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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,855 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,855
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 60
Gots: 242 | 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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eb003

Kentucky

3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I couldn't drink this all day, but I enjoy it as a "change of pace". I think it has good color and smell. The taste is about what I'd expect from a "belgian white". I find it to have a much cleaner taste than "Blue Moon" which is billed as a "belgian white". It has a good mouthfeel to it, although it can get bitter after a while. All in all it's a good beer.

I agree with another reviewer, though, that for Belgium...there are better beers.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2005 04:57:39 | More by eb003
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Best by April 2015. Tasted 10 June 2014.

Pours cloudy pale wheat yellow. Two plus fingers of white head, good retention and nice lacing. Outstanding.

Smell is faint. Wheaty, a touch yeasty, a touch of that characteristic wit soft spice.

Taste is blah. It's generally a subtle style, but this one is lacking in taste. Just not much there. Slightly sweet, deserty, then tilts mildly spicy and a touch bitter. Meh.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,855 ratings.