Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


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RATINGS: 484   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   EST. CALORIES: 128   ABV: 4.25%
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.

DrnkMcDermott's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrnkMcDermott (2977) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Draft, on premise. <font color=brown>2003 GABF Gold Medalist.</font>
Not my style, but even I can tell it’s excellent. A whitish yellow body brings in a fine wheat and creamy taste. More hoppines than in others I've tried in this style, which adds to the citrusy aspect. Also plenty of coriander and grains of paradise spices. A refreshing summer beer dressed up a “special occation” brew.
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2003 Total Score: 4
<font color=brown>Just to clarify: Pete Celis’ original operation in Austin, TX was purchased by Miller, which later shut it down because it couldn’t make a megabrewer type of margin. Celis sold the brand to Michigan Brewing, which is now happily turning out this 2003 GABF Gold Medalist. Texas remains their primary market, meaning less for us up north!</font>

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (730) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Bottled January 22nd 2016. Pours a light gold, slightly hazy with plenty of foam. Long lasting foam and good lacing. Cloves coriander yeast in the smell. Taste of the spices I mentioned. Hints of orange zest coming through and everything works well together. Fresher bottles would have been nice. Creamy smooth mouthfeel. Second pour and things get appropriately cloudy. A very impressive beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
commonshawn (989) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Quick3Beers (781) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 16, 2016
Pours a yellow from a bottle, nice clean witbier, classic without anything over the top. Good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Aromas of orange and spice. Flavor has too much orange, I didn’t care for this beer at all. White beers aren’t high on my list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hrabren (651) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hauxe (290) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Homer321 (3844) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2918) - 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.

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