Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A- 4 Whitish yellow in color with a big fluffy and smooth pure white head. Very fine bubbles and a smooth slippery lace. This is a nice looking white brew.
S- 4 Cheating a bit with the bottle's description, I find that the coriander and orange peel used in the brew combine to produce a lemon scent. The wheat is present also, as is a touch of clove, and the combination produces a pleasant sweetness.
T- 4 There's a banana/clove presence up front reminiscent of the style and more than I'd expected from the aroma alone. This precedes a slight orange/lemon zest that balances the initial sweetness. Solid, rounded tasting brew.
M- 4 Crisp and clean with a creamy smooth finish. It's medium-light in body. Carbonation is fine. It has a good feel though I'd prefer it to coat a little more and feel slightly fuller.
D- 4 All in all, a solid offering and a standby due to its high availability, Hoegaarden is a classic of the style and should at least be tried by all. Though not supremely complex, it boasts good flavor and it is definitely consistent. It is not so heavy and I could put down this brew with ease. It's not my favorite style, but when in the mood it is a good one to fall back on.
Serving type: bottle
05-20-2011 13:55:10 | More by KYBrewgrass
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