Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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Reviews by Fergyx825:
3.48/5 rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: very cloudy, yellow hue. There is some foam on the top, it doesn't seem to go away. This sounds just like its supposed to.
Smell: it has the golden ale smell to it. A little bit of citrus.
Taste: Very crisp, very wheat oriented beer. A hint of some citrus fruit. It definitely has that twang to it described in witbier legend. Golden ale like taste in the background.
Mouthfeel: very high in carbonation, but a very thin beer. These two don't work well together.
Overall: i like this beer, its very crisp and high in carbonation. Almost has a bite to it. Enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
01-01-2014 02:13:58 | More by Fergyx825
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle into pint glass, best before 8/11/2014. Pours hazy golden straw color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of lemon, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon zest, pear, orange peel, light banana, coriander, clove, wheat, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt notes; with good robustness and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with no warming present after the finish as expected of 4.9%, Overall this is a damn nice witbier. All around well balanced and robust flavors of fruity/earthy yeast, spice, and pale malt; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-02-2014 03:03:13 | More by superspak
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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