Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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86
very good
5,276 Ratings
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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,276
Reviews:
1,795
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can't beleive I never reviewed this. Great warm weather beer, but I'm having one in January. Bright white foam, nice lacing and a hazy straw yellow color. Looks great. Smells of wheat, a little fruity almost citrus like. Taste of wheat, citrus, some banana in there. This is a great wheat beer, I wish I could have had it in it's prime (before it was bought out).

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Poured from a standard bottle into a pilsner glass.

I was immediately struck by the cloudy, bright yellow appearance (the room was well lit, too).

Strong, "wheaty" aroma was most inviting. I also detected a slight, citrusy background aroma.

Very smooth from start to finish, with a decent amount of carbonation. Slight bite at the finish with a lingering, tangy/citrusy aftertaste.

Overall, a very nice selection that I would definitely drink again.

Adding a slice of lemon to the glass only enhances the flavor, IMO.

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A: Completely opaque and yellow/caramel in color. Light head, bubbly.

S: Cross of wheat and fruit. Came with an orange slice...which I don't care for. I think a beer should taste naturally without the help of a piece of fruit. Just my opinion though.

T: Milder than some, but a full bodied wheat beer. I really like its balance.

M: Slightly acidic, but gentle.

D: Very smooth, yet nicely carbonated.

It has good balance. Smooth wheat and carbonated, but not over done on either end. But to be honest, I expect a more robust flavor out of my white ales. Solid, but overrated in some ways.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.84 out of 5 based on 5,276 ratings.
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