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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: 3606   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2003
Rating is based on the draught version, which is superior to the bottled. This is a solid textbook example of the style, and easily the best of the ubiquitous Interbrew line of "premium imports". It ain't Celis White, but it's the closest you can currently get in Ontario, so I'll settle for it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - APR 13, 2003
This beer pours a light orange color with a small white head. The aroma is extremely citrus-filled. Adding an orange to this beer makes it very good. The taste is of citrus and some other spices. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Bottle: Mr Kelly loves the fine aromas, but I like that I can swig a whole case on my lunch break. On keg at Epoque: had this waiting for a bus in Cammeray. I dunno, a little less yeasty than the bottled stuff. It's a pretty dumb beer really. Easy to drink but not that exciting and everything.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 First off, I have to say that I’m rating a bottle and not a draught Hoegaarden. They’re almost like two different animals. The draught is far superior and I don’t understand why. At any rate, the beer pours nicely and looks beautiful in the glass. The problem is that it doesn’t live up to it’s reputation in my opinion. The flavors that come out in the draught are hardly present. It tastes to me like a pale wheat beer. The draught is far superior for sure. Update 8/05 Just had some fresh bottles and much better than original review. Yeast and wheat flavors are nice and aroma of coriander is detected. A nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2003
A very refreshing tasting beer. Good to drink in the summer months. Has nice hints of citrus in it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2003
A good Belgian white, and it went down well with Thanksgiving dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2003
On tap. cloudy yellow/gold. Some citrus, spice, just sweet enough. Not quite as full as some other whites, but very good and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5187) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 4, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 March, 2003: Bottle. Unfiltered. Enjoyable and refreshing. The spice is less noticable in this than other witbiers I’ve tried, and the slight citric edge adds a gentle and juicy tang. I would buy this again. [3.5]
April 2003 Keg. Unfiltered. Just had this on tap. O yummy! Fresh and delicately fruity - the orange shines through, perfectly balanced by the gentle warmth of the spice. An absolute joy! [3.9]
Oct, 2004: Pression. Market bar, Nimes. With lemon slice. Salty froth. The lemon dominates to the extent that it provides most of the interest. The beer itself is simply inoffensive. [2.3]
Oct, 2005: Bottle. One of my local pubs has Celis White on tap. So I had some of that, and then a bottle of this straight after. Hmmm. The Hoegaarden tastes very insipid after the Celis White. It also tastes very clean. It’s pleasant - but lacks character. [2.6]

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2003
Cloudy golden color. Pours a decent head, but it doesnt last for long. Nice light aroma, dont taste much orange peel in there though. very drinkable

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
courtney2073 (11) - USA - APR 3, 2003
Oh yum. You can get this in BUCKETS at Charlie's in Harvard Square, Cambridge MA. Smooth stuff with a charmingly bright flavor.


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