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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,433 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,433
Reviews: 1,668
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 94
Gots: 548 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

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

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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On-tap @ Penguin Pizza in Boston, MA.

Incredibly unique pour. The middle was a hazy, see-thru yellow that faded out to a whitish color as it neared the glass. Very cool. There was a tiny head on it that was very white. The aroma consisted of mostly lemons and a little bit of pepper. The taste was even more lemony. It reminded me a lot of lemonade with a lot of carbonation. Very smooth, silky feel to it. This beer is one of a kind and a definite thirst quencher. Perfect for summer. I am not a fan of witbiers, but this is probably the best one I have tried to date.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Very light gold... almost like a natural lemonade with 1 inch white head, happy carbonation. The light color through me off, but I've never had a wheat bar outside of the bottle.

S - light sweet citrus all the way.

T - very fruity citrus and super present spices seems like this would make a great christmastime ale with the spices. Excellent presentation on the tongue.

M - this has always been my qualm with wheat beers, but this one wasn't bad at all. smooth presence on the tongue and palate, mostly-clean finish with a slight linger.

D - spices and non-clean finish detract from the drinkability, but overall a great beer.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,433 ratings.