Celis White - Michigan Brewing Company
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3.5/5 rDev -7.4%
A beer I have wanted to try for sometime that just showed up in the most run down liquor store in town. I only stopped to take a look because there was a "Under New Management" banner at the store.
In the glass this is a pale cloudy yellow beer with a white head a little dark for a Witbier.
The smell is sweet and spicy with a big bitter orange aroma and a smattering of other spices. Hard to pick the scents apart except for the big citrus aroma.
The taste begins sweet and spicy with a good orange taste to this. Spices are there but mostly this reminds me of vanilla. Decent wheat malt taste definitely on the sweet side.
Mouthfeel is OK.
An OK Witbier but not as good as Wittekerke in my opinion.
04-01-2007 01:50:07 | More by Zorro
3.15/5 rDev -16.7%
Poured from the bottle into a Hoegarden style glass.
Appearance is pretty decent. Head is tight bubbled with a real small bubbled foamy white head. Body is a typical cloudy lemon yellow and gray, but the head leaves some minimal lacing and a decent puck throughout drinking.
Nose is distinctly buttery with a small wheat chew fairly pleasant but sort of faulty.
Taste is chewy sweet with a sugar sense. Palate texture feels solid and fine, but grain and wheat angle seems a bit burried. Citrus angle seems strangely artificial if not totally non existent.
Overall a mild buttery but also overly sweet Witbier that is missing wheat backbone and a citrus angle.
10-14-2011 01:24:58 | More by smakawhat
4.25/5 rDev +12.4%
Appearance: Hazed lemon yellow sun. Medium sized dirty white head. The stick is pretty good. Retention nice as well.
Aroma: Wheat tanginess, a little tart character and some subtle, yet evident, spicing. Some nice fresh yeastiness here too. Quite the nice nose.
Taste: Tart, spicy, refreshing. Nice doughy yeastiness here on the palate as well.
MF/DK: The carbonation gives a spritzy feel to the beer. Light-medium body. Flavorful and quite drinkable. Good Lawnmower Beer.
05-15-2007 02:29:32 | More by Bighuge
British Columbia (Canada)
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
Picked up from the brewery (a few months ago, but it's been kept at 45F).
A: Wonderful hazy straw appearance. A fizzy, yet somewhat fluffy, slightly off-white head. Not much retention, but it leaves a little lace.
S: Some wild, tart aroma with a little spicy, somewhat phenolic character. Lemon. There's a good amount of aroma (especially for its weight), but personally, I don't find it overly inviting.
T: The balance is slightly tart. Clove, a little corriander, slight pineapple, some yeasty flavour (mostly metallic, slightly earthy), noticable wheat (not much malty flavour). Considering its weight, there's quite a bit going on here!
M: Light body, quite dry, a little silk, moderate carbonation, prickly, a little acidic.
D: Good thrist quencher. I could see having this for brunch. The tartness ruins the sessionability for me though.
05-27-2006 01:19:40 | More by Derek
3.53/5 rDev -6.6%
The beer after dislodging it self from the 12 ounce brown bottle sets in the glass a crystal clear gold color, the head smallish and bright white, the texture semi-creamy with the lace a thin velum like sheet. Nose is citrus crisp, sweetly malt with a trace of wheat, start is quite sweet, nice grain profile, and the top is light in its feels to the palate. Finish is prickly in its acidity, the hops apropos to the style. I suppose it is a good representative to the original, but its hard to beat a brewing icon like Peter Celis, well at least in my humble opinion.
07-04-2004 18:04:37 | More by Gusler
3.63/5 rDev -4%
Poured from a 12oz bottle, pale golden orange color, mostly clear with just a little haze, almost no head. I think the smell is more German weisse than Belgian wit, not as much coriander or orange or yeast as I expected. Still good aromas but not quite what I expected based on my memory of the Celis-brewed beer from TX. The taste is Americn wheat / German weisse, not wit (same as aromas). Refreshing and light bodied, a very good summer beer that misses the mark of the style for me.
