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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: 3693   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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2004
Hazy pale straw body, creamy white head that doesnít quit. Dusty grain aroma with orange citrus notes. Smooth creamy mouthfeel. Gentle pepper, orange, and grain in the flavor. Finishes with sort of a diluted hop bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CyclistSarah (15) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2004
I refer to this one as the manly beer because of the huge glasses they serve it in at the BierMarkt - you have to be a man to have more than one of those, just to lift the big glss after having a few!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nja (17) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 5, 2004
Tried both on tap (Toronado) and bottled. Bottled was better: cloudy yellow-orange color with thick fizzy head; aromas of orange and lemon; tart, a bit sweet, yeasty, nutty, and citrusy flavor. On tap, the yeast had settled so the color was clear and it had less body. Great summer beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cornboy (424) - Eastampton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 4, 2004
Of all white beers, this is the standard. Nice cloudy hazy pour, mmm, smell the spices come through. Nice balance of coriander/citrus in the finish. I dont get that much of a presence of sweetness in this one that many folks seem to. Exceptional beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jcc83 (137) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2004
I have to admit that Iím not a big Belgian White fan, so I didnít really expect to like this beer, and I was right. It featured, in healthy doses, everything I dislike about this style: cloudy, dark appearance, lots of carbonation, and cloyingly sweet flavors of citrus (mostly orange/pineapple), fruit, and spice, and a lack of any noticeable hop flavors. So I canít say I really enjoyed it. That said, it seemed to be an incredibly well-crafted example of this style, much more full than a Blue Moon and more flavorful than a Paulaner hefeweizen . It had quite a bit of character, and none of its features struck me as poor or inappropriate qualities. Itís a quality brew, but itís simply not my type.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (8942) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2004
Smells like a White beer, looks like it. Taste is some carbonation and some of that fruit. Also honey and citrus. Could be apple, grapefruit, even spearmint.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Spicy aroma of earthy coriander and a faint touch of vanilla, phenolic and citrus fruit. Very soft refreshing body with some acidity and a touch of chalkiness. Better the Hoegaarden on tap Iíve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
Beautiful beer! Currently my favourite. Wonderful full white head with pleasant aftertaste. Could drink this non stop!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bearchugzzz (1) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004 does not count
Unique spicy aroma. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced sweetness and acidity. A refreshing summer beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
Hmmmm... wasn't expecting a sweet tasting beer like this. Thought I'd give it a try since JACK ASStor's had it on tap. Served in a vase-like tumbler. Very sweet. I didn't enjoy it as much as others on this board, but that may be because it was a draught, not bottled.


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