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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3479   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Opaque, cloudy yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Very pleasing to the eye! No lacing.
Sweet and sour comes through in the aroma. Lots of yeast and bread too. Coriander really comes out as the beer approaches room temperature.
Spicy and crisp at the start. Lots of coriander in the middle. With a nice tart and spicy finish. I love Belgian wheats!
Very highly carbonated like a sparkling wine. Could use a bit more in the body and mouthfeel but theflavors more than compensate. Classic beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
Hoegaarden is (in the UK at least) VERY expensive, and although it is EXCELLENT it doesn't justify the typical price tag of £3 a pint.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tpoid (25) - USA - JUL 11, 2003
The label is true to its contents: white cloudy color. Head a little to thick to my liking. Very carbonated, very spicy. Left a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Nothing exceptional.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
Nice yellow cloudy color with a nice white head. Taste is citrus and spices. Overall a decent wit.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lazicn (1) - CANADA - JUL 3, 2003 does not count
Interesting beer. First time I had Hoegaarden, was amazed by the glass :) Thick head, strong citrus and spice aroma. Had a taste that is fairly polar - either you will really like this beer, or find it revolting. Fortunately, most like it. Orange and coriander are the dominant flavors. Much better draft than bottle, but I may have got a bad bottle. Avail at LCBO in Ontario.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Cloudy very pale, nice frothy lace. Citrus yeasty aroma. Flavor is smooth, yeasty, citrus, and spicy. The spicey coriander realy comes out as it warms and it is much beter. Finish is dry and spicy, quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Billowing white cream; hazy, pale lemon hue. Fried bananas served with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon; oatmeal with stone fruits. Brief malts give to tangy acids; coating wheat lingers into a bright lemon zest finish. Well attenuated yet creamy; drying with fluffy carbonation.

Smooth and safe with tangy acids and intriguing spice.

33 cl bottle, best before 20/07/2009.

Pours very cloudy, pale yellow with an average frothy head. Smells very spicy to the point of exclusion of other smells. So it’s not much to see or smell. Tastes like yummy-refreshing wheaty-bananas. Very light feeling; watery, with very active carbonation. Finish is short and clean, a little more bitter than the start.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Very pale and very cloudy. Big foamy head. Rings of lace. Citrus/perfumy aroma. Very light and refreshing. Notes of perfume, citrus, and clove. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 Okay re-done and much better. Maybe my palate is getting better these days. Sweet, citrus flavor. Nice head with a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
If this is coriander and orange why doesn't it taste like Sunshine from New Belgium. I taste banana.


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