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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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pure white head, barely reaches half a finger even with an aggressive pour, sizzles down to nothing quickly, no lacing, looks like a tight array of ball bearings sliding down the glass side. While the liquid is the palest of yellows, its glow and ability to hold light inside amplifies its presence, reaches a gauzy opacity, haphazard large bubbles whiz upwards. The wheat is gentle in the nose, a drying supplement to the base of orange and lemon citrus, caraway, coriander, cinnamon and dried yeasts and baking dough, apricots and pears underneath, bare whiff of banana without impairing cleanliness, subtly steady length. Medium-bodied, semi-sluggish and apt to just plop down on the tongue, even allowing for a slight prickle from the carbonation. The anise, coriander, cumin spice supplemented by vanilla bean, these elements contribute to a sweetness throughout that lemon, orange citrus. Peach and apricot pulp, maybe melon or apple too. A few bubblegum notes. Wheat and grains appear about midway to dry out the palate. Keeps a steady message without too many moving parts, user friendly and not out to overtly challenge anyone.

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Pour has a significant fluffy head. Very white head provides decent lace.

Nose of coriander and yeast, slight malt, smell of cream or half and half.

Light flavor profile. Slight malts, coriander, hint of cinammon. Snappy finish wraps it up nicely. A refreshing wit, but on the understated side.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,248 ratings.
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