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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,805 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,805
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 59
Gots: 227 | 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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Reviews by PancakeMcWaffles:
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PancakeMcWaffles

Germany

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Has a cloudy straw like yellow colour, frothy white head that is about a finger thick and stays as a thin layer until the end, little lacing.

S: Citrusy, a very distinct wheat smell, a "typical" wheatbeer-smell, although very fresh and light.

T: As the smell suggests a rather citrusy hop flavour, a nice wheat flavour, not as strong as for example a german wheat. Little hop flavours, not very bitter, a small sour note, very fresh, a little bit spicey, but really just a tiny bit.

M: Very nice carbonation, thick and creamy mouthfeel.

O: A beautiful widely available Witbier, lacks some characteristics of the style, although very balanced taste which makes it very refreshing on a hot day. The lable on the bottle recommends drinking it at 2-3°C which I found a little cold, I let it warm up to about 10°C which really supports a broader flavour and brings out the citrusy-flavours more.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2012 17:53:47 | More by PancakeMcWaffles
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,805 ratings.