Celis White - Michigan Brewing Company
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Reviews by MQ4188:
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Bought this in a 6 pack / 12 ounce bottles. Chilled then drank in a 13 ounce goblet.
Poured a pale yellow with a one finger bright white head.
Smell was a fruity - grassy typical Witbier look.
Taste was a familiar/ fruity / clean Wit which was surprisingly similar to Hoegarden, very clean and refreshing.
Mouthfeel was smooth and light would be a great choice for those looking to venture into the Belgian beers or Witbiers.
Extremely drinkable and fresh and this would be a great choice for a summer cook due to its refreshing qualities and lower ABV.
I rated this beer fairly high but it should not be construed to mean it is in the caliber of Sam Adams Imperial White or a Dogfish Head Red & White.
Less sweet than Blue Moon and softer on the palate than Shock Top but definitely in the class of Hoegaarden at domestic prices.
This one is worth a try.
02-15-2010 12:10:17 | More by MQ4188
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3.43/5 rDev -9.3%
A beer I have had a few times back in the day and now I see its new to western NY on tap,poured a slight hazed dirty blond with a thin white head.Lighter aromas of coriander spice and lemon rind with some toasty wheat malt underneath,somewhat watery going down when compared to the Rocky River SubChaser I had before but it lended to its drinkability a bit.It seemed a bit lighter in flavor than from what I remember light citrus and toasty malt with hints of coriander.Its refreshing and very delicate but I could use some oomph but it is good for what it is no doubt.
08-06-2006 01:39:02 | More by oberon
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Pours a very hazy golden hue with a moderate head. Smells of citrus and spice.
Tastes good. Not too thin, like some other white beers. The citrus lingers on the tip of the tongue. A very drinkable beer. I'd compare it to Allagash White or Hoegaarden. Still not sure which of those beers I prefer. This one's a competitor, though.
11-09-2005 19:10:47 | More by Marty
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pale straw yellow in color with a hazy cloudiness. A careful pour produced very little head that reduced quickly to a thin film of white bubbles and rough ring around the glass.
S: Yeasty, spicy, citrus smell; very pleasant.
T: A rather prominent spice flavor is foremost, perhaps coriander or something similar. Nice balance between malt sweetness and bittering, although I don't know that it's all hops providing bitterness. The finish is relatively clean leaving a sort of citrus linger behind.
M&D: Mouthfeel is tricky... it has a lighter taste but tends to weigh a little heavy on the palate. The flavors do break apart the longer you roll it over the tongue, leaving a bit of a watery feel toward the end. Drinkability is reasonably good if you can get through the spices and yeasty flavors. Worth a shot, especially if you like Blue Moon.
03-01-2008 22:58:32 | More by SIRIUS2
3.65/5 rDev -3.4%
Very lovely beer - a bit darker than Hoegaarden, but not by much. Great 1 inch bone white head that settles down, but never disappears completely.
Rather strong aroma of yeast & alcohol mixed with citrus/lemon.
Light and airy... I dont know. It could benefit from a bit more "oomph." Kind of nondescript and hard to place, like a lot of American wheat beers.
A decent enough whitbier. I'd like to try it again. Maybe I didnt drink mine cold enough.
02-03-2006 23:48:26 | More by chOAKbarrell
4/5 rDev +5.8%
A - Pours a hazy light straw color with two fingers of bright white head. Great retention and nice lacing.
S - Coriander dominates the nose, followed by Belgian yeast.
T - Taste is similar to smell with a slight amount of citrus acidity, wheat and some pepper. Nice.
M - Crisp medium mouthfeel.
O - Overall, this is a very nice, flavorful witbier. Very sessionable.
02-27-2012 01:10:46 | More by warnerry
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Pours a cloudy, light straw yellow body with a small white head that quickly diminishes into some patch and sheet lace.
Nice Wit aromas of lemon, orange, pepper, clove, wheat, and a note of yeast.
Mouthfeel is medium light in body with ideal carbonation.
Very tasty, with lemon citrus, wheat grain, coriander, white pepper, and appropriate notes of malt and yeast.
Crisp and refreshing, as a good Witbier should be. Very sessionable, and well constructed. Thanks to mentor for the hookup.
01-13-2005 11:22:35 | More by merlin48
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
12 ouncer sampled, no freshness dating. I enjoyed this years ago when it was brewed in Texas, cant say I remember exactly how it tasted, but I was psyched to try this latest incarnation. This one pours the expected very cloudy dull yellow, with a bright white head and leaving some scattered lacing. Nose is all about cloves, pepper and some orangy bananas. Pleasant light bodied ale, more cloves, ripe bananas and pepper picked up. Finishes, smooth and slightly dry. Fine warm weather brew and with all sorts of salads, cheese, fish etc etc.
