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


on tap

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RATINGS: 4034   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 9, 2006
The original, had to try it finally after having a few beers that try to be Hoegaarden. Turns out ones like Allagash white do a pretty good job of emulating this beer. Pours the normal suspecting white style with a big foamy head. I taste the coriander notes, but itís not overwhelming which is good. I also tasted that citrus tang that is to be expected. Everyoneís had this, itís good, but not great. Glad Iíve had it a little later in my beer tasting adventure since it would have struck me as a little more fascinating at my earlier beer drinking stages.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
one of the best white beers Belgum has to offer. Strong coriander taste,smell is very crisp. This beer compliments almost any food. Color is very pale and cloudy,with a nice foam top. The coriander leaves somewhat of a nice after taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
This beer is not just ícalledí white beer it literally is a WHITE beer. It pours a slightly off white color and has white head with a very short retention. Quite heavy lacing. Smell: Very potent! Yeast, Lemon, citrus rinds and wheat fill your nose with lots of strong pleasant aromas. Taste: The taste is similar to the smell. It is very active. There is a significant spicy hop character creating the flavor of cloves lemon peels and pepper. It is not overly bitey though, because the cool watery center carries a light yeasty sweet whit bread character through your mouth washing the tart citrus away as quickly as it developed. Mildly interesting but overall average for the style. Mouthfeel: Something about the mouthfeel creates a strange stall for me. This beer is somewhat smooth but just before swallowing it stalls for a moment. Basically it does not slide down easily. I am not sure if it is the peppery character of the beer or the hops but it tickles my throat causing me to need to think about swallowing it. Strange. Drinkability: This beer feels cool and refreshing in the mouth but did not seem to finish smoothly. It may have just been me today so I will try it again. For now I will say it is a fine Witbier and suitable for a hot day. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MarkBarnes (404) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
Sept. 4, 2006; 12 oz. bottle. Hazy, whitish/yellow pour with respectable head. Light & citrusy in flavor, lacking the malty balance youíd expect from other styles. The Belgian styles (light or dark) arenít my cup(s) of tea, but Iíd imagine this as a pleasant summertime beer that even a macro devotee might enjoy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2006
Bottled. Pours yellow/orange with quickly dissapatimg foamy head which leaves some lacing. Wheaty, citrus aroma, big lemon. Very Flavour is super clean generallly but begins a little metallic before mellowing into orangey niceness. Smooth. I could sink a few of these happily but fairly non-dememo as Whites go. Nice but nothing to get excited about.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - JUN 10, 2007
Bottle. Nice refreshing, full bodied, spicy and fruity, a little sweet and a hint of sourness in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2007
Very light straw, hazy with a moderate head. the aroma has light notes of coriander. The flavour is refreshing, light and quenching with notes of coriander and fruit, mostly citrus. Itís nice, but a bit on the light side.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DubC5000 (305) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2007 It appeared a very corn-colored cloudy, like a lemon jellybean, and didnít look very appetizing at all. The white head looked like spa foam. It was sweet and fruity on the nose, with some citrus sours like weak lemonade. Clean, crisp, and way too carbonated, the beer had the consistency and some of the flavor of champagne (thin, foamy, watery). It also appeared to have some melon-y notes. Overall, it seemed to me like the Belgian version of Miller Genuine Draft. Edit: This beer has a way of growing on you. Although it has too much carbonation for a proper ale, it is nicely spiced and appropriately sweet for a wit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - AUG 6, 2007
A friend picked up one of these just for the hell of it. Nothing really that crazy on this one, but sometimes its a good thing. I could easily get 6 of these and have a good night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 7, 2007
Pours a hazy golden with nice foamy pure white head. Nose of hay, some slight fruity esters which grow stronger as the beer warms. A fizzy mouthfeel but without a body or a bold flavor to match, can be very refreshing on a warm summer day, but really a seasonal beer. Coriander comes through much stronger than orange peel.

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