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Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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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

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

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The hazed slightly yellow beer pours out into a nonic pint glass with a thick white head that visibly recedes. Sipping creates patches of lacing on the sides of the glass.

The aromas are citric, spicy and floral with a background of wheat and malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with both citrus and spices showing all backed up by the wheat and malt. The citrus includes the orange zest and a bit of lemon. The spices show coriander and light pepper.

The mouthfeel is smooth but slightly prickly with gentle persistent carbonation.

Overall a very well made beer and one that is both worth trying and worth having again.

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A: This beer pours a hazy straw yellow with a two finger of bone white head. Head recedes somewhat quickly leaving big chunks of lacing on the glass.

S: Nose is corriander, yeast, orange peel, lmemon citrus.

T: Taste starts with a light corriader flavoring, with a large dose of yeast and breadiness. Orange peel comes in and mongles nicely with the breadiness. Finish has a touch of spicing with some lemon zest.

M: Medium, body, medium carbonation, slick feel.

O: Goes down easy, tasty, not filling, mild kick, nice representation of style. The PHP is in summer season and this was a nice refreshing beer on a hot afternoon.

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Bottle served into a Hoegaarden glass.

A: A pretty standard witbier I guess? Hazy golden color with a nice white head.
S: Traditional belgian yeastiness, wheat, spices. Smells a bit funky, with citrus sourness. Aroma is kinda faint though, but not bad.
T: Tastes a bit like grass (not in a bad way though). Clean wheat flavor with an added touch of fruitiness (banana and citrus). A bit of spicy yeast. Pretty refreshing.
M: Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Clean finish.
O: Not a big fan of witbiers but this is not bad. I'm not a fan of the traditional belgian spiciness but it's not too bad in this one. Light and refreshing, I'd gladly drink a few of these on a hot day.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,301 ratings
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