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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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coldmeat23

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4.3/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Imperial Pint Glass
TEMP: Chilled to approx. 45 degrees
BEST BY DATE: 12-06-09

I'll just start by saying that I am biased in favor of this beer. I love Hoegaarden. It is the witbier by which I judge all others. With that in mind, my review follows.

It is a light hazy golden yellow color. Hazy enough to nearly be opaque. It reminds me of a wheat field on a nice summer day. It's minimal head doesn't stay around long, at all.

Smells of spicy citrus notes. Little yeasty bread-like notes in there, too. Not much else, just keep it simple.

Taste is very good, indeed. The not quite sweet citrus flavors are so finely balanced by the spiciness of the coriander that this is harmony in a glass. Light yeast notes follow along bringing a delicate banana flavor to round out the end.

Very good creamy mouthfeel, here. This wouldn't work without the proper carbonation level and fortunately, this has it.

For me, this is a great session beer. Nice and easy to drink with a moderate enough ABV level. It would score a 5.0 for this except that it runs about $10 a 6-pack, so you have to kind of monitor your intake, for financial reasons. (Someday, when I win the lottery, I'll bathe in this stuff.)
Mmmmm....tasty!

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2008 19:30:40 | More by coldmeat23
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,865 ratings.