I am usually not a fan of any beer from Belgium as they are usually far too sweet for me. Something I am working on, but it is certainly taking awhile. Hoegaarden, although technically a Belgian White, tastes a lot like a wheet beer to me with a lot of added lemon zest. In fact it sort of reminds me of the lemon-beer I had last month but not nearly as extreme in the lemonade department. More of an ingredient than a motif, which I appreciated. This beer goes down smooth, almost like it is 'softer' than most beers.
Hoegaarden looks great, thats for damn sure. The extremely fluffy head goes well with the thick, (mostly) unfiltered yellow body. Good summer beer if you are looking for something refreshing and sweet but not overly sugary.
I just did some fact checking and discovered that a 'white beer' is the exact same thing as a 'wheat beer' in Belgium. I learned something today. Hopefully I don't forget it after this weekend....
Musical Pairing: Golden Earring- Moontan (foreign as hell but still knows how to rock and roll)