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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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very good

4,096 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,096
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 364 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website

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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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Poured from a 12 oz into a tumbler in late 2013.

A: Yellow/white with no head. See through.

S: Banana, citrus, chemicals.

T: Follows the nose.

M: Crisp. Very light in the mouth.

O: This was one that I had wanted to try as I was making my way through other wits. The story and tradition of the beer was appealing too, so I gave it a shot. The reviews that I read at the time described a beer that was different from what I had. It was ruined by a terrible chemical flavor. I didn't trust my palate, so I tried to find other mentions of the chemical taste. Someone (I can't find who now, unfortunately) mentioned that the beer had changed since the AB InBev takeover. That launched my search into the conglomerate and opened my eyes quite a bit about macro brewers.

WAbeerfiend, Monday at 04:24 AM
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3.76/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.86/5  rDev +1.8%

The aroma gives off a good deal of clove, sour yeastiness, vanilla, and a spicy, peppery quality that makes tomato soup come to mind. The head is large, white, and frothy; the body is turbid and straw colored. Much like the aroma, the flavor has a sour yeasty quality, clove, and vanilla, along with that garden vegetable spiciness. Mouthfeel is crisp and dry with a medium-light body and restrained carbonation.

The vanilla and clove qualities make it taste a bit like a crisp, dry hefeweizen. The spicy, peppery qualities are thankfully mild, making this one pretty balanced and refreshing.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,096 ratings.