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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: 4237   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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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3.7
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2006
Truly a "white" beer in appearance. Pours with a nice head and plenty of fizz. A bit of lacing on the glass. I always am reminded of banana peel when I open this beer and get the first whiff. A very slight peppery spice on the toungue with a citrus body and a balanced lasting sweet finish. Light bodied and crisp in the mouth. Great refresher.

2.2
onystrom (1333) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
White-yellow color which I consider rather ugly. Great lasting head. Acidic/sour - watery - slightly lemon - taste. Didn´t like it much

1.7
Kinger (21) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 31, 2005
I know that obviously here this beer is considered to be quite good, I guess I just don’t like the style, or maybe it’s the spicy coriander and orange peel, very strong flavour. Had it in the Hoegarrden glass out of a bottle. I hope the next spicy beer I have pans out better.

3.3
DerWeg (1678) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2005
Draught and bottle both very nice, the once-dead style resurrected by Peter Celis. The world’s first widespread Belgian style exhibits light fruity/estery wheat character and some citrus, with the curaçao and coriander a somewhat forced yet effective counterpoint. Still a fine patio session drinker.

3.9
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Draught at Tyler’s in Durham, NC. Cloudy yellow color with big bubbly white head that laced the glass. Nose is of coriander, citrus, and yeast. Tart at first with yeast and light malt up front. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a subtle honey flavor. Very good beer.

3.9
garthicus (2925) - Dublin, IRELAND - DEC 30, 2005
Fantastic, my favorite of all the Belgian beers. Fruity taste and just the right amount of body make this a great session beer

3.1
LadyCooper (100) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 29, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2006 On Tap. Wow, when I ordered it, I did not expect to get a glass the size of my head! Big foamy head, semi-opaque (looked like organic apple juice), and serious hoppy flavour. A good patio beer.

3.6
stoutchap (423) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow, a decent foamy white head. A light citrus aroma mixed with wheat. A light fruity yeastflavor, with some complexity - but might need something else.

3.5
kfarrnd (113) - Oldsmar, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2005
Bottle. Poured a very cloudy yellow, not gold, but actual yellow with no head. Fruit and wheat on the nose. Lemon, banana and wheat flavor dominate. Thin on the palate, but not disappointing because there is some complexity to it. Real good for a Belgian white, enjoyed it thoroughly.

3.6
thewolf (12534) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 28, 2005
A wonderful white. Another example that even though you’re ’big’ doesn’t mean your beer sucks. A powerful fruity aroma with a very nice (white), though fast dissappearing head. The taste is not quite powerful enough, but has a banana flavour and a softness that even few wheat beers are blessed with.


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