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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: 3774   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Betty (235) - Walgett, NSW, AUSTRALIA - APR 10, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2003 Bottle: Mr Kelly loves the fine aromas, but I like that I can swig a whole case on my lunch break. On keg at Epoque: had this waiting for a bus in Cammeray. I dunno, a little less yeasty than the bottled stuff. It's a pretty dumb beer really. Easy to drink but not that exciting and everything.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BierBauch (784) - Cape Coral Waterfront Wonderland, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2003
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2005 First off, I have to say that Iím rating a bottle and not a draught Hoegaarden. Theyíre almost like two different animals. The draught is far superior and I donít understand why. At any rate, the beer pours nicely and looks beautiful in the glass. The problem is that it doesnít live up to itís reputation in my opinion. The flavors that come out in the draught are hardly present. It tastes to me like a pale wheat beer. The draught is far superior for sure. Update 8/05 Just had some fresh bottles and much better than original review. Yeast and wheat flavors are nice and aroma of coriander is detected. A nice brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerDude78 (91) - Brick NJ, New Jersey, USA - APR 9, 2003
A very refreshing tasting beer. Good to drink in the summer months. Has nice hints of citrus in it.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bac080 (398) - Bloomington, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2003
A good Belgian white, and it went down well with Thanksgiving dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrGonzo (625) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 4, 2003
On tap. cloudy yellow/gold. Some citrus, spice, just sweet enough. Not quite as full as some other whites, but very good and refreshing.

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilkTork (5358) - Southampton, 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 Iíve 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. Itís 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.


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