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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: 3756   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.


2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 3, 2004
Looks like soft frozen lemonade...I mean it just looks like it would quench your thirst...not very complex, but a lot less spicy than its Celis White nephew...not a fan of wheat so it LOOKS more tasty and refreshing than it is...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sleepdirt (169) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 1, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2005 All the classic wheat beer components are present: cloudy pour with spicy/fruity aftertaste. Hoegaarden is less spicy and more caramel in character than Schneiders, for example. I like a spicy wheat beer but this is still a good representation of the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imbockinsxtx (81) - Big Bend (Benavides, TX), Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2004
Pours a cloudy Lemonade colour with some white head. The Aroma is clovey and spicy. The flavour starts kinda light and refreshing with little body but the spices start to kick in as you sip. Some Butter or caramel sweetness is evident. The Beer Laces well. This is one very enjoybale and refreshing beer reminiscent of Lemonade. Would go down good after a long hot day. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - JUL 31, 2004
Classic witbier appearance with golden-white coloring and suspended yeast. Subtle aroma. Definitely not as complex as micro witbiers but highly drinkable and a favorite of mine.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cobra (1100) - - JUL 31, 2004
12 oz. brown, bowling pin shaped bottle, with snap off cap. Best before date of 16-08-05, so pretty fresh then. Poured out a very pale golden yellow color, with lots of suspended yeast in it. Almost white in color. Huge white, frothy head at first, but it quickly slid back to a floating island of meringue on top of the beer. Aromas are of corriander, orange peel, wheat malts, and yeast, in that order. Tastes are of lactic wheat tang, spices, and yeast. Thin mouthfeel, not as thick feeling as it looks. Plenty of carbonation, however. Swirling the glass produces another volumous head. Spicy tasting, and finishes sweet and sour. Fairly decent wheat beer overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2004
Bottle: Poured a cloudy pale yellow/gold with a big head that slowly dissipated to a coverlet. Aroma was dominated by citrusy/lemony notes, some pine, with coriander seed becoming noticable as it warmed. Flavour was buttery lemon, tangy with some light banana notes and cloves in the background. Light bodied with very fine carbonation and very well balanced bitterness. This is a beer that compliments itself in every aspect.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Commodore (112) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 27, 2004
Slight hoppy aroma..memories of Holsten Alkolfrei, cloudy lemon juice colour, quickly dissipating head, hints of orange and spices..like a very weak chai tea. Not terrible, and very refreshing...I must ask though, where are my precious malts?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 26, 2004
Cloudy pale blonde color, thin white head. Nice aroma of citrus, maybe spices also. The flavor is mostly citrus, maybe spices too. Light to medium body, oily mouthfeel. This is a mainstream witbier, it is easily drinkable by a lot of people, but it’s not very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (9453) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Poured a hazy/cloudy yellow with an averaged sized head. Aromas and tastes of lemons and citris. One of the best Witbiers out there. Very easy to drink...

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1451) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2004
Cloudy and pale in the glass, with a delicate white head. Aromas of lemon and citrus, slight smell of yeast. This beer has a diminutive taste, but is complex and very subtle -- maybe a little too subtle to appreciate the flavors and spice, however. I expected more from this witbier.


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