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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: 3739   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.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - DEC 17, 2003
Pours kind of cloudy with a nice frothy head.Has tastes of fruits.Not too bitter with a nice clean finish

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickchalk (229) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2003
Very pale yellow-white, nice large white head. Some spices in the aroma, some wheat and banana as well. Flavour is well balanced between sweet and bitter, some nice spices, lemon. Creamy palate. Overal not bad. Bottle.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wildchefbill (245) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Pours a very pale, murky yellow with a large white head and tremendous lace. Aroma is yeast and malt, like raw bread dough with orange. Flavor is sweet, citrus, spicy, with a little acid. A slightly bitter finish with a dry aftertaste. Amazingly complex beer for one that is light, refreshing and little watery. Good carbonation. An excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 14, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2004 wheaty aroma with soft citrus and biscuity aromas. cloudy golden colouration with big rocky head. biscuity wheat with orange and hint of lime flavours. medium, smooth body, with light bitterness and slightly drying palate. nice refreshing subtle complexity, lots of flavours without any one flavour being overpowering.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TC2642 (265) - Worcester, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2003
Nice spicy and orange aroma with the same in the tasting. What I would say detracts somewhat from this beer is that it is slightly to watery for my taste. I prefer this in summer, it's a nice refreshing beer on a hot day.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - DEC 9, 2003
I tend to buy these on draught only, because they come in a huge and very cool heavy-weight glass..!! Very small head and a good hazy yellow body. Good citrus and wheat aroma and a nice wheaty taste. Coriander and orange peel. Pretty good wheat beer and better than most German weissen in my opinion!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3985) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2003
This is a classic, and is still a revolutionary drink in most run of the mill UK pubs. The colour is like a hazy sunrise, and the taste is a fresh smack of lemon and wheat. The thin heads fizzes like an aspirin, and it's lip smackingly addictive too. The only thing which lets this down is that it tends to be variable depending on the pub and day of the week.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 4, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 2, 2006 (Bottled) Opaque yellow color with a medium, tight, not very lacy head. Sweetish, yeasty, spicy, orange-pineapple-fruity aroma. Yeasty, lightly acidic, lemony flavor with orange peel and other spices. Soft and refreshing, light to medium-bodied, slicky palate with balanced carbonation. An easily drinkable and refreshing terrace drink, that goes down during winter as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hangover (1083) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - NOV 30, 2003
Oh wow, what a great first white beer to try! Followed the directions on the bottle to pour :) ... what a surprise! Lovely appearance and aroma, and a great taste to boot. Went perfect with a summer sausage and cheese plate over thanksgiving... great complement to food. A tad pricey at 8$ a six pack, but defintely worth the money. Fantastic! I could drink this at every meal if I was rich!

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wulfhere (217) - Billings, Montana, USA - NOV 24, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2003 Bottle, imported. Clear bottle with a pale yellow/golden hue--atypical of a Belgian white--I guess there should be hefe in there somewhere, but all of mine is caked to the bottom of the bottle--an old one to be sure. The head is small, but consists of tiny, frothy white bubbles. Although it isn't a large head, and subsides fairly soon, a determined layer clings to the top of the beer. The nose is mildly spicy, with citrus, nutmeg and clove tones to it--maybe a bit of bandaid off flavor--it IS an old bottle. There is the traditional unmalted wheat wang that you'd expect, but moreso. The taste is slightly bitter, sour, with a lactic bite. There are the wheat, and bandaid flavors, but very little spice. The bandaid aftertaste lingers for a while. A drinkable beer--but let this be a lesson to those of you out there who pick up beers on vacation when you can't get them where you live--drink the wheats early--they don't cellar well.


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