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Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,313 Ratings
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:
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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,635
Reviews:
1,803
Ratings:
5,313
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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Had this beer a few times, most recently was well over a year ago. Poured into a pint.

A - A highly transparent, almost water infused urine hue. A finger sized fluffy white head sits on top. Some fair lacing.

S - Coriander is packing a punch with one. Citrus is also in attendance with some nice sweet malts to back it up.

T - Follows the nose with equal balance, too much so such that no flavor really grabs your attention. More spice than I anticipated which adds some nice character.

M - Light bodied, highly drinkable, yet the carbonation is high for my liking.

O - For the style, it does the things it must do for a witbier. Nothing stands out to make this beer exemplary, although drinking a few would rarely be a hindrance.

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Pours a hazy light golden yellow color with a white head.

Wasn’t expecting all the lemon, but it’s definitely there along with wheat and some spices. There is a little banana hanging in there as well.

Lemon and orange citrusyness along with wheat, spice, and a sour note. It’s got a malty sweetness to it but still ends with a slight bitter kick.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,313 ratings
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