03-22-2009 21:18:10 | More by TurdFurgison
4.13/5 rDev +9.3%
And for the hat trick of the night…..meaning my third and final bottle of healing from my hockey game is Celis White from Michigan Brewing Company…..An authentic Belgian-style wheat beer. The color is a very cloudy (un-filtered) yellow with razor thin white head. The nose provides hints of spice, orange, and touch of clove. WOW….this might be the best Belgium beer I have ever tasted. Very subtle with the clove, spice and citrus….this isn’t bad…..and coming from a guy that really isn’t a fan of Belgium styles. The subtle taste helps to keep the mouthfeel at a nice level. I think I could survive a SESSION of this beer. Not too shabby!!!
04-18-2011 23:36:41 | More by WoodBrew
3.9/5 rDev +3.2%
A - Pours a hazy yellow color not clear by any means with at least an inch of white foamy head.
S - Smells of orange and coriander with a nice yeast smell.
T - Well it's good. I get a nice orange and yeast with a bit of lemon and coriander. Flavor is light and refreshing.
M - Light and drinkable.
D - I was impressed by this. Low 3.9% abv with full flavor means very successionable. Price of a sixer is reasonable too at 10 bucks a sixer. Would drink again.
02-09-2011 03:29:18 | More by DrDemento456
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a cloudy golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of oranges and spices. Taste is good, again oranges and spices, some grains. Feels full bodied in the mouth and is very drinkable. Overall this is a high quality beer.
09-15-2010 16:02:26 | More by tone77
4.05/5 rDev +7.1%
Bummer this one is not as rich and flavorful as the old Austin Celis, I wasnt able to fully appreciate how great it was while in college...anyway, this one aint bad though!
Appears a hazy yellow color and a heavy pour yields a thin, large bubbled head that fades to a sheen rapidly.
Plenty of delicious smells in this brew. The obvious coriander and orange peel are most prominent, but of note is the softening and roundness of them here. Also has some bready and biscuity notes and something that hints at soapiness and cantaloupe.
A veritable party of flavors in the mouth - tart, sweet, spicy and sour. Nice blend of refreshing and full body characteristics.
I'm a sucka for a good wit, and while this one is not as good as it's predecessor, it is still a really good beer...especially for our 12 month summers here.
01-09-2009 19:19:12 | More by twiggamortis420
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Clear pineapple juice yellow with a firm starchy white capping of half an inch height. Fades slowly to a large collar and whisps of spotty lacing are minimal across the glass.
Aroma is sticky of lemon coated soft breads with a stint of banana and clove.
Taste is crisp and tangy upfront with a quick tangle of the tongue with a danse of firm lemon and snappy wheat. Just past midway it gets a smoother envelopement of creamier wheat and banana tones. Ends with another tang of returned lemon and wheat. Quite tangy, rich, and bouncy overall.
Feel is about medium with a strong tang of lemony wheatyness that really grabs hold for good length. Snappy, smooth, and tangy rich with a certian ease to its glide.
A pretty decent Wit. Surprisingly lengthy with a good tone and body of tang. Drinks down just fine.
05-29-2008 02:23:19 | More by tavernjef
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
Nice drinking whit....a lot of spicing (cloves/corriander) in the aroma along with some orange peel..the taste is also big on the spcies and fruity orange peel and orange juice....citrus components stand out...
Another good drinker although I enjoyed their hefe a little better..solid but not special
03-12-2008 05:09:58 | More by ZAP
4.03/5 rDev +6.6%
A: Pours a slightly hazy straw/yellow. A large pillowing and fluffy head forms a sticks around for a bit. Light lace is left behind.
S: Musky and funky hey aroma. Some yeast, banana, and citrus aromas.
T: Banana and clove with some citrus flavors. Some doughy malt. Not very complex, but enjoyable.
M/D: A medium body. Well carbonated and creamy. A very easy witbier to drink. This is something that I could session.
A really good Witbier. I am usually not a fan of this style, though I if I had more of this quality that would change. I wish I could of tried this when it was the Celis Brewery in Austin though.
