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

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 4149   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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2560) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - SEP 1, 2001
The staid commercial version of the recipe Celis gave back to a Belgian commercial brewery. This definitely cuts corners on the Celis White recipe.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2001
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2005 Bottled. Aroma is citrus, coriander, sweet wheat malts. Cloudy, white/yellow color, white firm head, good lace. Light sweet, light bitter, coriander, citrus, medium body. Hoegaarden used to set the standard for Belgian white and now its just a standard Belgian white.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
drewtuc (1) - USA - FEB 8, 2002 does not count
mmmmmmm.... Smooth tasting beer with a hint of orange. A perfect after dinner drink.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 18, 2002
Mild wheat smell, opaque yellow. Tastes nicely bitter, soft spicey flavour. Very good.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nagash (207) - Paris, FRANCE - JUL 8, 2002
Not great, not bad. But i will probably re-rate it soon.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10761) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2011 Bottle... Its pale, but then again, its a wit; Albino beer. Is it good? For the style, I guess. Mostly water and fizz though. Nuff said.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ClarkVV (6081) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2002
UPDATED: APR 29, 2015 this is a good beer. so expensive, not really worth all the money you pay. one of the strongest examples of a witbier. very spicy. tons of coriander and lemon. almost makes for a meaty taste. I think it is too strong in lemon and coriander though, and thats about all you can taste, though it has a nice medium-full body and a grainy, wheat feel to it. My biggest complaint is that if you try to drink more than 2 of these, the flavor starts getting cloying, as hoegaarden displays plenty of that bubble gum estery sweetness. One of the better witbiers though overall. 7/4/7/3/15

Rerate Having had a fair amount of this over the years, mostly at places where this is the only decent thing on the menu, its still very drinkable. That seems in part due to the low abv and light nature of the beer, yet also non-filtration in a wheat beer will mask a lot of problems. Not implying this is/isnt brewed poorly just that beers like this have a bigger margin of error than in something like a Pale lager which is going to show every little flaw in brewing. Its very light, somewhat watery, though not any more than it should be. A bit too astringent, however, with too much coriander and orange peel. The bubble gum flavor is the highlight, as well as the carbonation. Simple, but passable, yet of course there are many better examples out there. Still, if this was the house wit bier at a random brewpub, you could do worse. 6/4/6/3/11

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aesir (130) - Tustin, California, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Being a white guy, I thought it appropriate for me to drink a white beer. A somewhat unique flavor, but I dont know if its the best kind of unique. Kind of sour initially, but the aftertaste reminds me of a pacifier that might have been used by Rory Calhoun at sometime or another.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
grat (432) - ST. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2004
I could never get into this one. Looks pretty in the tumbler. Like lemonade with lots of backwash. Smells like chemical cleaner, but not in a bad way. Flavors are lemony, fizzy and transparent, very bland and transparent. Not the best Wit. Man back in the day the Celis White was the king of the land, much better than this one. Now they both suck. grat

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Knoxville (14) - Terrassa, SPAIN - FEB 4, 2005
Cloudy yellow colour (reminds a lemonade), with nice white head. Very sweet, I think. Good aroma with citrus notes. Its a very refreshing beer, excellent for summer time.


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