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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,857 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,857
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 60
Gots: 243 | FT: 0
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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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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appearance; quality head that quickly disapates, pale yellow color, a little bit cloudy but stil transparent.

smell; crisp hops and citrus, what one would expect from this style, only slightly above average.

taste; quite a good balance of coriander with the hops and malt. Maybe the malt could be stronger but it's a stretch to say that. Step above American versions of this style I have tried (Blue Moon)as they tend to be too heavy on the coriander and loose the flavor balance.

mouthfeel; nothing special, not watery and slightly thick but not too many complexities, just average.

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Serving type: on-tap

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,857 ratings.