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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: 3691   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2002
This is a great summertime quencher.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JBWalters3 (26) - USA - SEP 23, 2002
My most favorite white beer. Just enough uglis flavor which compliments the orange/tangerine flavor to become wonderfully significant to the great taste.

1.9
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
diabel (1609) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2002

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2002
Cloudy pale yellow w/ moussy head. Wispy spice and fruit aromas. Light, effervescent mouthfeel. Crisp coriander and citrus flavours combine with a refreshing acidity. Despite its mass-market appeal this beer remains a classic.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (3717) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 Rerate: I first had this before I started seriously rating beers, and I quite liked it. It has an effervescence and subtle complexity of flavor that makes it a hit--even though in some ways it is a very "normal" beer in the UK, not uncommon in Oxford, at least in the more upscale places. Citric and spicy, bubbly yet drinkable. I'd drink this as a "regular" beer if I weren't always trying to drink new beers!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - SEP 12, 2002
Fantastic Belgian White, a great taste of corainder and citrus.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2002
Pale yellow, cloudy, thin collar. Strong spicy aroma (coriander) and citrus fruits. Dry taste, spicy (coriander and cloves); light malt and hop. Palate simple, not too bitter, enough spicy. Good example, but Witbiers are not my top ones.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2003 I like this one. Had it on draft in a local bar here in Melbourne where they pride themselves on the presentation, so that helped. Lots of flavour and a nice finish. RERATE 26/1/03. I've toned it down a bit. That first one I had must have been a goodie - it's still nice, but I've had some less pleasant ones since. I think the Jamieson Dark Wheat deserves to be my highest ranked wheat beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
pivo (2586) - GERMANY - SEP 11, 2002
Lemony nose wafts up from a cloudy light yellow-green beer with a pretty head and Brussels lace. Vanilla tones comes through the wit-beer taste. Light body, but great mouth feel and a big taste. Classic. I don’t do this with a lemon.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YogiBeera (2494) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 10, 2002
Nice at Cafe Belgique in Amsterdam. Citrus-y vanilla aroma. White body with hints of yellow and a rocky head. Refreshing wheat, citrus and vanilla taste. Soft carbonation and fullmouth flavour. Balanced!


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