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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: 4107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
eve (240) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 8, 2005
I thought I liked Blue Moon until I tried this. I love a beer for mid-summer that looks like it is filled with snow. Crisp, tart-wheat, smooth and drinkable, quenching but sophisticated.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
davidflores99 (225) - Lakewood, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
This wasn’t too bad, but it wasn’t too special either. I’d say this is a good everyday beer i guess. Aroma and flavor wasn’t too overwhelming, kind of light, but smooth and tasty, not too bad.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
altkencru (143) - USA - NOV 7, 2005
I’m not a big fan of whits, but this one is pretty decent. Good on a scorching hot day, but otherwise not my cup of tea.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 2, 2005
12 oz. bottle. Hazy yellow pour, looks almost like lemonade with a white head. Nice lacing. Nose is wheat and yeast over citrus. Citrus and wheat flavor, lightly spiced. Super-clean, fresh finish, where the coriander kicks in. One of the best of this style I have tried to date, and the best part is that it seems to be gaining in popularity, becoming more widely available on tap. This is my wife’s new favorite!

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Woodpecker (23) - Warrenville, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
The bottled beer is not NEARLY as good at the Hoegaarden on tap. I first had Hoegaarden in a giraffe at Ballydoyle’s in Downers Grove and it had a smooth, citrus flavor and went down very well :) However, the bottled version seems to be more bitter and didn’t have the same citrus flavor. Too bad.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Bottle. Poured a hazy, very pale yellow with a towering layer of white head. Quite vibrant aroma of fresh wheat, orange peel, coriander, and cobwebby yeast. Flavor really follows the aroma well, with orange zest and wheaty notes upfront, sour notes around the side of the tongue, and coriander + some more citrus at the finish. This was extremely refreshing, just a tad lighter on the mouthfeel than I would prefer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
On Draft. Pale yellow and hazy color with a large white as snow head. I remember not smelling much of an aroma - mainly just bread with citrus and spice notes. Has a refreshing flavor with lots of orange and banana, and the coriander is easily noticeable as well. Very lively carbonation may take away from the taste a bit, but it had a good mouthfeel. Slightly sweet and also has an initial sourness that goes away quickly leaving a short and dry aftertaste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Great witbeer, the best I’ve had so far. Light yellowy color, and wonderfully cloudy as expected. Far more sweetness and hardiness than the American alternatives. Refreshing and light. Save the orange slices for Blue Moon, this is much better without.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
Always enjoyable. A great Belgian witbeer. Worth drinking when available. The flavors of orange and coriander are easily noticeable and excellent. A favorite when looking for a lighter flavored beer or a witbeer

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2005
(Bottle) Pours hazy pale yellow, with white stable head. Notes of citrus (primarily oranges) and coriander. Definately one of the better Belgian Witbeers..


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