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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: 3697   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
I just can't wrap my head around these wits. This was definitely good, and interesting, with interplay between the wheat, carbonation, and the spice (cinnamon?), but it's just not my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 An excellent and reliable witbier! Crisp, juicy pour! (Best served with a lemon slice, or even better, an orange slice!) Intense flavors of wheat, mixed with citrus, mixed with pear makes for a very satisfying drink. Not too carbonated. Rich, creamy head. Refreshing as a summer beer, but with enough guts to be enjoyed in the colder months as well. Probably pairs really nicely with food, like a rib-eye steak, pork roast or even spicy Asian foods! Goes down real easy with a crisp, dry finish!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barrymore (4) - Ipswich, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
If this is available in a pub on draught its always my choice over the usual town centre pub lagers. Distinctive in terms of its colour and flavour. Love it, though it tends to get me drunk very quickly.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5747) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Bottled. Hazy golden with a huge, white head. Yes, it smells and tastes like a weissbier and it's dry and rather flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Very pale yellow, the color of pear. Light head, that subsides quickly, yet leaves a fine silky lacing on the glass. Initial taste is of wheat which belnds smoothly into the fruity finish of orange peel, pear, and mild hops. Quite smooth and interesting, I like this beer. Wish I could have a nice portion of sea bass, and pasta to accompany.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1522) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
This is a great lawnmower beer with a nice balance of citrus and yeast flavor. Very good example of the style that is really good with shellfish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Might I start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of Witbiers. Appearance is strange, very light almost like dirty water. A nice lemon and bread nose. Flavor is clean and refreshing with some lemon, apricots, bananas, and grapefruit. Palate is slightly dry and a little thin. This is a pretty good beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1493) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 9, 2003
Draught at the Beer Sellar in Nashville. Pale yellow pour wiht a decent head. A very good Belgian White. Great aroma and taste. Some fruit in the taste. Very nice beer to have.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1472) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - NOV 6, 2003
One of the best beers you´ll ever get your hands on. Great taste, appearance, aroma, you´ll want another one.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
beermoose (25) - Blainville, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2003
Nice plain White beer. But not many special characteristics. Probably a good beer to start with for beer newcomers.


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