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RATINGS: 468   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 117   ABV: 3.9%
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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 1990’s, ceased production when Mr. Celis closed his Austin microbrewery and moved to Belgium.


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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
J_man (785) - 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 Pierre’s daughter is going to revive it in Austin, TX this year, so let’s hope that dream comes true!!


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bebum (476) - - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (2550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2015
Bottle listed as brewed in Stratford, CT. Pours a clear yellow color with white head. Spicy, yeasty, wheat, slight skunky aromas. Yeasty, spicy, zesty, a touch skunky flavors. I had this beer about 7 years ago and it was really great. This one is still pretty decent but a touch lacking and skunky. Not sure if that is because of maybe being contract brewed in Connecticut.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 7/20
damzz (336) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 10, 2015
Pours a very pale yellow - wheat white with a white head. Nose is slight citrus with yeast. Body is light for a wit. Taste is he spice of bitter orange with more bitterness than standard wits. 12 oz bottle from Two Roads Brewery, Stratford, CT

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MWMBeerguy (176) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2015
Slightly musty aroma with hints of clove. Pours crystal clear with a thick white head that lasts. Very balanced and refreshing. The spices are very faint unlike some other wits. Enjoyable beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - APR 7, 2015
Pours light golden yellow from bottle with frothy head. Malty and citrus aroma. Tastes filling, not much malt, orange, and surprisingly bitter at the end with a bit of astringency (from the bitter orange peel?), hops dominant. Full bodied and filling with obvious wheat malt presence. Ok beer, fairly standard Belgian wit although this is supposed to be from the guy who resurrected the entire style. Little too heavy on carbonation and bitterness imho. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2903) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2015
12 oz bottle from Leukens (Tampa FL). "Brewed and bottled by Celis Brewing Co., Stratford, CT". Feel: a bit too thin; medium carbonation. Aroma: more spicy than fruity, and slightly more fruity than wheaty. Flavor: more balance across these three aspects. O: the fruity/spicy flavor was very good with pumpkin pie.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (15625) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 10, 2015
TX bottle Hazy to cloudy yellow straw color, fluffy white head. Aroma of subtle spice and orange peel, light banana. Taste has citrus, subtle bubblegum, light spice. Good example of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HonusWagner (1702) - Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2014
Pretty much a stock witbier, I’m almost disappointed given how much I like the St. Bernardus wit and how this is supposed to be the same recipe. It’s just your typical lightly sweet, orange dominant with some coriander, wit.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
mjik83 (948) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** + Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"a touch of skunk or sour that kinda fits with this very very light bodied and colored ale. fruitiness from the citrus and coriander done very well. this was a very nice, very refreshing surprise in a style i don’t go out of my way to drink. will revisit in the summer."


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