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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 3873   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beastdog75 (363) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2005
A very good Belgian witbier. It was bit more "subtle," or perhaps more dulled than expected but it was still a lovely beverage. Nice spicy smell, with a fruity and citric flavor to it. The corriander seems to play a big part in the flavor. Beautiful to look at, with a pale cloudy yellow color and creamy head.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2005
On tap @Papago. Finally back in Arizona. Pours a nice cloudy light yellowish, almost grainy, color. Light sweet orange citrus aroma. Mellow in the flavor but nicely balanced, very thirst quenching. Has some wheat notes but not overbearing. Itís one of those beers that dont wow you but you cant put it down.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
osmg95 (44) - Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2005
Iím happy with this beer. I donít normally like fruity flavors but the whole package just sits well with me. Nothing stands out on itíís own here. Everything is balanced and combind to produce a very good beer. I like this a bit on the cold side. I have nothing negative to say about this beer. Itís not my first choice but it certainly will quench your thirst.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MillStreetMan (152) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2005
I never have Hoegaarden by the bottle, but itís one of the Belgian trio on tap at my local, so I have it several times a week. This could dull the novelty of it, and perhaps it does, but I still enjoy it immensely. It has a wonderfully cloudy appearance, that is complimented by the citrusy, herbal flavour that is so incredibly quenching and refreshing. For a major, mass-produced beer, this is outstanding.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Finally, I get around to trying the classic. Pours a cloudy gold with a medium sized white head. The aroma is the expected lemon peels and corriander. The taste is a nice lemon and orange. The finish is fairly bready. Slightly sour and this adds to the interesting character. A great wit, but not the best.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerAteHer (384) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2005
Okay for its style. If you let it linger in the mouth for a minute it shows some successful orange and lemony citrus blended in. Also, the aftertaste is largely citrus and not very "wheaty". In general I donít like wheat beers but this is ok.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fraans (31) - ostend, BELGIUM - JAN 11, 2005
What t say, it destroys the competition. This is definetly the best in its class! The first , the best , the only choice!!!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
poivre (14) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Well I found this in January in one of my favorite bars, and I thought, why are you serving this now? Itís bound to be a llittle subdued. I belive all wits should be drunk at their peak, before the spices and citrus have time to decompose. Itís the most available, but not the best.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
turbothy (1141) - Bonn, GERMANY - JAN 9, 2005
UPDATED: APR 14, 2006 The ubiquitous witbier. Standard fare, not spectacular but extremely drinkable - a good summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kepano (247) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2005 Tasted in France - bottled. Pours a very opaque and pale yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pinneaple, apricots, chalk and dust. Smooth yet crisp and refreshing. The flavour is quite mild but it leaves a very distinct citrus aftertaste. Very enjoyable level of carbonation and nice lacing. Delightful to drink.


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