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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3688   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 16, 2004
Cloudy light yellow(wife said it looked like infected urine, I asured her it tasted much better) thin clinging head that lasted for much of the beer. great aroma corriander pepper and faint yeast. the taste is good, light and refreshing,I pick up the orange peel and corrinader they say they put into it good balance

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
monkeycmdr (18) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 12, 2004
Hoegaarden is one of the rare beers that's easy to find, yet consistently very good. The appearance is typical of a Belgian witbier...cloudy yellow, not much of a strong point. There is also no head to speak of. However, the beer tastes great, smelling of coriander and lemon mostly, it tastes great (spicy, citrusy) and it has a very good, bracing nose to it as well. What Hoegaarden really has going for it is the tang when it hits your palate, however. The mouthfeel and lingering aftertaste of Hoegaarden are quite unique, and always enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2005 Very cloudy straw-coloured beer with a good amount of head. Smells strongly of banana, clove, orange and other spices. Feels great in the mouth with a citrus and spice taste. A very good refreshing beer. One of my favourites

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
elsberry (87) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 9, 2004
A pale pour, with the expected haze, and a fluffy white thick head. Spices were evident, with a almost a lemon and tangerine taste, but with a smell of oranges and yeast. This drank well, and was smooth enough with a subtle sweetness, and a nice tart finish. Would be perfect on a nice hot summer day. My first Belgian White, but not my last.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Pours like hazy lemonade. Minimal head that leaves quickly. Served on tap with a slice of lemon at Hurley's Irish Pub. Obvious lemony aroma, with some banana. Typically yeast aroma, similar to a hefeweizen. Smooth with a yeasty bread aftertaste (lemon also). A good summer brew, decent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft (1397) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2004
Smells and tastes like bumble gum. Cloudy yellow is kind of unappealing. Almost no aftertaste. Worth a taste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3582) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2008 [bottle] Pours a nice cloudy light golden color with a good strong head. Little bit of a spiced nose to it. Initial spicy taste that gives way to a sweetness and then to a nice smooth finish. Very tasty.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7428) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 5, 2004
This is still something of a classic, although seems to have lost a little character since becoming part of the giant Interbrew empire. Perhaps less spices in the mix? Or it it just psychological. Whatever, it is still a zingy refreshing beer and was to become a great standby in days to come in Belgium when palates were becoming a little jaded with powerful sweeter brews and needed some cleansing (water, of course, being out of the question). Draught, Eurostar Rail Terminal, Waterloo, London, September 2003.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ConiseurofBeer (242) - Downingtown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2004
Good for a witbier, but no matter how much I try I just can't get into weizens.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ubiquibeer (140) - Cleveland, USA - JAN 2, 2004
I guess I really should pour a German Hefe in an other glass at the same time as this so I can figure out what the difference between a wit and a hefe is. This tastes like a middling hefe, albeit a little drier and more peppery in the finish. Decent, drinkable beer, especially during the hot time of year.


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