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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,487 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,487
Reviews: 1,682
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 99
Gots: 608 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001

No notes at this time.
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Citrus, herb and refreshing.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

App- This beer is a pale straw yellow, with a very airy one and a half finger head. It is an almost unbelievable white, only some lace as it degrades.

Smell- Tons of clove, coriander and some sweet musty fruit notes are present in the nose. It is pretty good, and definitely makes one think of a witbier.

Taste- It is a light drink when it comes to flavor. Not as pronounced as the nose, although most smells are now in the glass. There is certainly the clove and maybe a little of the coriander. It is citrusier in the drink, maybe some orange in the finish, and there is wheat there too. It could have been bigger, but still not bad all the same.

Mouth feel- It is borderline light in the mouth. The carbonation keeps it this way. The finish is just a little dry, but not too bad. I was honestly expecting it to be more medium bodied, but how it is does fit better than I would have thought.

Overall- Witbiers aren’t my favorite style, and this one certainly is subdued. It smells great, as most Belgians do, but it doesn’t transfer to the taste very well. Would I get it again? Maybe, but I think I will be more inclined to try more witbiers from here on out.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a very pale yellow, almost white in color with a huge white bubbly head.
The smell is quite aromatic. It is yeasty and has a citrus nose as well.
Its flavor is a wonderful match to its aroma. Yeast and a bit of citrus on the tongue. There is also a bit of clove presence with a slight lemon flavor. Quite good for a witbier.
Mouth feel is light bodied and moderately carbonated.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very hazy golden yellow with a thick white head and superb lacing. Smells of coriander, oranges, grapefruit, pepper and wheat. Tastes of coriander, orange peel, pepper, wheat, malts and tasty hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a nice carbonation. Drinkability is very good. The beer is an excellent selection.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,487 ratings.