Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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Reviews by Stavage:
4.03/5 rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Poured into a Hoegaarden tumbler, nice thick white head on top of a very hazy yellow body of liquid. Average retention and lacing.
Quite a light smell, a fresh citric smell and a lot of grain. The combination is quite refreshing.
Taste again is quite light but not in a watery way. A little bit of a citric zing, a sourness (more a grain sourness than a citric sourness) and a wheaty edge. Has that slight phenolic aftertaste any kind of wheat beer seems to have.
Mouthfeel is where I'm really impressed. Very smooth refreshing mouthfeel. Theres a certain thickness to it, giving it a very full body but theres also a sparkling lightness to it.
Very drinkable beer. Nothing special as far as it tastes but it works perfectly as a general purpose refreshment beer. Works on a hot day, works with a cold meal or a hot meal. Just a really good all purpose brew, which I think is what it wants to be.
Serving type: on-tap
05-31-2009 08:15:30 | More by Stavage
More User Reviews:
3.9/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Appearance: Hazy, yellow color with two fingers of creamy white head that fade with a uniform curtain of lace.
Aroma: Wheat malt, yeast, clove, hints of banana and lemon
Taste: Crisp, wheat malt up front with a good amount of carbonation that pops in your mouth. Towards the finish some spiciness and banana oil builds, but still a lot of carbonation prickling the tongue. Finish has a slightly lingering banana and orange rind taste.
The Rest: A solid white ale; a good definition of the style.
Serving type: bottle
07-07-2014 01:40:39 | More by curasowa
3.81/5 rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Hazy, pale yellow body with a small, white head. Retention leaves a lot to be desired. Light carbonation.
Bright coriander and black pepper over a musty, wheat backbone. Yeast is noticeable. For the simplicity of it, it's very pleasant.
Pretty simple affair here, like the aroma. Sweet wheat right up with a hint of citrus hops. Plenty of coriander. Pepper on the finish.
Light and refreshing. Decent carbonation. Clean, slightly sweet finish.
For the style, it's a worthy contender. Easy to drink and enough flavor to please, this is a solid summer beer.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 22:35:41 | More by alphagnome
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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