Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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United Kingdom (England)
1.35/5 rDev -64.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Despite my real aversion to this beer I've actually drank quite a lot of it over the years.
A: Pale gold semi opaque. Pours a one finger head which disappears. Slightly bubbly body.
T: I normally like coriander in beer but in Hoegaarden it tastes of overwhelming, sickly vanilla. It's watery, bitter, fizzy and reminds me a lot of Alka-Seltzer, or at best an unpleasant ice cream soda. Incredibly ill-balanced and no depth of character. Leaves a sour, yeasty flavour on my palate - not the hallmark of a good beer.
O: I try not to talk dirty of beers I don't like but I'm not exactly kicking a dead puppy by scorning this multi award winning macro travesty. Along with Stella Artois I think it's one of the most overrated beers in the world, and it's really expensive so I make no apologies for saying it's genuinely one of the worst beers I've ever had.
Serving type: can
02-26-2012 14:28:45 | More by Hoppsbabo
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