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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4079   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2005
fresh fruity and crisp. pours foamy from the bottle with a nice cloudyness. yiest is not overpowering and couples well with sweetness. overall a nice beer for being named HO GARDEN

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2005
on tap a a bar in warren nj,it has a pleasant,yet cloudy appearance.The taste is citrusy,yet very tasty.A very refreshing beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldMrCrow (2363) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 From the bottle. Pours light and cloudy with an ample head and an aroma of lemongrass, bread, and spice. The taste follows: pleasingly sour with lemon peel and field-grass giving way to yeast and soft malts. This is a pleasing, highly drinkable beer. This was really delicious with a subtle but well-crafted meal at Cafe Flora.

Original rating: On 8/2/05: 3.5 (7/3/7/3/15)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - AUG 2, 2005
Half-pint on draft in London. Nice thick white head, beer is a light yellow/white color. Easy on the palate and refreshing.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2005
Cloudy pale yellow. Huge, bubbly white head. Cap easily floats on top of the solid head. Malt, corriander, citrus in the aroma. Same flavor. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Light body. Definitely one of the better witbiers.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
Bottled, pack with other belguim beers/glasses. Sharp white foamy head. Cloudy and Pale yellow colour. Smells and tastes lemon-lime with spice, nutmeg perhaps? Goes down smooth and cool on a hot day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
Tap. Very pale yellowish-white in color. Aroma was pleasant and the flavor was citrusy, as others have said. This was my first Witbier. I would say I mostly enjoyed it, but I would probably ask for a good German hefe if it was available before the Witbier.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
Cloudy,hazy pale yellow with a musty citrussy aroma. Taste is of crushed coriander seeds (slightly orange) a great readily available Belgian.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2561) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2005
Pours a cloudy murky whitish yellow color with a white foamy head. Smells of lemon spices and citrus seeds. Taste is lemony with a touch of lime. A beer that can be drunk in large quantities on a hot summer day. Very refreshing.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (2062) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 26, 2005
Draught. A very good wit. Coriander and citrus dominate the taste. Medium bodied, very drinkable and refreshing; great in the summer.


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