Celis White - Michigan Brewing Company
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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
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
4.08/5 rDev +7.9%
A - Pale cloudy dark orange color. White head fades to a film, thicker around the edges. Little to no lacing.
S - Fruity yeasty banana scent, with some earthy wheatstalk notes.
T/M - Starts out with a crisp carbonation hit, medium consistency, flavor is creamy with sweet yeast. As carbonation flattens out the yeast flavor becomes more earthy, bready, with a nice banana flavor.
D - Overall very easy drinking with a low alcohol content. I would recommend this.
09-03-2007 00:13:13 | More by umustdrink
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
While in Cincinnati for the National Homebrewers Conference, I stopped by Jungle Jim's and found this long lost old friend. I lived in Austin when Pierre Celis opened his brewery and it was my favorite beer. Thanks, Miller, for killing it.
A - Pours up golden yellow with a thin white head. Somewhat hazy, but mostly clear.
S - Some citrus aroma with spice
T - Sweet citrus dominates, with some spice in the background. Finished sour. I had forgotten how sour this was. I thought it was a sweeter beer.
M - Mouthfeel is good.
D - I really like this beer and could easily work my way through the whole six-pack. Very drinkable.
06-20-2008 21:38:17 | More by hiikeeba
3.4/5 rDev -10.1%
12 oz.bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow with a minimal head that faded quickly. Smell is of spices, black pepper, and lemons. Has a refreshingly tart, bitter sweet lemony wheat malt taste. A good brew to buddy up with after mowing the lawn on a hot afternoon.
09-16-2004 04:19:05 | More by beerceller99
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Found this in Dallas, I thought these guys were out of business and remember when Miller screwed them up in the 90's.
Poured a light gold, with a bright white head. The smell is a very floral, banana cream. The taste was awesome, this is so smooth with the right amount of sweetness, but also a malty base.
This is a very drinkable, should be at 3.9%, but it goes down like candy, I highly reccommend this.
10-30-2009 05:32:19 | More by chickencoop
3.03/5 rDev -19.8%
Cloudy orangish beer with a shy head that runs away quite fast. Smell of cereals are very present with notes of fruits, banana and apples but some oranges smells are present.
At first when tasting it a weird taste of reminding me of cheese was present but this quickly dissapeared. A sour beer, cereal flavours, that ends with shy notes of fruits and hops
10-08-2005 05:40:56 | More by 3Vandoo
3.93/5 rDev +4%
Poured into a pilsener glass.
A half-inch white head crowned a medium yellow colored beer. No lacing to speak of.
Aromas typical of a witbier. Yeasty, orange and lemon, slightly musty aroma. No doubt you are drinking a Belgian-style beer.
Taste is good. Lemony orange flavors prevail. Slightly sweet but finishes with a nice clean palate. Middle of the road flavor for me. I've had some wit's that I liked better, and some worse.
Kind of watery mouthfeel, with plenty of carbonation. I guess with the low ABV it's to be expected. Nice clean finish.
Overall, very drinkable. Good session beer or one to have on a hot summer day.
09-25-2006 22:31:33 | More by doppelmeup
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
Hazy yellow-gold with a thick but quickly-gone white head. Clove spices seems to jump out more than any other odor. That "wheat beer banana" smell is present as well. But it doesn't tastes quite like a typical wheat. It tastes more like a La Fin Du Monde Belgian Tripel minus the warmth of the high alcohol. It's an easy drinking sweet beer. My wife likes it more than I do so I'll let her drink the other ones. I like my beer a little less sweet.
12-14-2007 22:13:03 | More by berserker256
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle
A - Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a thin white head; little retention
S - Coriander, a little bready (yeasty), and banana
T&M - Clove and coriander up front, a little lemon tartness as well. Slightly bready with a fluffy mouthfeel, and a light sour/tart left on the tongue after swallowing. Carbonation feels a little light; I generally feel witbier should be "zingier"
D - Easily sessionable, enjoyable on a spring or summer day.
Notes: A little off the style, IMHO, but not by much. There are better witbiers available, and this one is decent, but nothing worth seeking out.
05-06-2010 02:07:54 | More by ZeroSignal
4/5 rDev +5.8%
I like this. Appearance was a hazy yellow/clear with a one inch head that settled to a thin layer. Smell was a little citrusy and zesty. Taste was light and smooth with a bit of fruit and spice. Very refreshing. Medium mouthfeel and smooth-n-easy drinkablity. Give me a few of these while doing yardwork.
05-15-2009 01:36:53 | More by rdub
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
Poured from bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
A - Sort of a strange, watered-down lemonade color. A little sickly looking. A thick white head helps the appearance.
S - A nice floral scent.
T - Tastes like a Belgian, some definite wheat notes. Nice and light.
M - Good. Smooth and not much carbonation.
Summary - This was a nice surprise, picked it up in a custom six pack from World Market and wasn't real sure what to expect. It's a good Summer brew and interesting enough to drink w/o food. I may pick up a six pack.
