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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: 3810   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.


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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (512) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2003
On tap. A cloudy yellow appearance with a white head. Nice crisp lemon/orange flavor that went down easy. Beats the ever-living crap out of Blue Moon.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ukoolaid (576) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 22, 2003
On tap. Citrus and flowery aroma. Cloudy yello with small head. Crisp and dry. Typical Belgian white, but very good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - NOV 18, 2003
I just can't wrap my head around these wits. This was definitely good, and interesting, with interplay between the wheat, carbonation, and the spice (cinnamon?), but it's just not my cup of tea.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eraserhd10 (226) - new haven, Connecticut, USA - NOV 14, 2003
UPDATED: NOV 16, 2003 An excellent and reliable witbier! Crisp, juicy pour! (Best served with a lemon slice, or even better, an orange slice!) Intense flavors of wheat, mixed with citrus, mixed with pear makes for a very satisfying drink. Not too carbonated. Rich, creamy head. Refreshing as a summer beer, but with enough guts to be enjoyed in the colder months as well. Probably pairs really nicely with food, like a rib-eye steak, pork roast or even spicy Asian foods! Goes down real easy with a crisp, dry finish!

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barrymore (4) - Ipswich, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2003 does not count
If this is available in a pub on draught its always my choice over the usual town centre pub lagers. Distinctive in terms of its colour and flavour. Love it, though it tends to get me drunk very quickly.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
larsniclas (5936) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
Bottled. Hazy golden with a huge, white head. Yes, it smells and tastes like a weissbier and it's dry and rather flat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Shagnasty (130) - Rochester, New York, USA - NOV 12, 2003
Very pale yellow, the color of pear. Light head, that subsides quickly, yet leaves a fine silky lacing on the glass. Initial taste is of wheat which belnds smoothly into the fruity finish of orange peel, pear, and mild hops. Quite smooth and interesting, I like this beer. Wish I could have a nice portion of sea bass, and pasta to accompany.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - NOV 12, 2003
This is a great lawnmower beer with a nice balance of citrus and yeast flavor. Very good example of the style that is really good with shellfish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Shag (2668) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 10, 2003
Might I start off by saying I'm not a huge fan of Witbiers. Appearance is strange, very light almost like dirty water. A nice lemon and bread nose. Flavor is clean and refreshing with some lemon, apricots, bananas, and grapefruit. Palate is slightly dry and a little thin. This is a pretty good beer.


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