10-19-2008 01:32:28 | More by champ103
3/5 rDev -20.6%
An average white beer. This beer poured a translucent colour with a pretty nice, white, cap of foam on top. It had the aromas of citrus (orange), yeast, candy sugar, and curacao. It tastes a lot like Hoegaarden but it was little too heavy on the citrus flavors for my taste. The mouthfeel was pretty creamy and smooth but a bit thin as well and the drinkability was marred by the taste.
Cheers to Morris729 for the sample!
05-22-2003 22:18:00 | More by francisweizen
4/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a light, seethru orange with small head and little carbonation. A good lemon zest along with other citric fruit smells (orange, banana peel) and some clove and minor pepperiness. Orange and lemon combine with some clove and pepper with wheat and some sweet malts for a relatively medium-bodied wit that also contains a little hop prickle on the backend. Goes down smooth and creamy with mild sweetness, and holds true to the style. Not the best wit I've had, but still pretty good.
11-09-2008 03:10:13 | More by clayrock81
3.98/5 rDev +5.3%
Dark hazy wiezen gold with a decent but short-lived white head.
Smells of strong wheatmalt. White pepper and light citrus fruit. Nothing exceptional, but I do like a nice wheatmalt smell. Distinct white wine yeast comes through as it warms.
Tastes firm but smooth, if that makes any sense. Orange peel, white pepper, cloves, and lemons. Ends on a very refreshing, fruity note. Nice.
Not as smooth and creamy (and flavorful) as a good wiezen, nor as firm and fizzy as a nice sessiony white. This falls somewhere in between, and while it's nice and all, I kind of wish I would figure out what it was trying to be. Still, you get an awful lot of flavor for a beer that's under 4.0, and at 6 bucks a sixer it's a pretty damn good deal.
01-28-2007 07:19:45 | More by mynie
3.6/5 rDev -4.8%
This beer pours a cloudy pal yellow color. The head is one inch in height, and recedes rather quickly into thin lacing. The aroma is of orange peel with a hint of coriander, and is quite vibrant. The taste is a bit mellower than th aroma. There is still a lot of orange peel, but the coriander seems to be a bit covered up. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, this is a nice witbier. I could certainly drink this again on a hot summers day.
01-30-2008 18:20:42 | More by KarlHungus
4.47/5 rDev +18.3%
Pale gold body--a bit darker than other examples--with slight haze. Sticky, gauzy white head that laces well. Candied wheat malt on the nose with freshly ground coriander, orange peel, lemon zest, and delicious yeastiness. Very aromatic and inviting.
Rich wheat malt with notes of toffee, wheat bread, and candied banana. Coriander and citrus zest come in nicely. Medium-bodied with refreshing carbonation. Very nice witbier!
09-06-2007 22:29:13 | More by alexgash
3.68/5 rDev -2.6%
Sampled on tap at Red Bones.
This white poured a cloudy, yellow color with white foam that settled. The smell was yeast and citrus with a very light sweetness. The taste was citrusy (lemon) with flavors off yeast, wheat, light sugar, and very, very faint spices. The mouthfeel was smooth though a bit tart with medium body and good carbonation. The lemony citrus flavor dominated the finish. This was an OK witbier.
07-05-2004 21:51:47 | More by UncleJimbo
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
4.33/5 rDev +14.6%
poured a cloudy light amber color with modest white head that was retained throughout the glass. The smell is strong of spices and corriander and excites the nose. Taste is fantastic and really pleases the mouth. Aftertaste is superb with a slight dryness. Great drinking beer.
07-30-2005 02:03:05 | More by tgbljb
3.88/5 rDev +2.6%
Celis White is a hazy, straw color with a good level of carbonation. The head is large, sticky, and ultra-white. The aroma is spicy and yeasty, with clove and coriander smells standing out. A sip starts with an initial bite of yeast flavor, somewhat clove-like, with a good level of an almost lemony spice flavor. Coriander is definently in the mix, but some sweeter spice is also present. The underlying wheat body occaisionally makes itself known and adds another layer to a tasty beer. This probably isn't the best wit I've had, but the style is well-represented with no complaints from me.
07-29-2005 03:08:33 | More by Gagnonsux
Celis White from Michigan Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.