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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,160 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,160
Reviews: 1,640
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 391 | 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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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A: Pours a hazy yellow with frosty white highlights and a creamy white mousse. Though the head retention could be better, Hoegaarden's appearance is unique among witbiers.

S: Gentle on the nose with aromas of orange, lemon, wheat, cream, and pepper. The spiciness is noticeable, but not over-the-top.

T: More complex than I initially expected. Notes of cream, vanilla, wheat toast, orange peel, coriander, banana, and white peppercorn swirl across the palate. I also detected faint traces of nutmeg and clove, though the beer does not contain these spices. The finish is spicy and quenching with notes of pepper, coriander, and orange peel.

M: This is my only real complaint with this beer. Light bodied, dry, and gently carbonated, it comes off as being a bit watery. It's not awful, but it needs a little more heft.

O: Though the quality of the bottled product can be variable, I still think Hoegaarden is an excellent Belgian witbier. I've been drinking it for several years and have not been able to detect the so-called loss of character that other reviewers have claimed to notice. I would love to have this in Belgium to see if it's better over there.

mrfrancis, Nov 17, 2011
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,160 ratings.