Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
Unless it's the blue Chimay I usually avoid Belgian beers for thier head ache causing qualities but I decided to give this one a chance and experience the style.
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.
drinkability; definatly a drinkable beer, tasty but not so good that it would be a disservice to the beer to drink in quantity and lose flavor.
Serving type: on-tap
09-23-2010 19:17:41 | More by Sachsenfreude
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,857 ratings.