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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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very good

4,489 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,683
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 100
Gots: 611 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001

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look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

served on-tap @ The Grey Lady, Tuscaloosa, AL, into a pint glass

Pours a super-pale yellow color. Cloudy yet pale, like my own skin tone. There's a fairly frothy looking 1.25 fingers of white head, and they stick around for a while. Pretty nice looking beer.

Hoegaarden doesn't do anything wrong. It just does the bare minimum of what witbiers are supposed to do. There's some light coriander here, maybe a trace amount of white pepper. The citrus presents itself not so much like orange zest as it does lemon zest. There's light crackery malt too. It's pretty average for the style, and I don't mean that negatively. You can say the same things about Hoegaarden's flavor profile. It's very light and refreshing and not particularly impressive.

Nice carbonation level plays well with the light body and lighter flavors. Overall, again, this is a very average witbier. A true benchmark for the style: if you brew a better wit than this, then your beet is above average.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice translucid color (yellow) poured in a pint glass. Medium white head with good retention thru the whole test. It has an aroma mixed of spices, citrus and wheat. taste is not of my preferences but I enjoyed the experience. Maybe I am not going to drink this regularly.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.