Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

very good
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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 33cl can from a sampler box. Poured in a chalice (I know, I know).
Drinking this fridge cold.

A pale yellowish, hazy beer with a white head. Bad retention (because of the glass).

Smells like a wheatbeer that is for certain. Less intense than a German hefeweizen though. Still, wheat, some citrus and a tiny hint of spices.

Tastes pleasant. A nice fruity, hoppy flavour with a nice light grainy malt (wheat) profile.
Not a flavourbomb of course but that's not the purpose of this beer.

Nicely carbonated and it has a thin to medium mouthfeel.

This is a true summer's beer. At the moment it is not summer but it is nice regardless. Would love to have this ice cold on a terrace outside when it is really hot though.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of Dusty6467
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: cloudy greenish-yellow, 2 finger head that dissipates quickly

S: strong lemon, metallic, can tell its a wheat beer, but not overwhelming

T: great crisp taste, lemon, bannana, grassy, taste like it smells - would taste good with an orange slice

M: decent balance, finishes dry, high carbonation (though i could use more), light, sessionable, would be a good summer beer

O: decent, but nothing to seek out, for the style I'd much prefer Ayinger's wheat beers

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2.6/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel chalice glass

Appearance- The color is a hazy straw yellow with very little white head that dissipates almost completely.

Smell- A distinct European malt with a lemon hop also shining through.

Taste- Lots of grassy malt flavor with a quick appearance by some citrus hop.

Mouthfeel- Definitly on the watery side.

Overall- This ia a beer that definitly needs the help of some citrus fruit.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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