We’re going to kick things off with a confession. We’ve had a lot of this beer. A lot. There’s a good reason why it is the most awarded wheat beer in World Beer Cup history. It is a fantastic beer made better by how readily available it is in bottle-stores and on tap in South Africa. We are of course talking about this weeks beer, the Hoegaarden Witbier.
We featured the Leffe Belgium Blonde not that long ago. Like that beer, the Hoegaarden Witbier is owned by AB InBev. And we’re equally grateful for being able to access this beer, at a very reasonable price, locally. The Wit beer category is not an unfamiliar one in South Africa. The Darling Bone Crusher is probably the best known but there are, and have been, several others. In terms of beers you can enjoy multiples of, this is up there.
The only thing we don’t like. And we really don’t like it. Is the pond bucket they insist on serving it in. It looks fantastic but whenever one lands in front of us we feel the need to attack it like a buffalo at a crowded watering hole. Badly. We’ve actually taken to requesting a standard pint glass. It’s pedantic, we know, but the pond really is not great for us.
Obviously don’t let that put you off. It’s yet to put us off, in fact we may actually sink into one or two of these over the weekend. We suggest you do the same and let us know what you think of this excellent Hoegaarden Wibier.