08-02-2011 03:31:15 | More by ranger7
3.78/5 rDev 0%
This beer poured a very pale very cloudy yellow straw color. It had a very minimal head that did not linger. There was no lace. It had a very minimal aroma. The taste of the orange was nice and not strong. The carbonation was evident and stung the tongue. The beer itself was light but the tingling was quite evident. It was a very drinkable beer. I had a couple pints tonight and enjoyed both.
02-19-2003 20:06:23 | More by LarryKemp
4.18/5 rDev +10.6%
Even with a violent pour a small head was produced.Very cloudy appearnace with no head and spotty lacing. Very strong aroma with a ton of different smells, including banana and wheat with a yeast aroma. The color is a straw yellow. The mouthfeel has a strong bite to it. Doesnt lack in carbonation at all.The overly carbonated mouthfeel might take away from the creamy texture I love in Wheat beers. Could use more spices that make an authentic wheat beer. The bottle says Authentic Belgian-style Wheat Beer.It lacks in comaprison to some of the real Belgian Wheat beers i've had. I think they could do better. But not bad for an American beer.
12-06-2005 06:54:28 | More by kelticblood
3.48/5 rDev -7.9%
Strong Citrus flavor and aroma. This seemed more like sprite than beer. Nice thirst quencher, but I prefer my beer to taste a bit more like beer than 7up. Cloudy and pale yellow with moderate head and an almost overpowering orange aroma. Not something I would normally drink, but it can cool you off during the summer.
09-15-2003 07:13:27 | More by Sixpack595
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
4.43/5 rDev +17.2%
Appears a cloudy straw-yellow with some orange tint. Leaves a substantial head with decent retention and lacing.
Smells are exactly what you'd expect from a witbier -- wheaty yeasts, orange peel and coriander. Very pleasant and inviting -- it hits you right when you open the bottle. The taste is similar without as much of the coriander as in the smell. Very citrusy tanginess balanced out by a good dose of malty sweetness that isn't overpowering or cloying.
Pretty light-bodied feel with a snappy, refreshing crispness. Not the strongest beer in the alcohol sense but complex enough to hold your interest, making this a perfect summer session beer.
Possibly my favorite in this style, though I can only find it at one place around here, and they seem to only carry it during the late summer.
08-14-2007 13:38:55 | More by eberkman
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
I've had this one a few times, and really enjoy it a lot. It pours a soft off white/yellow, and seems much more yellow once it settles.
Smells much like it tastes, spicy and citrusy. It is a lot like Hoegaarden, though I would say the Celis White is a little spicier. You can taste fruit peels (orange and lemon), and it's well balanced.
Drinks like a wheat, maybe a bit smoother. Excellent choice.
01-11-2008 16:11:31 | More by ElGrecoVerde
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
Pours light yellow, lemonade is a good comparison. Doesn't have the white that I'm used to - this is more of just a yellowish beer. Head is white, and disappears nearly immediately. Nose is faint and full of citrus and wheat.
Taste is good, light in citrus, a nice balance of wheat. Pretty standard white beer, no Hoegaarden or Allagash, but not bad. Mouthfeel is light and easy to drink.
08-24-2011 02:04:07 | More by Jesstyr
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
12 oz bottle poured into tall pilsner glass. Added a few drops of water to remove the final yeast that had settled to the bottom of the bottle.
Appearance: Dark golden/light orange color, a good cloudiness from the yeast. Medium white head that faded rather quickly. Lots of bubbles streaming from the bottom.
Smell: Strong orange with a coriander background. A bit grainy, but not overpowering. Definitely yeasty. Great combination of aromas.
Taste: A really nice combination of orange tartness and sweetness. The finish is slightly bitter and a bit yeasty, bready. I really like the orange flavor throughout. Not overwhelming, but just enough to know it's there. The slight bitterness in the end sticks around for a while.
Mouthfeel: Feels about right for a witbier. Mostly clean.
Drinkability: Unfortunately, the lingering bitterness lasts a bit too long. Otherwise, this would be a perfectly drinkable beer.
06-05-2007 01:47:56 | More by psinderson
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
A- Pretty nice orange color that has alot of the white clear haze color to it. The head shows a 2 finger head, but a little too cola like.
S- Smells nice. It reminds me more of a tripel than a witbier. The coriander smell is strong, and the orange zest aroma you'd look a little bit for is not there.
T- Tastes nice though. It's a light tasting witbier, the orange flavor is there now, and the coriander is also there, but they go well together.
M- Super light bodied, making this an easy drinker.
O- It's super light folks, Sessionable all day long in the summer. Enjoyed this brew. probably a little lower on the calories too.
08-29-2011 00:14:48 | More by tykees88
2.88/5 rDev -23.8%
Paid 1.69 for a single. Appearance is straw yellow, almost transparent. Little haze. Not much head at all. Smell is classic witbier. Taste is a little winey, but otherwise captures the essence of Belgian witbier. Good honey and wheat. Mouthfeel is too fizzy, and too syrupy.
01-02-2007 23:06:20 | More by benmiliron
Celis White from Michigan Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.