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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: 3875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.


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 (4112) - 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 (4691) - 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 (1092) - 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.

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!


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