Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.33/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.5
A generously heady pour: Cottony foam abounds! Looks like cloudy apple cider. I suppose the smell's true-blue to the style--MUSKY coriander notes with peppery aroma. Interesting, to say the least.
Taste is nearly identical to the smell, and Boy Howdy - what'm I to make of this complexity? It's like the Fifth Element girl when she absorbed the world's collective experience: WHAT just happened? Pepper, citrus, yeast, and clove--oh my! This is unfiltered heartiness, for sure.
The true highlight is a luxuriously creamy mouthfeel. Finish is a real sleight of hand--a stealthy and un-bitter close.
I'm being mean, but throw some brewer's yeast on a rusty boat anchor, and you're close! Truth is, Hoegaarden's is spot-on for what it is... love it or scratch your head about it.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2008 11:35:08 | More by Exner83
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