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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Hoegaarden, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3562   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3352) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a nice cloudy light golden color with a good strong head. Little bit of a spiced nose to it. Initial spicy taste that gives way to a sweetness and then to a nice smooth finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7347) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
This is still something of a classic, although seems to have lost a little character since becoming part of the giant Interbrew empire. Perhaps less spices in the mix? Or it it just psychological. Whatever, it is still a zingy refreshing beer and was to become a great standby in days to come in Belgium when palates were becoming a little jaded with powerful sweeter brews and needed some cleansing (water, of course, being out of the question). Draught, Eurostar Rail Terminal, Waterloo, London, September 2003.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Good for a witbier, but no matter how much I try I just can't get into weizens.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I guess I really should pour a German Hefe in an other glass at the same time as this so I can figure out what the difference between a wit and a hefe is. This tastes like a middling hefe, albeit a little drier and more peppery in the finish. Decent, drinkable beer, especially during the hot time of year.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Cloudy straw color,small white creamy head that lasted for a decent time and left a nice lace behind.Nice wheat aroma with a decent fruit presence,lemon grass,and a nice amount of spice coming through as well.The flavor is wheaty and mildly fruity with a decent spice coming on.The feel is pretty light with a generous amount of carbonation.The finish is mildly sweet and sour with a light spice.I guess IMO this is nothing special,just an oevrly weak brew with little real flavor but,it does have atleast one nice quality which would be that it is fairly drinkable and would make a nice summer brew.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
steview (1016) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 28, 2003
draft. typical hazy pale appearance, blah blah blah not to say it looks bad though. sweet creamy wheat with spice, citrus and floral, dry subtle bitter finish - dies fast though, so there's really no finish... ya know it keeps you from not drinking it ;o) didn't sense much sour, but otherwise it's smooth and available. not too complex and not too simple. just lovely. i'm glad it's so known and available. the beer is great. had this in a smoky bar, i wish to re-rate so i can tighten up what i remember sensing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lizabeth (360) - east falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 28, 2003
Cloudy pale yellow with a puffy white head that reminded me of meringue. The primary aroma is lemon and coriander, but there are subtle hints of peach, vanilla and bergamot. Taste is a marvelous blend of fruit and spices; lemon, banana, peach, orange, coriander, vanilla and clove-they're all there. Mouthfeel is rich smooth and creamy. The Belgian White all others of the style aspire to.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kathouse (916) - Nevada, USA - DEC 26, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2004 A refreshing brew for those hot summer days. Color is a cloudy yellow reminiscent of lemonade, but with a nice white foam. Aroma is mild and fruity without being overbearing. Nice citrus flavorings with good hop balance. Finish is clean with no bitterness. A well rounded beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EdPaulsen (117) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 25, 2003
great from the draft, cold in a big glass. especially in the summer. cool translucent yellow. very citrusy with no thick malt or citrus hops. girls will like it too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 22, 2003
Bottle - Hazy white brew with a nice white foamy head with good retention. Aroma of coriander is strong but pleasant. Body is medium and good have been a bit stronger. Very refreshing beer for those hot summer days.


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