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

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available

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RATINGS: 471   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hamirubi (579) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - APR 5, 2016
25cl bottle at t Oud Liefken in Waarschoot (1 IV 2016), shared with a friend. An off-bright yellow coloured - fluorescent even - pale looking wheat beer with a soapy white foam on top. This classic Celis White has some very atypical white beer flavours. It has loads of lemons and sourness in the nose, yet the taste artificially like javel. And still... the taste is not that unamusing. The carbonation is high. Really not the typical wheat beer we all know nowadays. Is this the traditional Hoegaarden taste?

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lloydy (100) - Worcestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2016
250ml bottle. Refreshing. Hints of pepper and strangely... cinnamon. Very similar to Hoegaarden. Nice, but why the tiny bottle?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iznogud (3626) - CROATIA - MAR 21, 2016
On tap at Svijet Piva, Zagreb. Pours cloudy yellow with medium white head. Citrus, fruit, spices, wheat notes, coriander, yeast. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kermis (12497) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Hazy golden with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, big herbal notes, dough, plastercine and light citrus notes. Flavour is light moderate sweet and bitter. Light to medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
cyano22 (26) - SOUTH KOREA - MAR 9, 2016
This didnt last long, but I managed to save the final bottle for review. This 12 ounce bottle has no freshness date, alas. Nevertheless, into my lovely Tripel Karmeliet glass it goes! A. Purty! Huge, 3 inch white head is quite foamy and dies quick, leaving tons of succulent looking white lace... could hardly ask for better. The beer itself is a mildly unfiltered dull, bubbly yellow. S. Bold. Really reminds me of La Fin Du Monde, minus that Unibroue yeast... loads of wheat, lemon, coriander, crisp honey-apple sweetness and just a hint of pepper. Classic and tight, nothing wrong here at all. Maybe a touch too sharp? But thats quibbling. F. Classic Witbier here - honestly one of the best Ive had from any country. Starts off thin (refreshing) and crisp, but not too sharp - the wheat softens it I think. Then a rush of gentle, yet insistent sweetness, tempered by a good dose of lemon-orange spritz. It is important to note that this is not really sour per se, nor acidic, but it does have that citrus and lingering sour finish. Otherwise, a good amount of coriander is present here, and a green apple ester (no apple sweetness) along with just a smudge of sulfur. The whole experience is drastically refreshing. M / O. The finish on Celis White is soft, with an extremely long, lingering lemon-esque note and some white bread dough. The carbonation is equally soft / light, I personally would prefer a bit more... but that said, one could hardly ask for a better Belgian-style summer beer. This is both to style and excellent, and right up there with Allagash White for contention as the best Belgian Wit Ive had out of my home country. In fact I feel like I prefer this to Allagash... guess Id better acquire some more and find out, huh?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xfire73 (70) - - FEB 28, 2016
25cl bottle hazy golden yellow color, short head retention major aroma of honey and spices also weak orange/citrusy aroma as well flavor of lemon, sourness with light honey taste dry finish with high carbonation medium bodied

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LLaurin (447) - Motala, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2016
75 cl bottle from Belgoklubben. Pours hazy and whiteish with a short small head. Nice fruity taste with some malty and wheat in the palate. Light and refreshing and typical wit style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hermod (7230) - Vantaa, FINLAND - JAN 27, 2016
25cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a thick white head. Lovely spicy, typical witbier aroma, some coriander, lime and citrusy notes. Flavor has orange peel, lime and coriander. Spicy finish with some orange peel notes lingering. Also some light soury wheat in there. Light and refreshing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1572) - East Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2016
Bottle from Beerhawk. Light and easy to drink - I found this to be a sweeter Hoegaarden, and not as good as the original. Pleasant enough but Id drink Hoegaarden instead.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bonkiedeaap (724) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2015
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel, Belgium. The beer is hazy yellow colored and has a small and stable white head, with average carbonation. The aroma is yeast, a lot of spices (coriander like) and citrus notes (oranges and a little lemon). The taste is medium bodied and a little creamy. Nices notes of oranges and a nice spicy bitterness in the end. The finish is dry and a little spicy bitterness.


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