Celis White
Michigan Brewing Company

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Michigan Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
Wheat Beer - Witbier
3.77 | pDev: 13%
May 21, 2019
Oct 27, 2002
Very Good
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4 by jewellrunner from Missouri on May 21, 2019
3.13 by nmann08 from Virginia on Jan 05, 2019
3.75 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Dec 15, 2015
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4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by pat61 from Minnesota

L: Hazy straw under a white 1” foam cap that takes 3 minutes to reduce to 1/3 its original size. S: Fruit, spice, some banana, citrus and light grains. T: Fruit and spice, citrus, orange, coriander some light sweetness. F: Light and refreshing with above average carbonation. O: a classic wit that is easy to drink.

Nov 16, 2015
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3.19/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by shanegatter from Ohio

Little cloudy but has a nice lite crisp taste most of the fruity beers have but without the fruit, Yay

Aug 09, 2015
3.75 by Petegrieco from Massachusetts on Aug 02, 2015
3.75 by IckyT2012 from Florida on May 10, 2015
4.43 by BryanMCorrigan from Massachusetts on Apr 25, 2015
4.09 by Mambajahamba from Michigan on Mar 28, 2015
4.26 by Nhoelzen from Arizona on Feb 17, 2015
3.66 by Spaceman_Jer from Colorado on Feb 03, 2015
3.32 by hopley from Massachusetts on Feb 03, 2015
4.35 by DempsC from Illinois on Dec 18, 2014
3.75 by HardyA from Michigan on Dec 07, 2014
3.75 by Jame515 from Texas on Dec 04, 2014
3.25 by BeerSnobery from Ohio on Dec 02, 2014
4 by Chilly_E from Arizona on Aug 26, 2014
4 by dandelin from Korea (South) on Jul 27, 2014
4.25 by bearbreak from Korea (South) on Jul 11, 2014
2.5 by beernads from Florida on Jan 05, 2013
4.5 by vanillacokaine from Indiana on Dec 21, 2012
3.5 by cliff1066 from Virginia on Dec 17, 2012
4 by RBorsato from Virginia on Nov 06, 2012
4.25 by t0rin0 from California on Oct 28, 2012
3 by jaidenjb from Ohio on Oct 13, 2012
4 by ToMakeEndsMeet from Texas on Aug 28, 2012
3.25 by Kerrie from Michigan on Aug 25, 2012
3 by Brubaker from Virginia on Aug 06, 2012
3 by Rando23 from California on Jul 22, 2012
3.75 by deleted_user_127363 from Canada (QC) on Jun 24, 2012
4 by bbadger from Texas on Jun 24, 2012
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4.15/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by GRPunk from Michigan

I can't believe I haven't reviewed this beer. With the recent closing of MBC's main facility, I'm glad I was able to pick up a bottle. Who knows what will happen to this fine brew?

Bottle etched (07/28/12)poured into a Hoegaarden hex glass.

A- Beautiful for the style. 1-finger white head sustains at a thin film throughout. The body was a hazy pale/straw color with moderate carbonation. A later yeast swirl adds to the haze/cloudy body. Really good stick left on the glass.

S- Nice and sweet. At first I imagine lifting the lid from the mash to inhale the wheaty goodness. Citrus, hints of peppery spice. Lemon becomes more prominent later.

T- Lovely and delicate. A solid dose of citrus (lemon/orange zest) and spice (grains of paradise, black pepper, corriander?). Black peppery without the bite. Malts are cracker-like. Clean finish.

M- Fairly light bodied. Lemony flavor helps to dry the finish.

O- Crisp and refreshing. Great summer beer. I can drink more than a couple in a sitting. The bonus is that I can share it with my wife.

I really hope somebody can continue with the recipe and name (especially locally). It's too good a back story to end with the closing of MBC's main brewery.

Jun 17, 2012
3.5 by wilkinswesley from Texas on Jun 12, 2012
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3.62/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by gpogo from California

A- Light cloudy straw yellow body with a small white head. Lots of carbonation.

A- Light sweet aroma with lemon. There is a definite sour tartness.

T- Light sweet tart flavor. Light lemon and no noticeable corriander flavor. A bit light on flavor.

M- Light body and high carbonation. Very smooth drinking.

D- Pleasant beer, but a bit light on flavor. I am more partial to a heavy coriander flavor.

Jun 05, 2012
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3.59/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3
by MCDuhamel from Ohio

Poured into a weizen glass. Pours a very pale straw, hazy, effervescent very light. The one inch white head collapses to a thin foam quickly, leaving moderate lacing. Coriander and lemon on the nose. Coriander dominates the flavor, with lemon zest and a bit of wheat toward the middle; the finish is lemon rind. A bit sweet. Very quaffable; light bodied. Seems a tad heavy on the spices to me.

Jun 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by charlzm from California

Consumed at Steingarten, Los Angeles, CA on February 25th, 2012.

Beer is a clear, lemony yellow with a fine, one finger white head. Moderate sheeting.

Aromas of banana, lemon, coriander.

Palate follows nose with addition of some grassiness. No bitterness.

Well carbonated, some prickle on tongue.

Goes down smooth and easy; a great hot weather beer.

Jun 03, 2012
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3.31/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by UCLABrewN84 from California

Bottle date of 5/12/12.

Pours a murky yellow with a 1 inch foamy white head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of grain, celery, lettuce, and spices. Definitely some weird aromas going on here. Taste is of grain, yeast, spices, and a very slight vegetal flavor but nothing like the smell. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer flavor wise but the aromas of leafy vegetables are definitely quite odd.

Jun 01, 2012
4 by zchops from Michigan on May 17, 2012
4 by Piason from California on May 11, 2012
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