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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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very good

4,323 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,323
Reviews: 1,651
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 81
Gots: 470 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website

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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – Served a hazy straw colored brew with a two finger white head. The head had a moderately good level of retention, fading over time to give decent lacing on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is heaviest of wheat and citrus with the citrus being of lemon and grapefruit. Mixed with these aromas are some lighter spicier aromas of a coriander and some lemongrass, producing overall a classic wit aroma

Taste –The taste begins with a wheaty and lemon flavor upfront. The taste sweetens quickly as flavors of tangerine and banana come to the tongue. Along with these sweeter flavors, so to comes a light spice flavor of coriander. These tastes take the taste to its end, leaving a sweet citrus flavor of orange and sweet white grapefruit as well as some wheat flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the slightly lighter side with a carbonation level that is a tad on the higher side. The overall feel is rather nice of the style as it makes it quite easy to drink and suits the sweeter and citrus flavors quite well.

Overall – Quite an easy drinking and refreshing wheat and sweet citrus brew.

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From a 330 ml bottle (best by November 22, 2013) into a nonic.

A-The brew pours like soda-pop with a short-lived, thin white head and light body. The brew is murky, as you would expect, and light yellowish, golden, straw in color. No bubbles were visible.

S-The smell is a pleasant lemon-forward affair with some spice, some grassy wheat, and a touch of sweetness. Pretty true to style.

T-The taste is slightly more tart than the smell, and still full of lemon. The grassy wheat and spice are present, but play somewhat muted roles. It is simple, but again, pretty true to style.

M-The feel is a little too fizzy, with a lighter body that you would expect. Still, this is refreshing and drinkable for a summer's day.

O-Compared against great wit beers, the grand-daddy that is Hoegaarden falls a little short in the complexity and strength departments. The looks are pretty weak, too. Nevertheless, this beer is quaffable and a good fit for a hot summer's day.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,323 ratings.