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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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very good

4,514 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,514
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 104
Gots: 649 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an Ommegang wide brimmed wine glass.

A: Pours a cloudy golden yellowish color with a milkshake like white frothy head. Nice retention, but dissipates after about 5 minutes. Slight film on the head afterwards.
S: Huge spicy and banana notes up front. Very refreshing smelling.
T/M: Spicy and wheaty up front, just like a Wit is supposed to be. Is this the original white ale? hmmm. Smooth, crisp, but slightly creamy mouthfeel. Creamyness goes away quickly and leaves a good dryness on the tongue. Slight wheaty aftertaste.
D: The original! what can you say. A good one if you're at a bar and are looking for a Wit.

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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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This beer is a very pale yellow, almost white in color with a huge white bubbly head.
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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.
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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