Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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4/5 rDev +5.8%
Pours a cloudy, pale yellow with a small white head that fades fairly quickly. Aromas of coriander, orange, citrus, and faint pepper. The nose follows through to the tastes of orange, coriander, wheat with a light sweetness that pairs with the slight peppery spice. Finishes slightly dry with a mild bitterness. Great Hefeweizen. My fiancee's favorite and everyday beer. Even better on draft.
05-08-2003 12:46:33 | More by Loki
United Kingdom (England)
3.8/5 rDev +0.5%
330 mL bottle poured into a glass.
Smell is unusual (although this was my first witbier), with some slightly sour notes and some sweet grainy aroma as well.
Thick white head sits atop a very cloudy, very pale shade of beer, similar in color to the non-alcoholic beverage, ginger beer.
Taste is pleasant--a sweet/sour (only slightly) flavor, with mild hints of grapefruit bouncing off the grains.
03-07-2009 15:21:24 | More by fullsweep
District of Columbia
3.23/5 rDev -14.6%
On tap in CT.
This is a go-to, often available witbier that is both supremely drinkable and a refreshing summer beer.
Pale yellow, with cloudy body and white head with a touch of creaminess. Some wheat and citrus in the smell and the taste envelops some spice and orange peel with a well-balanced yeastiness and decent carbonation. Light to medium body and very soft, balanced finish that really goes down well. Absolutely going for another.
08-19-2009 14:50:58 | More by TLove
3.3/5 rDev -12.7%
A start in my study to better understand/appreciate the Witbier.
Poured into a Radeberger glass with a very hazy pale yellow and a big head that recedes to a small corner molding where the beer meets the glass. Smells a little sour, with lemon-y hop character and a phenolic yeast smell. Seems to be a little less character in the taste than the smell, just a grainy addition with a little dryness. Very easy drinking.
03-31-2011 17:28:58 | More by wcintula
3.93/5 rDev +4%
12oz bottle into goblet
Pale straw yellow, almost watery looking. Pours with a big head. Smell is that nice wit/weiss yeast smell with some wet wheat, all in all a bit dry smelling. Taste is yeast and a strong amount of coriander, a bit watery. Mouthfeel is prickly due to high carb and spices.
For me this is the benchmark wit: easy to find, no extremes, and quite good. Nothing I would turn my nose up at but certainly not a great wit. This beer smells and tastes quite good.
01-14-2012 03:46:28 | More by VaterRoss
4.1/5 rDev +8.5%
there is one word to explain this beer. DELICIOUS. I party a lot, So I typically won't buy something with such a price tag unless I am only treating myself to it. Which is exactly what happened. One sip of this and I wouldn't let anybody else near it. I am typically weary of trying foreign beer after I bought dirty bastard, Which had the opposite effect. Probably the best tasting beer I have ever had, And the drink-ability is only second best to American Badass. Treat your self to this!
06-14-2012 03:19:20 | More by SometimesIfart
4.35/5 rDev +15.1%
Hazy, pale yellow and lots of head. Aroma of spice and yeast esters. A great flavor of wheat malt and a slight bit of tangy sourness. Alot fair bit of spice and a wonderfull profile from the wheat malt.
Very drinkable, in fact I had 3 in about a hour. I blame the drinkability of the beer and the listening live to the "session" for The Brewing Network.
09-08-2008 04:59:05 | More by bloberglawp
3.58/5 rDev -5.3%
Poured into ye old chilled tulip.
Appearance 4.0: Pours out a hazy, opaque, whitish yellow. Large head (1/2") quickly fizzed down to pleasing foaminess on top.
Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Yeasty, light with honey undertones and also some pleasing malt.
-Taste 3.5: Front is very slightly sweet with a middle that is washed out but strangely refreshing. Finish is juicy and refreshing, but almost has no real taste. Strange, but good.
-Mouthfeel 3.5: Complementary carbonation to the style and the taste.
-Overall 3.5: Good witbier. Nothing fantastic, but absolutely nothing wrong. This is a classic, and rightly so, but there are bigger and better wits and wheats out there to be had. Watch the price, though. A friend of mine picked up a six-pack of these at Publix and paid almost $10 for them, which is insane; you could buy a "brew your own" kit for wheats for $25 and make 50 or so beers that would taste as good as this Hoe.
01-10-2013 05:22:31 | More by BeerDocT
3.95/5 rDev +4.5%
Very good head, nice cloudy appearance, definitely an appealing looking beer. Strong floral scent, with some fruit. I think I smell cinnamon apples as well as a definite banana scent. Nice mouthfeel, assertive but not overpowering. Definite fruit flavors, slight citrus flavors. Definitely a nice brew that I could drink several of.
02-26-2004 05:05:13 | More by Southernbrew
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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