Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.46/5 rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Best by April 2015. Tasted 10 June 2014.
Pours cloudy pale wheat yellow. Two plus fingers of white head, good retention and nice lacing. Outstanding.
Smell is faint. Wheaty, a touch yeasty, a touch of that characteristic wit soft spice.
Taste is blah. It's generally a subtle style, but this one is lacking in taste. Just not much there. Slightly sweet, deserty, then tilts mildly spicy and a touch bitter. Meh.
Feel is decent. Light, fluffy, with prickly carbonation.
I really like witbiers, and I especially like ones with subtle variety of flavor. What's present here is nice, but there's not enough of it. Needs more potency or more complexity. But it's rather refreshing as is.
Serving type: bottle
07-19-2014 05:56:50 | More by zeledonia
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,858 ratings.