Celis White
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

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Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.6 | pDev: 13.33%
Nov 25, 2019
Jan 06, 2003
Belgian version. For the US brewed version go here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/565/5222
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Reviewed by Gravy09

4.57/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
L – Hazy yellow color, fluffy white head that dissipates slowly and leaves lacing

S – Citrus, yeast, coriander, malt

T – Balanced elements of lemon, coriander, spice fruit, grain and wheat

F – Creamy, medium bodied and soft carbonation

O – This was the second witbier I had ever tasted back in the early '90's and I loved it. I knew that the brewery had been bought and it was being produced again but I couldn't get my hands on it where I currently live – until my friend moved to Austin TX. I immediately sent him money and had him ship a case to me. I was slightly anxious that it would taste different than I remembered or that I had “built it up” in my memory to be something so good that I was bound to be disappointed. Well, I need not have worried. Celis White is as wonderful as I remember it being. A truly great American witbier right up there with Allagash White. It's going to be very difficult making this case last for any appreciable amount of time. I wish someone would distribute it where I live.
Nov 25, 2019
Rated: 3.75 by bierfonteintje from Belgium

Sep 29, 2018
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Reviewed by REVZEB from Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
So all of the traditional belgian wit elements are here. Light cracker malts, lemon, belgian spices, dollop of wheat on the finish, but there is also a formaldehyde aftertaste that is foul. Not detectable on the nose, which is floral and lightly pleasant.
Sep 21, 2018
Rated: 3 by Dutchcraftbeergeek from Netherlands

Dec 18, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by HopBelT from Belgium

Aug 26, 2017
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Reviewed by SpongeHop from Belgium

3.37/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
L - straw-like, slightly opaque, sunny yellow that happens to look extremely pretty against a bright blue sky. White head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Very inviting and summery.
S & T - nice lemon zest and wheaty tartness. Slight generic pale ale maltiness, but not very sweet. The tiniest hint of banana.
F - nice and spritzy, almost soda-like. Does dry out the tongue a bit.

O - Not super duper complicated or refined beer, but a solid refreshment. Might as well be a replacement for a soda.

I'd recommend this one.
Aug 16, 2017
Rated: 2.96 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4.31 by jacknyr08 from New York

Apr 02, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by Red5StandingBy from Maryland

Oct 18, 2016
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. After dinner. Very pleasant aroma and taste, with just the adequate amount of coriander. Very refreshing and drinkable. A shame its too short bottle size
Apr 27, 2016
Rated: 3.49 by innominat from Ireland

Jan 24, 2016
Rated: 2.85 by MaSaiani from Brazil

Dec 15, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Nov 07, 2015
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Reviewed by TheManiacalOne from Rhode Island

3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
On-tap 10/4/2015 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, in Pawtucket, RI served in a tapered pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains wheat, some Belgian yeast, light caramelized malts, citrus and some spice.

T: The taste starts out with some tartness from flavors of citrus and wild Belgian yeast. Then some breadiness comes in from wheat and a thin malt character. The sweetness and the hops presence are mild but bring some balance. The after-taste is tart.

M: Crisp and smooth, light-to-medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, mild kick, good representation of style, this is a solid beer to drink for a while.
Oct 04, 2015
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Reviewed by PlutonowyManiek from Belgium

3.09/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Color: light yellow, straw, cloudy. At the large, white foam appears cloudy suspension.
Faint aroma, really feel the only wheat, until the time of consumption nose reaches the delicate scent of lemon peel.
Taste: here like in flavor, mainly wheat and lemon peel very gently with a distinctive oily.
Gentian minimum, citrus. Saturation medium very cool. Alcohol undetectable.
Beer very pleasant, although it may surprise delicacy of flavor and taste. What surprised me is the consistency, creamy, full and dense.
Sep 29, 2015
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.06/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Celis White has a thick, white head, a murky, yellow appearance, lots of powdery sediment throughout, and thin lacing left on the glass. Once the caked sediment is swished and poured in, this beer clouds up, considerably. The aroma is of sweet, white bread, coriander, banana, and other spices. Taste is of those elements, with bubble gum and low bitterness. Mouthfeel is light to medium, and Celis White finishes dry and easy going.
Sep 26, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Sep 17, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by Aisha from Massachusetts

Jul 04, 2015
Rated: 3.5 by hansavijaticar from Croatia (Hrvatska)

Jun 17, 2015
Rated: 3.96 by dcmchew from Romania

Apr 26, 2015
Celis White from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 86 ratings