Celis White | Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.

BA SCORE
83
good
79 Ratings
THE BROS
56
awful
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
Belgium
vansteenberge.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian version. For the US brewed version go here: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/565/5222

Added by Todd on 01-06-2003

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.66
pDev:
13.11%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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4.31/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.25/5  rDev +16.1%
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

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Photo of innominat
3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MaSaiani
2.85/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Hayley_86
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

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Photo of PlutonowyManiek
3.09/5  rDev -15.6%
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.

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Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.06/5  rDev +10.9%
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.
RJT

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Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Aisha
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hansavijaticar
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dcmchew
3.96/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rork
3.02/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Flounder57
3.85/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Served in a snifter at the Union Brewhouse in Weymouth.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a hazy pale yellow orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass. Frothy lacing down the glass as the beer was drank.

Smell: Vanilla, wheat, spices, yeasty esters, and green apple.

Taste: Vanilla, wheaty, pale malts, spicy, yeasty, green apple, and chewy characters.

Mouthfeel: Light bodied, smooth, crisp, refreshing, a little chewy, a little dry, and medium to high carbonation.

Overall: To be the first and original witbier made, I do have to say I enjoyed this beer quite a bit. Will look for more of this in the near future.

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Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
2.9/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -18%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of tjtjd
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of insanidade
4/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dandelin
3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Photo of GiaLvo
3.4/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bought in Belgium.
The beer description itself describes it as a fruit of the 500-year-old tradition of Hoegaarden brewing techniques. As a big fan and lover of Hoegaarden's amazing Witbier I agree, but must add that sadly real life isn't like Star Wars and the apprentice seldom becomes the master, especially when you're talking gastronomy. Therefore I must say that although it certainly takes on the Hoegaardeny taste the Celis White fails to develop an indendepent style or taste and ends up being a variation of the Hoegaarden, to whom one just has to prefer the original.
That being said it is a very good beer.
Appearing as a pale and faint whiteish color with a foamy and farly quick to disapper head, it introduces the drinker to a simple, refreshing and pleasant fruity taste.
The smell preludes to it with a vague fruity inspiration. It's easy on the palate and is an easy and nice beer to drink alone or with a meal.
3,50/5

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Celis White from Brouwerij Van Steenberge N.V.
3.66 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
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