Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.85/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
I poured this beer into a Hoegaarden glass from a 12oz bottle with a moderately hard pour. A light head of 1 fingers width formed and dissipated fairly quickly. Small globs of thin lacing remained on the glass only momentarily before sliding down to rejoin their brethren. Personally I prefer slightly more body in appearance to my wits.
The smell is nice, reminding me of straw and flaked oats. The coriander and curacao are prominent with maybe a slight phenolic edge at the end.
This beer tastes similar to its smell, opening with light straw and wheat before moving on to coriander and curacao. The curacao seems more subdued in taste than in smell however.
Mouthfeel is also a little light for my tastes. I realize that this is a light style but prefer the body of Allagash White or Mendocino White.
Overall this is a pretty good beer. Drinkability is high since the flavor is so light and smooth. Its pretty widely available, so its a good example of the style that most people should be able to try.
Serving type: bottle
07-22-2008 19:37:03 | More by THEBEERBAR0N
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