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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,576 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3576
Reviews: 1601
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%


Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001)
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BucannonXC5

California

3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a tap into a pintish-type glass at Rí Rá in Las Vegas, Nev. Just a touch of head. Color had a lemon look. Slight film/lacing.

First smell was banana. Also some other fruits - lemon mainly - and some cloves? Very refreshing smell.

Refreshing first sip with lots of flavors. Wheat and grain seemed to dominate. Also a light spice of something. Maybe pepper? Could have been the cloves. Ending taste had some kind of blood taste. But I like my blood, so it worked out.

Really great mouthfeel. It stayed good throughout and was much better out of the tap then out of the bottle (like I’ve had before). Average carbonation.

I’ve had this before, but I really enjoy this beer. It was even better out of the tap. Perfect for the summer.

Serving type: on-tap

08-11-2011 05:09:40 | More by BucannonXC5
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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