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Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Witbier
Hoegaarden, Belgium
Serve in Tumbler, Weizen

bottled
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RATINGS: 3874   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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
Cloudy very pale, nice frothy lace. Citrus yeasty aroma. Flavor is smooth, yeasty, citrus, and spicy. The spicey coriander realy comes out as it warms and it is much beter. Finish is dry and spicy, quite nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Billowing white cream; hazy, pale lemon hue. Fried bananas served with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon; oatmeal with stone fruits. Brief malts give to tangy acids; coating wheat lingers into a bright lemon zest finish. Well attenuated yet creamy; drying with fluffy carbonation.

Smooth and safe with tangy acids and intriguing spice.

33 cl bottle, best before 20/07/2009.

Pours very cloudy, pale yellow with an average frothy head. Smells very spicy to the point of exclusion of other smells. So it’s not much to see or smell. Tastes like yummy-refreshing wheaty-bananas. Very light feeling; watery, with very active carbonation. Finish is short and clean, a little more bitter than the start.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (3345) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
Very pale and very cloudy. Big foamy head. Rings of lace. Citrus/perfumy aroma. Very light and refreshing. Notes of perfume, citrus, and clove. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 Okay re-done and much better. Maybe my palate is getting better these days. Sweet, citrus flavor. Nice head with a clean finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
If this is coriander and orange why doesn't it taste like Sunshine from New Belgium. I taste banana.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5572) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2003
Pouts a nice cloudy blond with a puffy white head. Nose is spicy and seems overwhelming to any other aroma. The body relaxes this a bit and allows a slight fruity note to intrude on the spice. Finishes with a bit of spice and sweetness on the tongue. Not as good as I remember but it is not a bad beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Pours a very pale and hazy yellow color with a beautiful tall foamy white head. Unusually pale yellow like a lemonade. The body has hints of sour apple and citrus flavor. Finishes with a sweet candy flavor. Overall, a superb belgian white.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
poured out into the glass very hazy yellow straw, lots of mixing of whites and yellows, like watching watery latex paint mix. A huge creamy, thick, foamy head grew over and beyond and was quite a thrill to see. Smells right away of the orange and lemon, extremely citrusy. Nothing out of the ordinary for this Belgian beauty, but good non the less. Tastes of a citrus brew, very citrusy with orange and lemon strongly presented and felt, with a hint of spice, coriander I believe.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quaffmeister (50) - Henlow, ENGLAND - JUN 24, 2003
(33 ml bottle) Cloudy yellow body, with a dense white head. Banana hints as a backdrop to a citrus aroma. Smooth crisp taste, with an interessting palate that I can't place. A good summer session beer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - JUN 23, 2003
A cloudy yellow color with a foamy white head. Nose is quite nice but not very strong. I taste coriander, orange peels, vanilla, and maybe a little pepper. Smooth on the palate. A great Belgian white.


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