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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Belgian White (Witbier)
Hoegaarden, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3697   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 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 (5411) - 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 it’s a little watery on tap.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dogbrick (8688) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
snowdog (6) - USA - JUL 12, 2003 does not count
Hoegaarden is a nice wheat beer. I really can't say that there's any one thing that stands out about it, I guess it's just not got the character that I would say makes it one of the great beers that I have tried.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NectarFarm (128) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2003 This beer deserves more praise than it gets, yes it's interbrew but this beer is a real gem. Easily the top of the style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
Opaque, cloudy yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Very pleasing to the eye! No lacing.
Sweet and sour comes through in the aroma. Lots of yeast and bread too. Coriander really comes out as the beer approaches room temperature.
Spicy and crisp at the start. Lots of coriander in the middle. With a nice tart and spicy finish. I love Belgian wheats!
Very highly carbonated like a sparkling wine. Could use a bit more in the body and mouthfeel but theflavors more than compensate. Classic beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
Hoegaarden is (in the UK at least) VERY expensive, and although it is EXCELLENT it doesn't justify the typical price tag of £3 a pint.


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