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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:
#17,653
Reviews:
1,803
Ratings:
5,313
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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From notes on 07/17/12:
Best before: 12/04/13; Poured in a pint glass.

A - Two inches of white, creamy/lightly fluffy head with good retention; Pale white/yellow in color with a cloudy appearance; Bits of lacing left around the glass

S - Bit of yeast and spice, with a bigger amount of lemon and orange citrus, floral and soapy notes; The level of spice seems to be about right

T - More spice in the flavor than the nose, which I like quite a bit; Has a floral, coriander, and pink bubble gum quality to it; Yeast, wheat, clove, and very light citrusy fruits also contribute to the flavor; Overall flavor is lightly sweet with hints of tartness as well

M - Carbonation is zesty, but still under moderate; Body leans more toward lighter bodied than medium; Finish is just a touch on the dry side

O - This Witbier seems to be the most popular of all offerings within the style, and for good reason. It showcases a pretty tasty flavor with a nice, enjoyable level of spice, and is just a good all-around Belgian ale. There's no doubt that I could enjoy a few more of these brews during this time of year and definitely look forward to having one again soon.

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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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