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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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very good

4,517 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,517
Reviews: 1,690
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 104
Gots: 652 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website

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: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a cloudy pale straw yellow with one-finger white head that dissipates quickly to a froth cap. Decent lacing. Typical witbier aroma, orange zest and coriander. Taste is spicy with a faint malt sweetness. Goes down dry and finishes slightly bitter. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation make this one great summer session beer.

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i'll preface this by saying that White beers are not really my bag. However, Hoegaarden is generally considered to be a pretty good one, so I'll keep an open mind.

It pours yellow-white with a really large amount of head - the standard sort of thing for wheat beers. It smells quite predominantly of orange and coriander as they advertise. The citrus thing just is not really what I enjoy in a beer, but it does smell a lot better than other crappy white beers I've had. The taste is citrusy and almost resembles a cream ale in terms of texture. It's definitely got some body to it and is definately a sippin' beer. The finish is VERY clean and there isn't any sort of negative aftertaste - well done.

I won't drink much of it because white ales are just not my thing, but damn is it a good example of one. Rickard's be damned.

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4.03/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - If poured from tap into the official Hoegaarden glass it looks magnificent. Cloudy light golden with a decent head. The head of the beer dissipates quickly enough but the initial appearance is outstanding.

S - Citrus notes and a hint of spice coming through too.

T - Zesty orange flavour, a kick of spice from the coriander and a refreshing experience overall.

M - Smooth, not very carbonated and almost a creamy texture.

O - This was the first beer I ever liked and I still like it alot to this day. The orange peel and coriander provide a more unique flavour than most beers and it stands out from the crowd as different. The lack of carbonation actually works in its favour and this beer is best enjoyed from the official glass, which adds to the experience if you are already a fan. The Belgian monks that created this knew what they were doing!

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

Appearance: Pours a very light turbid yellow white-ish, small head with lacing
Smell: spicy, citrus
Taste: clean taste, coriander, and orangy
Mouthfeel: light bodied
Overall: I love this beer is really refreshing in tropical weather like Costa Rica.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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