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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3817   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JakeFr5150 (23) - Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2004
Iíve been eyeballing this brew for a few weeks at the grocery now, so I picked up a sixer of it last night. Glad I did - It was about as I expected it to be. Basically, it is a much better Blue Moon. Pours a decent golden color with a peculiar haze, which definitely fits their claim of being unfiltered. The head is a nice yellowish white creamy pillow. It didnít last too long though - not sure if it was how I poured it or if it does this anyway. You can definitely smell the citrus in this stuff. The taste is very light orange w/ spice, a refreshing change from the overly fruity Blue Moon. Goes down smooth and leaves no funky aftertastes. Honestly, the only negative part of this brew is the cost. I guess if I am going to spend $8.49 for a sixer, I grab Anchor Steam Beer instead. Definitely a nice change of pace though. Highly recommended if you are hankering for a slightly sweet brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2004
Draught. Elephant & Castle Pub in Grove City, PA. I had a hell of a time finding this one on the site. Forgot that there were two "aís" in Hoegaarden. Poured extremely light colored and very hazy with a small but sturdy head that laced the glass well. Nice aroma of sour hay and citrus lemon that mixed quite well. My wife looked away from the bar and it was gone. Easy quaffing beer that seems to mix things together very well. Some spices in the nose (must be coriander and orange peel) and those flavors come through in a nice light way. Although this beer has very little body, it seems to fit the taste. Although I am an admitted hophead, I really do enjoy a good Belgian Witbier as well. Nicely done.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mooncheese999 (8) - USA - DEC 9, 2004 does not count
This is a beer that taste good. You could give it to a child and they probably would like it. Normally Iím into bitter nasty beer that gives me the false impression that Iím manly...but this stuff is just so pleasant. It gos down incredibly smooth, the scent is pleasing, and the after taste is mild. A very unique flavor(well...except for blue moon which rips this beer off). If youíre drinking with a chick who normally doesnít like beer....have her try this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2005 Pours very pale with a huge head. Decent aroma of coriander and orange peel. Flavor starts off good, but ends watery--after itís gone you donít know it was there at all. Not bad, not special. Rerate: better than before. Still ends watery, but there is an aftertaste. And the drinkability canít be beat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jtw (1138) - farmington, Michigan, USA - DEC 5, 2004
interesty hazy lemony look--looks like carbonated lemon juice. light mild aroma, citrus and sugar. flavor is very neutral with a superbly drinkable mouthfeel--practically drinks itself. the best wit iíve had.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwik-lime (1461) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 4, 2004
Didnít find this anything that special, easy-drinking with a hint of fruit, but overall didnít seem that exciting and I feel it may be a touch over-rated.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BennyTicklez (621) - USA - DEC 3, 2004
Pours thin yellow with no head. Aroma is weak. Taste is orange, soapy and watery. Belgian whites are gross. I am sorry to say, but they are. No hop flavor at all. Gross tart aftertaste.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
FtWorthBrew (105) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2004
Frothy and bubbly blonde in the glass. Not alot of character here. Very standard tasting beer. I still havenít found a white I really like.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Dorqui (2127) - Brescia, ITALY - NOV 22, 2004
Clear, yellow straw-like. Foam of good duration. Veiled and elegant aspect.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Hazy blonde appearance, decent enough flavor, but I found it lacking, when compared to other fine witbiers I have had. Very pleasant Aroma, fruity wheat. Overall, good, but not great.


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