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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 4094   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - APR 26, 2004
Hmmmm... wasn't expecting a sweet tasting beer like this. Thought I'd give it a try since JACK ASStor's had it on tap. Served in a vase-like tumbler. Very sweet. I didn't enjoy it as much as others on this board, but that may be because it was a draught, not bottled.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jollyraider (252) - Los Angeles, California, USA - APR 24, 2004
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2004 The hazy yellow color is nifty. Really spicy aroma. Tastes of orange peel, pepper, smoke, and spices. Hard to pick up on the hops with all the malt and yeast-based flavors in there. Quite an interesting beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 24, 2004
Pale orange, dirty color. White head. Blast of orange in the nose. Flavors of orange peel, corriander, and bready malt. Hoppy tang at the end. Always a pleasure.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pailhead (6384) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - APR 23, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2007 Bottle: Nice white head that disappears rather quickly with slight lacing. Very strong orange aroma with hint of spices. A cloudy pale yellow in appearance. While orange in smelling more orange peel in taste. Slighty sweet. Mild aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skip (206) - Indiana, USA - APR 15, 2004
Surprise: all barley. Pale and hazy, big white head. Some fruit and yeast in nose and on the tongue.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 14, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2004 Very large white head which is common. Nice pale hazy appearance. The flavor to me doesn't really jump out, but I could taste some fruit. One of the best whites I've had, white lemon also.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dhlesq (233) - Thousand Oaks, California, USA - APR 13, 2004
Notable coriander aroma over citrus that to me smells largely of orrange and faintly of grapefruit. Cloudy pale appearance that is entirely distinctive and very pleasing to look at, with a large frothy white head that dissipates quickly but that leaves heavy lacing. Bready but crisp flavor with a spicy tang that lasts. Medium-light body that is refreshingly dry. Overall, a delightful summer beer and equal to, if not greater than,the sum of its parts.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2004
UPDATED: APR 29, 2004 Hoegaarden white is the standard for Belgian wheat beer. Pleasant, delicious, and satisfying.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sloth (2791) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2004
Now thats a Wit! Large white head, mediocre retention and a nice lace. Big fruity nose, citrusy, pungent. Hazy gold with a classic white background. Light body, excellent carbonation with a neat creamyness. Citrusy, light malty/bready flavors, vegetal flavors also. Sweet, but not overly. Finish is fairly dry. A joy to drink. Been a while. A classic.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fomentateur (110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2004
Hoegaarden is in the taditonal style of Belgian Wit Bier's. Served in the appropriate octoganal glass there is a nice shine to the hazy yellow beer. A nice froathy head sits atop the beer leaving a traditional Belgian lace all the way to the bottom of the glass. A zesty corriandor orange peel aroma dance across the sparkling head. Fruity in flavor, very refreshing.


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