Celis White | Celis Brewery Inc.

BA SCORE
89
very good
21 Ratings
Celis WhiteCelis White
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Celis Brewery Inc.
Texas, United States
celis.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-17-1999

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
21
Reviews:
5
Avg:
4.56
pDev:
9.65%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 21 |  Reviews: 5
Reviews by BKotch:
Photo of BKotch
5/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Gone, gone, gone. Miller has brought infinite shame upon itself for shuttering the Celis Brewery. Last summer, there were rumors floating around that the Celis family was going to buy it back, but no further word on that. This beer was the absolute model for the Belgian wit style (Pierre Celis, after all, resuscitated the Hoegaarden Brewery before he sold it to Interbrew) and at under $6 a six-pack, it's the greatest bargain in all of beerdom. RIP.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jason
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Presentation: 12oz brown. Freshness date clearly marked.

Appearance: Has the same look as freshly squeezed lemonade (pale and cloudy w/o pulp), but with a thin, sticky white head.

Smell: Tart, horse and spice aromas are all present and balanced in the nose.

Taste: An up-front sour/lemon zest flavour followed by slight notes of light grain, with mild hints of orange and coriander, dominate. Peppery and herbal flavours lay beneath and travel the palate, along with a tartness, to the end.

Notes: We can't remember ever tasting a better American made White beer other than Allagash (ME).

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Photo of valkyre65
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of rastaman
4.03/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of the best white beers i've tried, very sliky smooth with am appetizing, zingy, clovey, citrusy flavour, in the overall scheme of beer, theres not much of a muchness when it comes to the body and flavour, but its palate covering stuff, and has pretty easy drinkability, which makes it quite versitile in terms of session drinking and having it as a complimet to food.

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Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of pbnagel
4.6/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A wonderful Wit Bier. Sadly the supplies are disappearing
from stores since Miller shut the brewery down

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Photo of eye2
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of frank4sail
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

... we have really lost a quality beer... and it is impossible to find a replacement .. there are too few wit beers to begin with! If you find some .. have a few for me..

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Photo of bozodogbreath
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jcalabre
4.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I dearly miss the Celis brewery in Austin, Texas. I loved their white beer. This beer is the 'classic' of the 'white beer' style. Crisp, opaque, refreshing citrus notes, spicy. This style isn't for everyone, but on a warm day, it's a great brew to have

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of nmann08
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Rando23
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Broohaa
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of LambicKing
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of chapcat
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of deldad
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of RoryOMoore
3.5/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of Reagan1984
4.5/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of hardy008
5/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of Giantspace
4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

Celis White from Celis Brewery Inc.
4.56 out of 5 based on 21 ratings.
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