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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3633   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
xsketchyx (184) - Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2004 My first white, lots of apple in the flavor, nice and refreshing, if not a little on the simple side.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alfredo (3) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2004 does not count
Nice white, long lasting head. looks like the honey wines from Ethiopia, and tastes like some of the native beers I have experienced in Africa. It shares the fruit flavor of honey wines. It is very smooth, and unlike other beers, doesn't mess up my stomach. I have an ulcer from anti arthritis medicine. Most beers hurt my stomach, this one doesn't. I recommend it not just for the aroma, Appearance flavor, and Palate. I recommend it because it doesn't hurt my tender stomach.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1008) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
I'm all mixed up in this review. She's pretty popular, but she's a tramp. Hazy sick straw yellow. Small bead, sticky carb. Nose is very mild of apples, yeast and some citric. The palate is as it should be for the style but really, really, really weak. Everything about this beer is washed out. The flavours have some bubblegum, soap, coriander, and a surprising amount of yeastiness. I had to look for residuals but hey. It looks like a genuine well crafted beer. It's pretty good for a macro. But you can't fool everyone. I'm upset to say, but it's quite a bit better than average. I also used to hate it. Cheers. Nice work.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
trmackenzie (1) - USA - MAR 23, 2004 does not count
A really delightful beer, though one that doesn't mix well with others without some serious palette cleansing in between.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Eructoblaster (3023) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 23, 2004
Pale cloudy body with nice creamy white head. Very pleasant citrus nose. Very sweet wheat flavor followed by a short bittersweet final. This is a good and easily available everyday Witbier.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Catharsis (9) - North London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2004 does not count
Bottled. A light, lemongrass aroma with a hint of yeast is the first thing to greet you as you draw the glass towards you. The head is fluffy, and if served at the right temperature, it lasts. The beer is a cloudy, pale yellow colour. As for the taste, I find this beer to be extremely smooth and soft for its type, although it does leave a tingle of carbonation on the tongue. Hints of lemon, citrus and a definate hint of corriander stand out in the flavour, with a very slight hint of caramel in the aftertaste. Not bitter at all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
willblake (2653) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2004
Pale (Coors light color, really) yellow, very clouded with yeast and carbonation and a big, two-finger, pure white head that lasts. A quite appealing beer to see, and the tasty floral, spice (coriander, clove), and citrus aromas waft off the head and perfume the air around me. I can't believe how many times I've walked past this stuff thinking it was nothing worth trying just because of nice packaging and good marketing. Huh. The body is crisp but the mouthfeel is full and soft, velvety almost. Nice fresh herbal flavors, crisply lemon-ish, but not much bitterness or tartness. Really nice, affordable, low ABV, easily quaffed, great with spicy foods, too. A nice surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
WastedYouthBrew (143) - Phila (Home of Geno's Steaks), Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2004
Not transparent at all, but its not water were talking about either. An enjoyed Belgian ale, very definitive in taste, this one has your taste buds pulling in every direction that’s possible. But as strange it is to follow up on that statement, its not an overwhelming taste either. Could engulf several of these in a nights time. Bought in the arcade mart, came with a free glass. Cheers!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
punkeedo (498) - Covington, Louisiana, USA - MAR 14, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2004 Definitely an interesting change from your normal lagers. My second favorite Weissbier (and, actually, my second to try). Somewhat watered down when compared to Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier, but for the price and availability, not a bad beer***On a second try (this time on tap), I have become somewhat more supportive of this beer. I still think that Ayinger Brau-Weisse is the best Weissbier out there (at least, that I've had), but this one is very good as well. Nice hoppy taste and great on tap--seems to have more flavor that way.***On a third go-round, it's still wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
warrior (213) - Mt. Wolf, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2004
Corriander, orange peel and yeasty aromas very good and fresh aromas, this beer isn't that old. Pale yellow and cloudy as it should be. Thick head and very effervesent, the haed lasted a long time. Yeasty and bread like flavors with a good orange flavor. The corriander flavor was mild at first but got stronger as I drank more. An excellent example of a witbeer, as it should be, it's the original.


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