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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,585 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3585
Reviews: 1601
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%


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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norwichboy

Australia

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Drinking this on tap, I felt this was significantly better than my review of it in bottled form, so thought it deserved a re-review.

Hazy blonde. Head is much bigger, creamy, with good retention, and lacing which lines the glass. Highly aromatic (as in the bottle) with citrus, coriander and clove. On palate sweet and sour, with clove and banana on finish: perhaps more intensity of flavour than in the bottle. The lovely sweet-sour finish is lasting. Carbonation is more balanced on tap, creating a pleasant mouthfeel. Few beers could be called more refreshing. Superbly drinkable (particularly now that the weather is getting warmer in Australia). In spite of a good selection of other beers where I was drinking, I couldn't resist sticking with this.

Serving type: on-tap

10-31-2006 04:34:46 | More by norwichboy
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,585 ratings.