Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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Reviews by rxdrewthejew:
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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4.56/5 rDev +20.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A-Cloudy straw colored body. Bit brighter, pale gold in light. Creamy two finger head. Spotty lacing.
S-Grains of wheat. Yeasty. Faint banana. Faint soap. Orange. Pear. Cider. Garden herbs: Basil, oregano.
T-Fresh squeezed orange. Wheat. Straw. Dark breads. Other unknown grains. Herbal.
M-Medium body. Medium carbonation. Love the herbal cool-spiciness of coriander. Sip starts slightly sweet & tart, continues with a smooth wheat-grain middle and ends with a bitter cinnamon/clove like drying, (most likely the yeast). Nice examples of sweet and bitter in the feels. Well rounded.
O-Classic witbier. Memorable. While not the pinnacle witbier, it does justice and delivers on all categories of what makes a beer good. Refreshing without compromising on flavor.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 11:42:42 | More by shacawgo24
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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