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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: 3672   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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Like white gold. The cloudy color is beautiful. The white head is a perfect compliment. The beer smells of orange and lemon, even a bit of bubble gum, very much in fact. The taste is very mild. I have had this with a lemon as well which does bring out certain flavors but takes away from others. This should be enjoyed alone. Wonderful refreshing beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaBeer1972 (1361) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 16, 2003
UPDATED: JUL 25, 2010 Wow! Finally got around to trying this one last weekend. Just wonderful! Very light in appearance, truly "White-ish" when held up to the light. VERY easy to drink and enjoy. Update: since I first rated this in 2003, it has become much more widely available. Thank goodness. Cause this is a damn good summer drink!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jek803 (41) - USA - SEP 16, 2003
This was my first wheat beer. I was taken with its orange and spice flavors. As the beer got warmer, the flavors seemed even more promounced. Great wheat!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3178) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2003
Consensus seems to smile on Hoegaarden. Heavier on the coriander and wheat than on citrus, with orangepeel and banana detectable. The appearance is about as "wit" as they get. Looks like a fresh lemonade with carbonation. Fairly light body. One of the better representations of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 7, 2003
Mild but pleasing clove aroma. Beaultiful cloudy straw colour with medium head but little lacing. Spiciness and fruitiness not apparent except for a mild lemon flavour. Too citrus not enough wheat. Body somewhat lacking. Not to be avoided but certainly not a first choice. Bottle.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
happy4hops (376) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2004 Pours out w a decent head/some lace.Smells like a white beer/tastes pretty nice but..I like the dirty appearance of this one(very true belgian appearance)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3059) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - SEP 3, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2004 Pleasant floral aromas on the nose,cloudy pale colour with a nice and full white head, the taste was mild spice,clove,coriander and banana. Not a full bodied beer but a very pleasant one.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Boystout (1000) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - SEP 2, 2003
Pale straw color, cloudy with great white head. Spicy and clovy aroma, malty, sweet and citric flavour. Good but not special.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2003
I just don’t see the excitement unless this was the beer that declared “Belgian White/Wheat Beers”. This Hoegaarden blanche was not an epic beer by my tastes, it was simply citric, wheaty, and yeasty. The appearance was a pail golden/orange with a fluffy white head, and a medium watery palate, lightly oily. A good beer, but I’m not about to loose my mind over it!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - AUG 31, 2003
UPDATED: APR 29, 2006 Cloudy pale yellow green color. Medium white head. Nose is yeast and spice. Flavor is lightly sweet, slightly acidic (lemony), a little peppery with hints of clove and coriander. Finish is dry and spicy.


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