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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 3980   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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3.1
jde123 (775) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2005 Hazy blonde appearance, decent enough flavor, but I found it lacking, when compared to other fine witbiers I have had. Very pleasant Aroma, fruity wheat. Overall, good, but not great.

3.9
xray (50) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Pretty opaque light color. I find this beer less carbonated on tap (which I like better). Slight citric taste makes this a great Summer session beer. One of the better beers that is available at your average liquor store.

2.6
MrBeer (276) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2004
Was not impressed by this beer at all. Poured a thick white head and had a cloudy appearance to it. Flavor-wise I didn’t like it. There just wasn’t much there for me.

2.5
fidemaster (336) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2013 Light color. Pleasant Orange aroma. Has a sweet and sour taste with a slightly hoppy feel. finishes clean.

2
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2005 This beer tastes like lemonade to me. That is all I am going to say about that. Will try again and re-rate.

3.2
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2004
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 This is a very smooth and refreshing belgian white, but I still like Blue Moon a lot better because it has more flavor, I tasted no orange in the Hoegaarden but did get slight banana as it warmed up. Not a bad beer but if it’s sitting next to Blue Moon I’m picking up the Blue Moon.

3.4
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 5, 2004
fruity and spicy. smooth and refreshing with a dry finish. yeasty aroma and taste with some clove.

5
collieman (191) - montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 4, 2004
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2004 Pronounced WHO-GAR-DEN, This is a great beer that alot misunderstand. First I DONT DRINK THIS BEER, I hate belgium beers, HOWEVER it’s my wife’s fav!
On to the review, It’s a cloudy almost white golden wheat beer, herbs on the nose, thick white head. palate of silk. Smoth taste, just a hint of hop, mild sweet with a domonat flavour of roses. Herbal aftertaste, Cilantro and just a hit of zest. second aftertaste clean, like a american dry. Leaves a lovley white foam on on walls of you’re glass, jst like a good beer ALWAYS should. SPECIAL ATTRIBUTE: feels soooooo good in the tummy. Calming slowly roaling gentle tide. Exelent soother to... umm ...when a girl... ummm, well you know... once a month for 5-7 days... Now on to HOW to drink it. First, if you have it in the pub, a lemmon wege will be sitting on the rim. DONT PUT THIS IN THE BEER. the acid completly cancles the flavours. WASH THE RIM WITH THE LEMMON BEFORE EACH PULL ON YOU’RE PINT!!!!! it’ll add the perfect amount of lemmon to every mouthfull. If you ask for a WHO-GAR-DEN and they correct you with HOH-GAARDEN, tell them that you were right in the first place, and belgiuns are actualy offended by the false name. IF YOU HAVE THIS AT HOME. first, ignore the bottle instructions. Take a chilled bottle, and SLOWLY rotate it upside down. Hold it for 20 seconds, roll it back strait, another 20 seconds. Repeet. Rince a 12 oz glass, If you’ve got a Hoegarden Glass, use it, if not a strait Pillsner glass is better than a goblet. Rince the glass with cold water, shake it so there are small sparce drops of water all through-out. open beer. Wait 5 seconds. pour 3/4 of the beer at a 45 degree angle. Let beer rest 50-60 seconds while you SWIRL the remaining beer to dissolve all leftover lees. with the glass on the table, pour the remaning beer strait in the center of the head. Try to get every drop of foam from the bottle. Wait another 10 seconds. Use a knife or you’re finger to "cut" from one side of the glass head to the other, smothing the head flat with the glass and removing all head above the rim. 1/8 a lemon on the rim. And you’re done. Exelent beer for a lady, plus if you go through all trouble to pour you’re lady a beer, it shows care. Cheers!

3.5
TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2004
A very tasty and very dependable Belgian White. The subtle taste of spices add to this wheat style. Not overpowering but refreshingly different than American Lagers. Leave out the lemon, it just screws up the taste.

4.1
Loddeer (171) - USA - NOV 1, 2004
Wow, a Belgian I actually like a lot! Pretty smooth and subtle tasting, the flavoring was right on the money and satisfying to the last drop. Thoroughly enjoyed, cheers Rob!


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