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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,250 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,250
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 431 | 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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Photo of Haydn-Juby
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Served from a 330ml bottle

A: Very white looking and quiet pale. Intense carbonation streaming up the side of the glass. Fluffy soapy looking 1.5 finger head that retained very well and even left some good lacing.

S: Coriander, Citrus (mainly lemon but some orange), and a little bit of cloves.

T: Like the smell. The coriander and citrus are dominant but the orange flavored citrus comes through more on the taste then in the aroma. Bready malts and little hop flavor or bitterness make for a mildly sweet beer but not cloyingly sweet. Aftertaste is not very pleasant however but is not to noticeable.

M: Easy and crisp drinking with the aid of the high carbonation. The after taste is a bit annoying however.

O: I bought a six pack a while ago when I was first experimenting with new beers. This is a pretty decent macro honestly. A bit bland but fairly sessionable and ,imo, better than some of the other belgian whit macros like Shocktop and Rickards white. I'd happily drink another and if I was having non craft guests over I'd buy some and enjoy it with them.

Haydn-Juby, Mar 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - super cloudy, pale straw color. Solid head retention and lacing.

S - citrus, pepper, and yeast.

T - similar to the smell. The peppery aftertaste really shines through.

M - just the right amount of carbonation. A little on the light/watery side though.

O - very drinkable, solid wit. One of my go-to beers.

lancecenter, Mar 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

allbrigs, Mar 08, 2013
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,250 ratings.