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


on tap

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RATINGS: 3975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
Unfiltered Belgian White, flavored with coriander and orange peel, creating a sweet & sour taste.

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bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2005
Bottled. Poured a brilliant cappucino like head (which I’m sure would have stayed for hours if I could have resisted) that created lovely lacings down the sides of the glass as I polished it off. Not a very strong aroma, but pleasant and spicy. Upon tasting, I realised the spicy aroma came from a deliciously sweet clove flavour. Aftertaste is very doughy, like undercooked pizza base. I could only get this, though, by waiting a while between tastes (got distracted by the stove!!). A fairly metallic finish, but a nice round body. A very tasty beer, but I don’t know if I could drink this as a staple. Next time I might have to follow the instructions on the label LOL.

thegreenrooster (4558) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2005
Pour is a bright yellow like lemon juice. Aroma is nice and spicy with a bit of pepper in there. Flavor is peppery and spicy with a lemony backbone. Very refreshing on a warm summer night.

Sregnar35 (1033) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Not a fan of white’s. This beer is too washed out for me, like a mammossa made with champagne and banana juice.

frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2005
Review for bottled product, but similar experience with beer on tap.

Pallid yellow with a light, frosty haze and a large, foamy head. Light, dry aroma with a definite floral character... perfumed... sourdough in tow. Bitter, sour flavor with light acidity to follow. Floral notes in the sinuses. Creamy mouthfeel with a dry end. If anyone here besides me has consumed rose petals, this is quite similar. Pleasant, melancholy and (dare I say) gothic.

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ABUSEDGOAT (2847) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Staple for the style. If SNPA is the textbook pale ale, this is certainly the texbook wit. Decent, enjoyable and well made... but not mindblowing.

dirtyc (173) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2005
I really enjoyed this one, served in a huge glass, takes awhile to drink, great taste, can taste the orange, with a bit of sweetness, great color, a bit white and amber combined, interesting appearance

fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Cloudy pale yellow body with average white head. Light grass, lemon citrus aroma and slight sour, lime flavor. Smooth body, sweet finish. Refreshing drinking beer.

marcus (10668) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 12, 2005
This cloudy golden wheat beer poured with a nice white head, eliciting a pleasant spicy aroma. The flavor is a bit fruity and heavily spiced. This is a very refreshing drink that goes well on a hot summer day.

Mullo (102) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2005
Although cloudy, I found the appearance appealing. Great head properties. Lots of aroma. A big bouquet of flavours across the palate - lots of fruitiness, yet quite smooth. Give me another!

CRice00 (4) - USA - JUN 11, 2005 does not count
By far the best of the summer beers. Crisp and refreshing. Goes great with seafood dishes.

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