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RATINGS: 483   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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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 1990ís, 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 Celisí original recipes brewed at Two Roads Brewery in Connecticut.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
J_man (889) - Tustin, California, USA - MAR 25, 2014
That great aroma of coriander and celery is exactly what I remember from the old Celis White. Crystal clear and very pale yellow (so much so it looks like cider) with a white foamy head. Lightly sweet with a sour tinge and that great vegetal flavor that makes this beer so unique. The lightest of floral hop bitterness shows through, but the taste is very unified although not one-dimensional. Residual honey sweetness and lasting yeasty flavor makes another sip inevitable. A classic beer that I wish was easier to find. Looks like Pierreís daughter is going to revive it in Austin, TX this year, so letís hope that dream comes true!!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (977) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2016
Tap at buckowski with commonmac and rosskyle and samadouche. Light clear gold with medium white head. Banana coriander spice head. Citrus, banana, crispness. Finish has a not quite perfect balance. Spicy, good mouthfeel. Pretty tasty.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (780) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a yellow from a bottle, nice clean witbier, classic without anything over the top. Good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4887) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Aromas of orange and spice. Flavor has too much orange, I didnít care for this beer at all. White beers arenít high on my list.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (644) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 26, 2016
Had this back in the day in Hopdevil pub, one of the first beer pubs in Zagreb, now closed. When Alen from Svijet piva (World of Beer) got it on tap, he invited me for a drink and was praising this beer as one of the best. Murky, almost opaque yellow, medium white head, medium lasting. Citrus, lemon wafer. Bitterish, spicy, sourish, lively, sweet. Drinkable. Very good actually.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (285) - Butzbach, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2016
Rated from old notes. Taste is yeast and wheat, with a strong clove note and citric undertone. Similar to a Hoegaarden, but with more body and more taste. Very good stuff. Nice to see it is being made again.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (3835) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2016
Bottle to glass. Nose is a moderately spicy and earthy herbal aroma. Not exactly inviting. Not getting much coriander. Smells stale. Lightly hazy pale gold with small white head, tight bubbles. Taste is grainy wheat followed by a peppery presence. Seems overly spiced in the flavor. Not good.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alchemyst (11) - 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 (2905) - 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 (639) - 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 donít 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.


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