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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,267 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,267
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 78
Gots: 440 | FT: 1
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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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass:

Appearance: A cloudy, heavily tinted, yellow-gold with a one-finger white head, leaving some lacing on the edge of the glass.

Aroma: A strong wheat/citrus smell with just a bare hint of cloves on the back end.

Taste: Definitely a wheat beer with strong citrus tones and a nice, solid, yeasty crisp aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Creamy and even sultry, with a little carbonation on the tongue. Medium body.

Overall: I felt compelled to try this after a reviewer on this site claimed that once you've had one, you never go back. well, that might be overstating the case, but this beer is not bad. I really like Franziskaner, and therefore I think I admire the yeastiness of this one too. I am not sorry I bought it. I'll probably get it again: a good addition to the growing fridge collection.

Doctor_Bogenbroom, Nov 21, 2014
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,267 ratings.