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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,865 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,865
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 60
Gots: 249 | 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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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.48/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

We pour a hazy, straw colored brew which holds a white head of two fingers. The head rumbles actively and disappears rather quickly, leaving no lace as it goes. The carbonation looks to be quite active. The brew is hazy throughout, but no yeasty aggregates are visible. The aroma is rich with wheat and malts. The remainer of the nose is taken up by clovey phenols, soft fruity esters, and orange and lemon citrus. As we sip, the flavor starts lightly, with wheat, a floury grain, and bitter citrus rind taking center stage. Phenols promptly take over through the middle, which continues the front's theme of being reserved in flavor. Esters also appear here, affording faint sweetness. The middle sings through right to the end, without any abrupt revival of other ingredients, or inclusions of stronger ones. The aftertaste breaths with a bit of clove, but mostly clean malts and an obvious wheat shine through. The body is on the lighter side, and the carbonation is fairly significant. The mouth is left wet, but not satiated. This is, in part, due to the watery feel and lack of any general creaminess to the sip. The abv is standard, and the brew drinks with simplicity.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was its roundedness. The pour revealed a simplistic looking brew, with a straightforward aroma, and a light, and crisp taste. While it is not exemplary for the style, this brew served its purpose and quenched our thirst.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 02:13:07 | More by TheBrewo
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,865 ratings.