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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,888 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,888
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 60
Gots: 262 | FT: 0
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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JimbobAlonymous

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was a surprise. Bought it at a random grocery as a shot in the dark knowing I like Blue Moon for a change of pace now and then. 7.50$ for a 6-pack, then I couldn't find it at any other store in Vermont or New Hampshire that I tried. Finally a random check in southern NYS found it

Appearance: cloudy white

Smell: not very noticeable, hard to detect.

Taste: fantastic wheat beer. not over-the top wheat flavor that makes you feel like you're eating bread, but hints of wheat and citrus. The citrus also doesnt make it taste like lemon-aid has been added (like some beers). It's a calm beer with slight but distinctive tastes that just makes you smile when you drink it.

Mouthfeel: smooth. light, but not watery like a "xxx-light" beer.

drinkability: great, I could drink this beer all night or have it with dinner. It's a versatile beer that I was very pleased with. couldn't stop drinking it actually.

Edit: after some more "research", I did find one six-pack that tasted different. It was a bit stale tasting or like it had been frozen and thawed or something. It wasn't as bright and clean tasting as it should have been. If that was the first hoegaarden I had experienced I would not have bought another six-pack. The next set though from the same store at the same time was great. Not sure what happened but reading a few bad reviews among many good reviews tells me there are possibly some quality control issues with this beer. 5/6 good six-packs for me so far.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2010 16:56:51 | More by JimbobAlonymous
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,888 ratings.