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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: 3739   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.


2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5322) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - APR 1, 2003
Aroma is light and yeasty...Color is signature cloudy, chalky lemon--head is moderate and foamy, with decent lace...Flavor is bright and lightly sharp; coriander rides along neatly, while orange peel makes its statement in the finish, contributing concurrent sweetness and citric bitters...Body is light but not watery--just refreshing...This is a good change of pace selection, especially appropriate on a warm sunny afternoon.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RANK1 (2) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2003 does not count
my favourite witbier.very fresh. drinks really easy and looks very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
Pale yellow in color and cloudy. A nice frothy head. A sour floral aroma with great spice. Sour flavor...spices. A little bitter and astringent.

2.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 23, 2003
I hate Wit beers. Foamy half inch head. Smells like, guess what, rotten wheat. Taste like bug off repelant.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (7081) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2003
A fine example of a witbier. Coriander, but not much orange. Easy to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JK (4750) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 20, 2003
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 Cloudy yellow, small head. Citrus scent. Also citrus scent with some spices. Sweeter that all others I have had in this style, heavier than most as well. Refreshing. Very good.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
RobBestwick (626) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 20, 2003
yeasty and wheaty aroma, cloudy off-yellow appearance, wheaty with tangerine notes, this is quite watery with not very much aftertaste to speak of. This is a very bland beer which lives of its name rather than its quality.


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