality with a slightly bitter finale. They did this one right.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tillmac62 (565) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2015
BOD 12/23/14. Pours a cloudy gold. Normal head volume, lacing and retention. Outstanding classic Belgian nose of clove, banana, hint of hops, light biscuit and Belgian yeast. As it warms, lemon notes emerge. Light medium body with a bit of silkiness to the smooth texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a rollicking finely bubbled prickly finish. The flavor profile is very good. Intensity is reasonable, as is balance. The shortcoming is complexity whereas the flavors don’t separate well and come across in a blended, somewhat muted, fashion. Clove is the predominate flavor and the others from the nose are blended underneath. You really have to look for them. The finish is a mild slow fade of phenolic clove.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Poobah (350) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - SEP 8, 2015
Lemon-gold with a thin head and a peppery, clove, banana nose. Easy intro with a mild palate followed by a banana and peppery finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (4817) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 27, 2015
10/26/2007 9:52:09 AM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Orange hazy. Nose of grapefruit, citrus. Tart taste. Fruits and lemon taste. Some grapefruit and citrus as well. Too sour for my taste. But appreciate a good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
allmyvinyl (7785) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours hazy gold with a thin white head. Aromas of banana and lemon. Taste is more banana, sweet finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
phaleslu (8215) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft at The Brass Tap-U Square, served in a flight. I’d seen this on the menu forever and needed to clear it out of my brainspace. It pours a totally clear pale bright gold with a finger of soft cream-colored head that laces the glass and lasts for a while. Notes of banana, wheat, coriander, citrus, doughy and cereal malts, hay, and light herbs. Light-bodied, with medium soft carbonatoin and a dry mouthfeel. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (612) - - JUL 3, 2015
Gold/green color, cloudy, lacy. Medium body, moderate flavor, smooth mouthfeel, little carbonation for the style, avg length, uninteresting finish. Dry, moderate bitterness, low acidity, hint of sweetness in the finish. Herbal, soapy, yeasty and bready. Not my style, not fair for me to judge. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rjplumer (841) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 3, 2015
Hazy milky yellow. Orange and lemon aroma. Light bitterness. Dry refreshing finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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