09-11-2005 21:01:45 | More by Billolick
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
A: pours cloudy like most wheat beers. yellowish orange with a fluffy white head.
S: good nose with floral and citrus hoppy notes. I can really smell orange and lemon zest
T: Great flavors of orange and clove. Subtle bannana, this is a fruit cocktail if you really focus. Great complexity of flavors
M: average medium to light body. wheat beer doesn't do it for me in this category, but its hard to penalize a beer for sticking to its style. Its a good feel.
D: Right up there as one of my favorite wheat beers.
04-21-2009 23:30:46 | More by LyonsHead
3.33/5 rDev -11.9%
12oz. amber bottle. No freshness dating.
Poured a very, very pale and clear straw color with absolutely no head. No lacing. Aromas are doughy, peppery, spicy. Oranges and coriander. Flavor is similar to the nose. Initial peppery note, followed by oranges again, finishes with a hint of hoppy bitterness before a bready "wheatness" settles on the palate. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, with almost no carbonation. Almost a little to sweet in the flavor...takes away from the drinkability. With a little tweaking, this could be a great summer beer.
Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one.
06-19-2004 02:38:41 | More by OldFrothingSlosh
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Purchased a 12 oz bottle
The appearance is a thick light yellow with a thin layer of bright white head.
Smell is very wheat-y with a light hint of fruit like apricots, peaches, and apples.
Taste- Very distinct flavor typical of a Belgian-Style Wheat Beer. Very clean, similar to Hoegarder but slightly more crisp.
Very quaffable and fresh.
Very clean finish, no bitter sharp taste, very even coat of flavoring. Very acomidating with spicy food and pastas alike.
03-08-2010 04:16:48 | More by mdruiz
4.2/5 rDev +11.1%
Pours a slightly hazy yellow with a modest white head. Little lacing or retention.
Smells like a close sousin to the boys down the street at Allagash. Orange, lemon, coriander, and grass. Deelish.
Tastes like it was born for massive summer consumption. Big gobs of sweet/tart citrus with an underlying grainy feel. Spicy, again wth an undercurrent of sweetness. Finishes lemony dry with the pause that refreshes.
Mouthfeel is nice and light. Built to be drank as a monster session brew. We still have a few weeks of summer here in Maine and I am on this one. I feel like I stumbled on to one here completely by accident. Glad I snagged a six of this.
08-10-2004 00:35:51 | More by yankeeheel
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
Appearance - The appearance is an average yellowish haze for a wheat beer. The head is what made the appearance for me not that good. There is little to no head and for a wheat I would expect a nice full white head.
Smell - There is a powerful spice smell and is very welcoming to the nose.
Taste - There is a fruity lemon? spicey taste to this beer. It's got a bitter taste to it also.
Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is average, not too much excitement when it hits every part of my mouth.
Drinkability - This is a beer that I could drink on average, it has a refreshing feeling to it and the taste is great. Overall this is a good beer.
03-09-2004 23:32:16 | More by Razor
3.2/5 rDev -15.3%
Poured into a Pint glass with good head and very minimal lacing. Bottle Date: 02/24/09.
Smell is fruity spiced, but overall weak for this style.
Taste was also a let down. I almost thought I was drinking a Hefeweizen, not a wit.
I wish I had the chance to drink the old Austin version, I heard good things about it back then. But I would say it was overated if it was anything like this.
10-27-2008 23:26:43 | More by whoneeds8
3.28/5 rDev -13.2%
Appearance: So far dead on as far as appearance looks like a hazy glass of lemonade with a big fluffy white very carbonated at that head leaves behind thick full patches of lace. Aroma: Sharp spritzy sweetness from the malted wheat with the coriander, zest, and yeast driven citrus like tones all there classic aromatics much like the original witbier. Taste: However varies a bit much more pronounced tartness with a creamy slightly chalky yeast profile lightly hopped in the finish with citrus and the coriander coming to play on the palate. Mouthfeel & Drinkability: Extreme carbonation tickles the back of the throat lighter bodied session ale made to be drank in number as refreshing summer brew, nice.
12-16-2003 02:00:43 | More by WVbeergeek
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
Pours a chunky white head over a hazy honey-infused light straw colored body. Head recedes fairly quickly, but leaves some fairly hefty bands of lace. Aromas of coriander, earth and a faint trace of citrus. A bit musty too. Spicy flavorcitrus, more pronounced coriander and pepper , and a dollop of earth for good measure. Quite acidic. A touch of yeast as well. A crisp, yet quite light, mouthfeel with moderate to high carbonation.
