Brewed by Brouwerij Van Steenberge
Style: Witbier
Ertvelde, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen


on tap

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RATINGS: 465   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Unfiltered in bottle and keg.
Pierre Celis created the original Hoegaarden beer in the early 1960s. Interbrew-Labatt bought the brand and the brewery in the 1980's. Pierre Celis formed a new brewery in Austin Texas, brewing the same beer but under the brand name Celis White. Miller bought the Celis brewery and the Celis White brand-name in 1996. The brewery closed in 2000. In late 2002 Michigan Brewing bought the Celis White brand from Miller. Brouwerij Van Steenberge is now brewing the original Pierre Celis White under the brand-name Celis White in Europe and Ertveld's Wit in North America.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2007
The head is small on this very pale and hazy wit. Both aroma and flavour are thin, they only have weak notes of fruit and citrus. I would have liked more body, but thirst quenching it is...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (15378) - Snderborg, DENMARK - APR 26, 2007
Bottle, 5% as Gensch Mannekes Pies. Aroma of citrus, clove, chalk. Hazy yellow colour, small white head. The flavour is dominated by citrus, mostly lemon, along with some clove. High carbonation and good mouthfeel. Very refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (5940) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 19, 2007
Wheat and spice aroma. Sweet, wheaty flavor. It isnt complex, but it is spot on for the style, if a little sweet. Cloudy yellow and tall white head.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gnoff (9701) - Mlndal, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2015 First rating
Initial Rating Date: 2/16/2007
Draught at Bishops Arms, Vstra Hamngatan, Gteborg.
Served ice cold. Shady grape color, small white head. Lime and pine scent, mixed with some estery banana. Spritzy high CO2 mouthfeel. Sweet somewhat acidic and lemon taste, some Belgian ale and banana taste as well. Low bitterness.

Bottle 75 cl thanks to Dunbar72! Sampled on September 18, 2015. BB 29/10/29(?).
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Citrus, banana, clove scent. Herbal, spicy, yeasty taste. Spicy, light cinnamon, some green leaves aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, perhaps a bit low on CO2, very low bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10295) - FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 12, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2008 Bottle. Hazy blonde with a nice big mostly lasting white head leaving a good lacing. Fruity, yeasty, banana and bit sweet citrus aroma. Flavour of yeast and wheat, banana, plenty of fruitiness, bit sourish. Yeasty fruity finish. Tasty fruity Belgian wheat beer! 13th of May 2008: Also tasted as "Gensch Mannekes Pies" and still a very fruity tasty ale (also 3.6).

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hoser (372) - Cowtown, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2007 I have had all three verisons of this beer and the best was the texas one. It tasted like cascade was the hop in the texas verison but I know it wasnt. A little thin but good.Page 112 of Michael Jacksons Great Beer Guide and only 190 out 500 Classic Brews to go.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cab (866) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2007
bottle.33cl. This is an ok wit, but not on level with hoegaarden, but nice. it lags orange and spice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (8006) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2007
(Draught at Akkurat, Stockholm) Yellow colour, rather cloudy, with rocky white head. Fruity nose with banana, vanilla and ... custard? Fruity taste with the same notes of banana, vanilla and custard mingling with citrus (mandarin, lemon) and notes of Wrigleys Juicy Fruit. Rather sweet, more fruity than spicy. Easy to drink, but actually quite tasty. Very summery (although this is february and the snow is falling down). On the philosophic side: a begian beer style brewed in Belgium for an American brewery. That would make this a Belgian American Belgian white?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DruncanVeasey (8059) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2007 Pale, clearish haze with a thin creamy head. Large, visible pip-like pieces of sediment. Pineapple sweetness and a sour tang of citrussy lemon. A potent dose of coriander followed by some lovely biscuity notes long after the swallow. Very fruity and very wheaty. A refreshingly tangy Wit. (Re-rate) A dusting of clove. Bittersweet, slightly sickly Witbier sodden with estery banana fruitiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dedollewaitor (15724) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 13, 2007
Hazy unclear pale yellow. Aroma and taste of yeast, wheat & citrus. Little lemon & spice - coriander. Dry slight bitter finish. Funky fresh! . Very pleasant & drinkable. Good Belgium Witbier.

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