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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: 3817   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mungo (2471) - Southampton, Hampshire, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2004
Bottle conditioned. Spicy aroma of earthy coriander and a faint touch of vanilla, phenolic and citrus fruit. Very soft refreshing body with some acidity and a touch of chalkiness. Better the Hoegaarden on tap I’ve had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
itsmax (103) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2004
Beautiful beer! Currently my favourite. Wonderful full white head with pleasant aftertaste. Could drink this non stop!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bearchugzzz (1) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004 does not count
Unique spicy aroma. Light to medium body. Nicely balanced sweetness and acidity. A refreshing summer beer.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
Hmmmm... wasn't expecting a sweet tasting beer like this. Thought I'd give it a try since JACK ASStor's had it on tap. Served in a vase-like tumbler. Very sweet. I didn't enjoy it as much as others on this board, but that may be because it was a draught, not bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2004 The hazy yellow color is nifty. Really spicy aroma. Tastes of orange peel, pepper, smoke, and spices. Hard to pick up on the hops with all the malt and yeast-based flavors in there. Quite an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2004
Pale orange, dirty color. White head. Blast of orange in the nose. Flavors of orange peel, corriander, and bready malt. Hoppy tang at the end. Always a pleasure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (5449) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottle: Nice white head that disappears rather quickly with slight lacing. Very strong orange aroma with hint of spices. A cloudy pale yellow in appearance. While orange in smelling more orange peel in taste. Slighty sweet. Mild aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
Surprise: all barley. Pale and hazy, big white head. Some fruit and yeast in nose and on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Very large white head which is common. Nice pale hazy appearance. The flavor to me doesn't really jump out, but I could taste some fruit. One of the best whites I've had, white lemon also.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 13, 2004
Notable coriander aroma over citrus that to me smells largely of orrange and faintly of grapefruit. Cloudy pale appearance that is entirely distinctive and very pleasing to look at, with a large frothy white head that dissipates quickly but that leaves heavy lacing. Bready but crisp flavor with a spicy tang that lasts. Medium-light body that is refreshingly dry. Overall, a delightful summer beer and equal to, if not greater than,the sum of its parts.


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