mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - DEC 2, 2003
This is a bock beer wonder why its not listed that way. Anyway I have yet to taste a Celis I did not like but this is not my perfered style of beer. Yet it is refreshing and flavorfull. Mildly spicy with a bit of a sweetnsour flavor. Much better than Celebrator to me I would recomend it to any fan of bock beer. philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2010
Celis Pale Bock--Authentic Belgian-Style Beer--2004 12 oz. Bottle. 5.10% ABV. 14 IBU’s. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Amber Ale. Beer of the Month Club Selection May, 2004. Mild lacy head. Clear rich bright amber red color. Belgian spicy mild hop front! Rich spicy malty tart sweet caramel banana cinnamon mild Belgian ester body! Clean spicy end! Tasty! Sampled 6/4/2004. proc (342) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 22, 2003
This is a good beer. Pours out to a bright amber to almost bronze in the glass with a very, slight head. Aroma is that of malt, caramel and citrus. The taste is very good. A generous amount of malt shines through with a slight taste of caramel. For a minute, I thought I was drinking an Octoberfest. Very well done.
Aggie80 (818) - Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2004
Nice overall flavor. It is a pale bock, without the dark color, but had much of the malty flavor one looks for. I was pleasantly pleased. Andrew196 (1853) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2003
I liked this beer a lot....color was amber, thin white head. Sugar plum aroma. Flavor was medium bodied with moderate carbonation....nice fruity malt taste. Finish was somewhat dry and warmth added some hoppiness to it....very easy to drink....nothing special but a great beer to just throw back without any thought.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2004
Okay, this stuff is better than it is being rated as. Or it could be that I just got a good bottle or something. It came to me via the malt of the earth club (beer of the month club). It isnt great for those hop heads or malt lovers but it is quite balanced. Copper and clear with a medium medium lasting slippery lacing head. Nose is fresh and easy . Light hops, taste is hoppy and coppery. Finishes quite malty and smooth. Good. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 21, 2007
Pours a clear reddish copper, with lively carbonation and an inch of nearly white sudsy foam. Okay head retention, no lacing. Malty aroma - bready and yeasty with a hint of cherry liquer.
The malt flavor is on the dry side, a little bit toasted, a little bit of sweetish grain. Slight earthy bitterness in the finish reminds me of cherry pit, oak tannin, and a subdued pine hop.
Medium body, very mild carbonation J_man (996) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pale golden yellow with a white head. Aroma of a German lager with fresh malt notes. Taste is also somewhat German lager in nature with some light Belgian spice of coriander and hay notes. Body is creamy, but light and refreshing. Lasting German maltiness and spices. Delicious warm weather beer, I wish I could get some more, but both Pierre Celis and Michigan Brewing Company are gone :’(, but here’s hoping his daughter Christine brings it back! gripweed57 (2302) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2017
Old tasting notes. Brewer in Austin, Texas. Orange red color. Frothy white head. Malty toffeeish aroma. Sweetish malt flavor is full bodied and flavorful. Pleasant herbal hop finish. HighlanderOne (1312) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - AUG 24, 2001
This beer was decent enough (nice aroma, lingering head), but the flavor and aftertaste, while not bad, just wasn’t to my liking.