Description: "The original wheat beer is the oldest and most famous beer from the range of Hoegaarden. When it is poured, a soft white foam edge is formed and remains a rich deposit behind on the glass. A naturally turbid, pale color sparkles when you look through the glass of beer. With an aroma of orange peel, coriander and spices has its characteristic flavor unique. Soft, light and moderately sweet and sour, spiced with a subtle citrus flavor. It is best served in the traditional hexagonal glass."— Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
The tasting: Light straw in color, slightly hazy, with a white head that dissipated fairly quickly. It's a great looking beer! Aroma of lemon, orange peel, and faint hints of tobacco (which was very surprising). Flavor of white pepper, lemon, coriander, tangy wheat, and yeast. There's a mild sweetness in the middle. Light bodied, and lightly carbonated, Hoegaarden is very refreshing and an easy drinking beer. The alcohol isn't noticeable and it has little hop bitterness.
Rating: 3 star. Good! I'd drink this again if someone gives it to me. Hoegaarden is widely available and is a great introduction to the witbier style. If you've never tasted a wit, give it a try. It's a great style for summer. However, consider Avery Brewing's White Rascal if it's distributed in your area. I preferred it to Hoegaarden.