Crsip and refreshing as a good wit should be. The body was a bit light even by with standardsalthough that could increase its refreshment value during lawnmower season.
04-05-2006 00:39:34 | More by Shovelbum
4/5 rDev +5.8%
The beer poured a hazy straw color with a crisp white head and solid lacing. The aroma of this beer is citrus (lemon, orange) and some spice notes. The taste is equally pleasing with definite lemon zesty taste and orange along with notes of corriander and wheat. The body is rather light but the active carbonation in the body makes the mouthfeel solid and a wonderful summer brew. This is one of my favorites for the summer and tailgating at a game.
07-25-2006 02:17:58 | More by ggaughan
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
Getting toward the end of summer, so I figured I should try this one out before it goes away till next year.
Pale golden color, not much head to speak of.
Variety of aromas to start, I really need to get one of those kits so I can place the aromas better. I suppose it was clove or coriander. I thought maybe a bit of banana too.
Good wheater, a bit of citric tartness in the flavor which also adds a little bite on the tongue.
I really enjoyed this, and I'll be looking for more next summer, along with other examples of the style.
09-11-2006 23:23:32 | More by weasbri
3.63/5 rDev -4%
Pours out a hazy pineapple-juice yellow under a thin wispy head that leaves lace chains all around the glass.
Strong spice in the nose, and even bigger fruit (peach, pear). Not as subtly flowery as the best wits, but this does have the yeasty mineral quality of the style.
More mineral in the flavor, although not metallic or chemical. Fruit comes through strongly--peach and pear again, also citrus and crisp green apple. Some flowery elements, some doughy goodness, some light sweet spices. Metallic sheen comes back to haunt in the finish, and some fruity tartness, but the metallic element isn't overpowering or even all that off-putting.
Soft yet prickly...the mouthfeel achieves an interesting balance between the two, with light to medium body.
Interesting. Not a classic witbier in terms of flavor--something seemed to go astray here and go for a more universal Belgian golden/pale ale thing. For what it is, though, it's indeed refreshing and well-made.
11-21-2008 22:53:29 | More by Metalmonk
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
Another of the monthly offerings from the Microbrew of the Month Club, poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
Appearance: A slightly cloudy pale yellow with about 1/2 inch of white head that fades to a persistent lace.
Smell: Smells like a good witbier to me, with wheat malt, orange, and coriander.
Taste: Basically the same as the aroma, with all the ingredients in good balance A bit of sweetness at the end, lacking some of the yeast character that seems present in other wits, but still very good.
Mouthfeel: Body was on the lighter side, but not thin or watery. A pleasurable beverage with enough carbonation to augment the slightly thin texture a bit.
Drinkability: These are eminently quaffable, and I'm dissapointed I only got three in the box. An excellent beer whether you're planning on having one or several.
09-15-2008 23:51:47 | More by LordHammer
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
Prominent white colour, wheat sour and strong carbonation worked. Coriander and orange taste, some pepper and spiciness. fresh tasting though it's the Fall. Rounded with malt and smooth and drinkable. Light-medium mouthfeel. Tangy acidic aftertaste, drying.
10-31-2005 03:19:01 | More by Sammy
3.1/5 rDev -18%
A - Light gold in color. Not a clear beer by any means, slightly cloudy. You can still see through the glass but just slightly. Good head at pour, but subsides very quickly leaving lacing on the glass.
S - Great Belgian beer smell, exactly what I would expect from a Belgian white.
T - Good flaver although there is a feeling of something missing which leaves a feeling of light on taste.
M - Good carbonation, but a lighter beer than expected.
D - Average, overall this is just a typical Belgian white.
01-06-2011 03:43:41 | More by RonJon24
4/5 rDev +5.8%
A - Cloudy honey/butterscotch coloerd brew with a 2 finger head of bone white solid foam. Nice lacing. Head disapears entirely after a few minutes.
S - Smells dirty and grassy like a fresh meadow in the spring. Banana peel, green leaves, spices, a twang of wheat scent tickles my nose hairs (which, according to my girlfriend, need trimming).
T - Sweet and lively wheat with lots of doughy yeast and spices. Green, leafy, and very pleasant.
M - Medium bodied and slick. Moderately dry green finish with a nice carbonation sting on the tongue.
D - Very good drinkability. I will return to this brew again, and this time I will buy more than one.
11-14-2006 20:33:50 | More by pmcadamis
Celis White from Michigan Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.