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Excellent

“I'm a Hoe lover”

published 24/03/2004

ProQuintessential summer beer

ConsNone

One of the benefits of living out in the southern California desert is the early summer. We’d not even reached the first official day of Spring before temperatures were hitting 90°F. That was about 2 weeks ago when I got my first initial craving (in 2004) for a Hoegaarden, a beer that is rarely...

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Excellent

“A Marketing Man’s Dream!”

published 06/10/2003

ProRefreshing, distinctive flavour, clean

ConsBit pricey but what the hell..

A Marketing Man’s Dream! Yep that’s me! Offer me a box of beers with a branded glass and I’ll rip your arm off. Never mind that I don’t really know what I’m buying, magpie instincts take over and it’s in the trolley and I’m legging it to the till. To be fair to me I had read a couple of reviews...

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Excellent

“Now that is service . . .”

published 29/11/2001

ProNice

ConsPossibly an acquired taste, but try it

Things have changed. I asked Ciao for this category to go up and there it was, faster than I can get a pint in a pub on a Saturday night. So, at the risk of being accused of churning, here is my op on Hoegaarden. Hoegaarden is a wheat beer. That is, it's cloudy and brewed from wheat not barley...

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Excellent

“Liquid Dessert”

published 24/01/2002

ProGraet tasting, easy on palate,no aftertaste

ConsCan be expensive in Pubs

Beer, often reffered to as a Liquid Lunch, if that is the case then Hoegaarden is a Liquid Dessert. Hoegaarden is seen as a "trendy" or "designer" beer and is normally more expensive than other beers served in Pubs and Bars. It is Served in Heavy heaxagonal glasses that appear to be massive, in...

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Super

ProRefreshing and tasty on a summers day

ConsNot a session beer

Maybe it was because of the big defrost and a day or two of skies where a little bit of sun peeped through the clouds this January that I picked up a pack of Hoegaarden. Or maybe it was because a pack of 4 bottles was in ASDA for £4. But lets dwell on the little bit of sun because in truth this...

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Excellent

“It's white and it's light”

published 05/02/2002

ProRefreshing drink, nice taste

Conspoor availability

As a lover of real ale one of the first things you look for when you order a pint in a pub is how it looks in the glass, is there a nice head? is it clear or cloudy? If I’m ever served a cloudy pint of beer I would take it back and ask for a different drink but with Hoegaarden Wit this would not...

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Super

ProIt hits the spot

ConsCloudy

Now I’m not a beer drinker, I’m more a heavy man myself, but one did catch my eye on the supermarket shelf this week that I thought, hmmmmm heard good things about this might give it a try. Hoegaarden, was on the top shelf in Asda at the extreme left hand side (seeing 90% of Asdas...

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Super

“Fancy Some Who Garden”

published 18/05/2002

ProUnique taste, very easy to drink, refreshing

ConsExpensive, some may be put off by the cloudy appea...

Well that's the way it's pronounced - (Who) (Garden) so I have a point even though the title makes little sense. On the several occasions that I have written my opinions on other brands of beers and spirits I always noticed that Hoegaarden White Beer was listed as the top rated brand of beer on...

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Excellent

“Its Pretty Good You Know”

published 15/07/2002

ProSmooth Richy and Fruity Taste

ConsNot So Easy to Find

Over the years I have visited Belgium numerous times and must say in some ways itreally is an amazing little country. Although it is only about the size of the US state of Maryland,it produces some great food, Brussels reputedly has more Michelin stars than restaurants in Paris, and some...

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Satisfactory

ProInteresting Historic Beer from Interbrew. Serve as...

ConsAcquired taste.

My expeditions to the local supermarket tend have me gravitating towards the beer shelves. I am always ready to sample a new brew or sup on the recommendation of a CIAO reviewer. On occasions that tippling has led to my own published opinion. I had come across Hoegaarden initially on a trip to...

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Excellent

“That Refreshing Belgian Wit”

published 02/01/2002

ProA full flavored, satisfying thirst quencher

Consnone come to mind

I have often heard the Belgian White style referred to as the champagne of beers. It competes with the Berliner Weisse and Bavarian Hefeweizen for that illustrious honor. The Belgian witbier is a crisp, clean, distinctive beer. This style may well be the best thirst quencher in the beer world...

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Super

ProDifferent, refreshing

ConsCloudiness might be off-putting

To the east of Brussels, in the middle of the wheat growing region of Belgium, lies the town of Hoegaarden. At one time there were more than 30 breweries here, all producing varieties of the local wheat beer. In the 1950s, as lagers were replacing more traditional beers, the last brewery closed...

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Excellent

Prosuperb flavour, moderate price

Consclumsy and thick drinking glass

Hoegaarden Wit used to be a treat to savour when visitng Belgium or a rare find in a specialist offie, but over the past few years has increasingly become available in the UK, with bottles sold in supermarkets, off-licences and pubs. It is also found on draught in many pubs. This is due to the...

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Excellent

ProLovely clean taste

ConsA bit expensive, not often found on tap

I shouldn’t really be writing about beer, seeing as I’m only seven. But hey, it’s a free country and I never drive if I’ve been on the sauce, so I guess it’s ok. I first met Hoegaarden back in the Autumn of 2003 and it was love at first sight. We met in the crowded Apres bar at the Birmingham...

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Excellent

“Belgiums best beer.”

published 03/12/2002

ProA clean taste suiting both summer and winter.

ConsRather expensive in pubs. But you've got the taste...

The lucky inhabitants of Hoegaarden, Braebant, Belgium have been brewing this white wheat beer since 1445. Although todays Master brewers have had to up production markedly to cope with export demands they are still staying true to the traditions of over half a millenia, which have made what is...

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Product Information : Hoegaarden White Beer

Manufacturer's product description

Wheat

Product Details

Type: Wheat

Manufacturer: Hoegaarden

EAN: 5410228158424; 5410228164845

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