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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3638   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.


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maeib (8726) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2013 Lets face it, this beer is not attractive, the cloudiness makes it look murky. The rest of it though is top stuff. The aroma is of vanilla ice cream. The beer is supremly mellow with hints of spice. Very drinkable and refreshing. Much better to drink as a quencher than lagers. Score 3.7
Subsequent rating scored 3.6 Score unaltered

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Greenish yellow beer with an apropriate amount of foam for something that's at least half made of wheat. Green apple crispness immediately softens and turns to a pear flavor, then sttling on coriander and oranges. Finishes dry. Great wit I have here....(!)

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Spanner (60) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - FEB 25, 2004
This naturally fermented, cloudy white beer has a great, light taste that belies its colour. Spanner.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
clutchrogers (90) - Broussard, Louisiana, USA - FEB 19, 2004
aromas of coriander orange yeast fresh cooked bread. the head was substantial the slowly fades to a thin layer on the surface. The color is a hazy straw. The flavor is creamy, orange with a slight coriander pepperiness. A little bit of wheat. It becomes thin and watery toward the end. There are better blanche bieres, although this beer is a good drinking beer and you can put away dozens.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
aleindulger (12) - Venice, California, USA - FEB 17, 2004
This beer is for the loyalists only! Starts enigmatic and finishes the same!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaltheadTim (2) - USA - FEB 16, 2004 does not count
This is a very aromatic, excellent representation of the Belgian Wit style. Cool and refreshing on a hot day, this will make you forget Hefeweizens and Wheat beers alike. Try it without the lemon.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Tessic (842) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2004
This Belgian Wheat pours a cloudy light yellow with a brilliant white foamy head. Hoppy citrus aromas with cheesey yeast notes. Slight wine scent with a small amount of alcohol. Very round body, smooth with a slight carbonation. Flavours of dough, vanilla and ginger to finish. The palate is very smooth almost to the point of watery but it leaves behind a flavour of yeast and vanilla. Very smooth!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2004
Cloudy pale yellow with a frothy white head. Nose of coriandor and orange zest. Light fruity taste with hints of spices.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2004
This was the first time that I had this beer from the tap, and it was certainly an improvement on the bottled. Very tight white head, over a pale yellow cloudy beer. Aroma of wheat and a citrus-like tang, both of which were evident in the taste also. Seemed a little thin on the palate, but a very enjoyable, easy drinking beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - FEB 12, 2004
bottled on tap: this is your classic witbier and probably the most popular in the style. i love the look almost white yellow with a thin head, i also like it in the hoegaarden tumbler that it is appropriately served in. like a thin hefeweizen or weissebiere. but more watered down and liter. crisp and snappy. great for hot summer days. easy to drink. me likes..


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