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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,514 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,514
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 104
Gots: 649 | 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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Serving Type: 33 cL (330 mL) Bottle

A- Light Yellow and slightly hazy. Lots of small floaties visible. 2 finger white head.

S- Typical Witbier smell. Light Banana, cloves, and a hint of wheat malt.

T- Follows the aroma pretty tightly. Light wheat, banana, and cloves with a certain breadiness.

M- Medium-High Carbonation and light body. Lighter body and more carbonation than a typical Beligan Witbier.

O- A pretty good example of a Witbier as far as the Aroma and Taste goes but a weak body and oddly high carbonation for the style really damage this beer. Definitely not a bad beer, just not a great Witbier.

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look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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3.44/5  rDev -9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Very carbonated compared to most Belgians - something I didn't like. Smells and feels great but better tasting Belgians out there.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - 4/5
Bright yellow, very hazy, about 1 finger of head. Can see a slightly above average amount of carnonation rising up the beer.

Smell - 4/5
Classic belgian smell. Banana, spice, hops, light malt.

Taste - 4/5
Light wheat malt, banana, breadiness with a tiny bit of spiciness.

Mouthfeel - 4.25/5
Mediium body. Mediium amount of medium high intensity carbonation. Crisp.

Overall - 4/5
This was a great example of a near-perfect Witbier.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,514 ratings.