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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

3,576 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 3576
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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rxdrewthejew

California

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Got this in a "Best of Belgium" pack for Hanukkah. I'm not convinced that Hoegaarden, Stella and Leffe really qualify as best of Belgium, but still, can't complain about beer as a gift.

A: Typical somewhat hazy yellowish white with a fluffy two finger white head that fades to a decent film with monster lacing. Plenty of small bubbles rising from the bottom.

S: A bit of crisp wheat a malt is quickly overpowered by a big hit of coriander, cloves and citrus peel. Smell is spicy and sweet overall.

T: Clean malt/wheat bill...the spices are more subdued in the taste than the smell, but pretty much the same idea. Maybe a bit more orange peel in the flavor. Nothing overpowering.

MF: Thin and perhaps a bit watery. Quite bubbly, but a good level of carbonation for this style. A touch of warming but really not much to speak of.

D: Good drinkability, the flavor is nothing out of the world but it's solid. Tastes fine without adding any oranges, which makes it better than Blue Moon at any rate. Still, with all the other good Wit's out there, probably not something I would seek out.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2008 01:23:31 | More by rxdrewthejew
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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