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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: 3476   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
Found out about this beer when visiting the Flanders countryside while living in Belgium, tasting it always brings me back to a great time in my life...Cloudy yellow and nice head, good lace, and thin-bodied. The citrus/spice combination really hits you head on. The wheat characteristic is more pronounced on th palate with just enough hoppiness to balance it out. Finishes surprising clean with minimum aftertaste. A world class witbier.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2003
For Ratebeers' sake - normally I wouldn't touch this stuff with a nine-foot long pole... Well-known hazy-yellow-with-the-greenish shine. Not huge, but persistent lacey white head. The inevitable coriandre-cum-orangepeel... Perfumed, like a fragrance for a fourteen-year old fan of the Spice girls. Surprisingly bitter for a fleeting moment at first. Then it falls flat. Less spices in the taste, not much citrus , which was the strenght of the original Celis Hoegaarden. Warming up, the coriandre gets through more and more. Light bodied, empty palate; no new aftertaste, just a bit more orange. Whyever this beer became a world classic, I'll never understand. Unless because it's even blander than the usual Pilsener?

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
Huge white head as poured out of the bottle with a cloudy banana color and a spicey, almost medicinal aroma. Very clean and dry finish with nice coriander and citrus flavors. Very quaffable.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2003
Wheaty with a taste of pineapple. Very good witbier, but 1 or 2 does it. Otherwise it gets to boring.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
Almost clear in color. Very wheaty in both the aroma and the flavor. Almost like a loaf of bread in my glass. I wouldn't like it all the time, but it was very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Frothy white head and an opaque yellow body. Lemony/spicy aroma. Somewhat bland lemon flavor, notes of sweetness and spice. I'm not overly impressed, considering some of the rave reviews on this site.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
This is flavored with coriander and orange peel, but I got the impression of a light cinnamon flavor. Maybe it's just me, but this is a fantastic Belgian brew. The draft is supreme.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 Alas my forced imperial stout day has ended and I am greeted with the sweetest of drinks as it dances on my lips. So sweet yet crisp. Yellow with real head-- just like a girl likes. If the draft is superior take me there!!!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2003
Murky yellow colour, with a big bold head. Citrus and herb aromas don’t sit well with me at all. It’s not a bad beer its just not my cup of tea. Who would have thought to put coriander in beer??

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
smooth, but not in a light beer kind of way. not as overpowering as blue moon. seems watered down at first, but the more you drink it, the more you realize it isn't


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