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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3938   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Arayaga2 (1945) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 It looks like sparkling lemonade (and, in fact, it is often served with lemon), and smells spicy, almost gingery. The healthy carbonation adds to the spiciness, which has a effervescent corriander edge to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2005
Bottle: Pale yellow, typical nearly white color, hazy, huge fluffy white head, fairly attractive lacing.   Citrusy nose, not terribly strong, made up of corriander, orange peel, and wheat.   Pale corriander flavor on the tongue, very understaded.   Fairly full mouthfeel, wheaty, with a decent body.   Weakened flavor by the time of finish.   Needs to be a bit more spiced!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 a mes rate: ok we have all tried this one. it was what got me started and still holds a special place in my heart. i am not going to waste time talking about citrus and vanilla as you have all heard that before too. not what it was when i first tried it some years ago now. i am not going for all this frosted glass, slice of lime and herbs crap either. smacks a bit of interbrew these days but still hits the spot and if the pumps are looked after well still a good beer garden scoop for a sunny day

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2005
Cloudy light blonde in color. Moderately aromatic, full of fruit and spice, giving a scent of curacao and coriander, along with a light hint of hay. Flavor is light and airy, coating with a butter toffee blanket and loaded with light spice; coriander and curacao. A pleasant, yet unexciting witbier. Boy I wish I could have tried this 20 years ago.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
Draught @ Papago

A funny thing happened to me the other night, I actually drank two glasses of Hefe Weizen and a Witbier all in one setting, not that they are bad, its just they are some of my least favorite sub-styles, even in the rapidly approaching Arizona summer. The beers I had were a Hacker-Pschorr, Weihenstephaner and the object of this review a Hoegaarden Wit.

The beer fresh from the tap is a beclouded yellowish-white with a monstrous white creamy head that lingers for a long time before dissipating, and the residual lace forms a tight screen to obfuscate the glass. Nose is spicy, hints of cloves and coriander, sweet malt and a slight citrus like tartness, start is lightly sweet with a mild grain presence and the top light in feel. Finish is stinging in its acidity with the hops light and pleasing, a real refreshing change of pace for this lover of strong Belgian Ales, very dry aftertaste finishes off this excellent beer, I wonder if my palate is changing once again?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Very pale, almost milky white appearance. Lght in body but incredibly fresh and quenching with itís perfect balance between the slightly sour notes from both the wheat and the orange peel and the perfumy coriander. On a hot summerís day itís hard to find a more refreshing beer. Seems to have lost a bit of character in recent years. 160793

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MoritzF (8926) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2005
(bottle) Hazy yellow colour with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of orange peel. Initially sparkling, high carbonated malty, yeasty taste with a smooth fruity aftertaste with some coriander spice and honey notes. Refreshing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RateandPillage (426) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Pours cloudy yellow-white. Citrusy yeasty aroma. Flavor of citrus and coriander. Pretty nice Witbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schioth (41) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2005
Bottle. Nice, fresh aroma with a touch of lemon. Classic witbier appearance. Solid flavor, again a bit of lemon. beatiful mouthfeel. Overall very recommendable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
A very tasty witbier, but not my favorite style. Still a little boring. Iím not a fan of beers that need fruit served with them to encourage flavor.

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