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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: 3691   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LINKBREW (101) - Santee, California, USA - JUL 22, 2003
Murky yellow, big white head, lots of fizz. Half-litre at Falstaff in Brussels. Wheaty aroma, with some citrus and spice. Wheat, spice and citurs in flavor. Very refreshing, world-class beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2003
Pale yellow and hazy with white creamy head. Yeasty aroma with citrus and some pepper. Taste is yeasty and sweet with some acidity. Some drieness in the finish. Could have more character but it's still a good summer beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2003
A nice wheat beer. Definatly the thickest light/wheat beer that i've seen. Could definatly pick out some nice citrus flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edden (926) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2003
7/11/03: bottle.
citrus and yeast to the nose. light yellow (banana rind) colored body which is both cloudy and full of small particles. summery and yeasty with a hint of lemon at the finish. typically im not a huge fan of belgian brews-could it be that im starting to acquire the taste??

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - JUL 18, 2003
The color approaches that of the underbelly of a Mississippi mudcat, but it has a grand looking head and a pleasant citrus/clove aroma. Tangy and satiny on the tongue, with a subdued spiciness. Fuller bodied than either Blue Moon or the Point version, with a smooth and slightly acidic finish. Excellent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hugh (153) - Zillebeke, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2003
The quality of this beer had dived in the last couple of years and this insipid version before me is the worst yet. It's all very well deciding that the world only needs one beer of each style, and only one brewery to make them, but they could at least take a little bit of care over the World Domination Wheatbeer. What has the accounts department economised on now? Something in the ingredients or more time cut from the fermentation? They should take more care of this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
egajdzis (5401) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2007 Cloudy yellow color with a white head that quickly diminished and left an OK head. Citrusy, orange color and I certainly taste the coriander. Very refreshing and probably my favorite witbier.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drinkbeer (283) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - JUL 13, 2003
awesome fluffy white head. smells and tastes of pear and coriander. drinking this on a hot summer day is one of life's real pleasures.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rastacouere (6137) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 13, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 28, 2005 Very cloudy golden color with a small but dense white head full of tiny bubbles. Fruity and spicy aroma: Orange, lemon, bread, yeast. The taste is classic, very light and refreshing with coriander and what you had smelled, a little tartness joins before it all ends. Pretty good, especially in bottle since its a little watery on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8676) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 13, 2003
On draught at The Claddagh in Columbus, OH. It might be blasphemy to say so, but I like Blue Moon more than this. Pours a light gold color with a thin white head. Bubbly with very thin lacing. Aroma is very bready and yeasty and clean. Light-bodied and slightly sour flavor under the wheat. I could not detect much spice or citrus which usually makes Wits more tolerable to me. The finish is a little watery, with more yeast and a little banana.


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