Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.68/5 rDev -2.9%
A: Pale yellow, one finger foam head. Almost lemonade like in appearance. I was not a big fan of it. 3.5/5
S: Lemony scent. Hoppy, but pleasant. Not bad. 4.25/5
Taste: Not a big fan of taste either. Up front, a bit watery, but hoppy. Lemon-y aftertaste however, which was decent. 3.5/5
Mouthfeel: Feels fizzy and foamy in mouth, but drinkable. Not swill, but not a rich, complex beer.
I feel this beer is a bit overrated.
01-17-2013 20:36:29 | More by NovoAleMan
3.24/5 rDev -14.5%
11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A- Pours a cloudy whitish yellow color with about one and a half fingers of frothy white head.
S- Smell is sweet and primarily of wheat and citrus.
T- Taste is wheaty and citrusy. More of a sweet citrus flavor like that of an orange. No real hop presence.
M- Light mouthfeel that is frothy and medium in carbonation. Leaves almost no aftertaste.
O- A tasty witbier that is smooth and refreshing. I enjoy having this beer in warm summer weather, but it's lack of complexity does not leave me craving more. I will certainly have it again, but not one of my go-to beers.
01-13-2013 22:36:24 | More by MickeyBeer
3.58/5 rDev -5.5%
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
3.94/5 rDev +4%
Poured from a 330 mL bottle in to weizen glass.
A- Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow body with nearly three fingers worth of fluffy white head.
S- Orange and lemon mostly, with a good bit a spice. I'm drooling.
T- Taste is mostly orange amongst other citrus flavors, as well wheat with a faint spiciness.
M- Very light and crisp. Plenty of carbonation.
O- This is extremely clean and refreshing. I wish I was drinking this on a hot summer day, but I could drink this anytime for some refreshment.
01-09-2013 02:32:33 | More by tviz33
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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