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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: 3606   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
This naturally fermented, cloudy white beer has a great, light taste that belies its colour. Spanner.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2004
aromas of coriander orange yeast fresh cooked bread. the head was substantial the slowly fades to a thin layer on the surface. The color is a hazy straw. The flavor is creamy, orange with a slight coriander pepperiness. A little bit of wheat. It becomes thin and watery toward the end. There are better blanche bieres, although this beer is a good drinking beer and you can put away dozens.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This beer is for the loyalists only! Starts enigmatic and finishes the same!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltheadTim (2) - USA - FEB 16, 2004 does not count
This is a very aromatic, excellent representation of the Belgian Wit style. Cool and refreshing on a hot day, this will make you forget Hefeweizens and Wheat beers alike. Try it without the lemon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (840) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
This Belgian Wheat pours a cloudy light yellow with a brilliant white foamy head. Hoppy citrus aromas with cheesey yeast notes. Slight wine scent with a small amount of alcohol. Very round body, smooth with a slight carbonation. Flavours of dough, vanilla and ginger to finish. The palate is very smooth almost to the point of watery but it leaves behind a flavour of yeast and vanilla. Very smooth!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Cloudy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Nose of coriandor and orange zest. Light fruity taste with hints of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2004
This was the first time that I had this beer from the tap, and it was certainly an improvement on the bottled. Very tight white head, over a pale yellow cloudy beer. Aroma of wheat and a citrus-like tang, both of which were evident in the taste also. Seemed a little thin on the palate, but a very enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2004
bottled on tap: this is your classic witbier and probably the most popular in the style. i love the look almost white yellow with a thin head, i also like it in the hoegaarden tumbler that it is appropriately served in. like a thin hefeweizen or weissebiere. but more watered down and liter. crisp and snappy. great for hot summer days. easy to drink. me likes..

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - FEB 9, 2004
very pleasant aroma; very unusual color -very pale cloudy yellow with a thin white head; definite citrus taste; a little thin

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fly (1417) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - FEB 3, 2004
Presume it was this that brought my former boss in contact w/ Pierre Celis. As if you care. But you wouldn't care about my rating either, would you? This was a real learning experience fro me way back when. Thems was the days before Celis was brewing in Austin. And now they are no longer. And this beer lives on. And I still praise Pierre.


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