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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: 3721   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4653) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 2, 2002
An excellent white beer, slightly cloudy with a lasting fruity flavour. Very fun!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 It is a white beer with a bitter tast. It is at the moment one of the best white beers I have tasted.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sturgess (173) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2002
A very good wheat beer...itís got an interesting sour taste to it...but itís good overall and goes down smooth. Great example of a Belgian beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - NOV 30, 2002
Pours a cloudy and very pale yellow color that is about as close to white as a beer can get. It has a large white head that does not linger and a nice spicy, citrusy aroma that is a little weak. Hints of coriander and orange peel are in the flavor, the finish is long, dry and spicy. This is a highly drinkable and very nice Belgian witbier.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cartoonkhaki (1221) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2002
It is very interesting. I donít mind it. Has an odd taste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scooby (50) - Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2002
My favorite white beer. I think the belgians are slightly better at makin white beer than the Germans. A definite must try.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jpknight22 (171) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2002
I am not a big fan of white beers, and this was a different experience for me. Served with a lemon in most places in France and Belgium, this beer has the distinct flavor of a Belgian White - just a bit too bland for me.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2002
Re-rate: alwasy liked it, and its always solid, but its just not as complex as it used to be when i started beer-huntiní. Nice belgian character, sweetish, with some spicy coriander, and lemony/mandariny citrusy flavour, refreshing none-the-less, and great when the weather is hot etc. Just not the beer it once was when i first had it a couple of years ago. i liked the old bottles better aswell, they were more classically Belgian. None of this wanky curved bottle crap, it smells of wanky marketing dudes at Interbrew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2004 The aroma is the highlight of this beer. Flavors are good, the "sweet and sour" as they say, is refreshing and tasty, but the body is so light that the flavors don't have enough time on the palate. Very refreshing beer, but probably not worth the premium price.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
AceOfHearts (1374) - Mountain View, California, USA - NOV 4, 2002
Pale, champagnish appearance. Interesting to see "coriander and orange peel" described in the commercial description, thatís exactly how the guide at the tasting I just got back from described it. Dry, wheaty finish, somewhat sweet, could be stronger.


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