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

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

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of farrago
3.54/5  rDev -7.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

Photo of sweethome
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a chalice at the Front Door, Boise ID.

A: Very light yellow/straw with apparent haze, decent carbonation and a soapy white head.

S: Malty and bready sweetness, banana and lemon zest, dextrose sweetness and hints of spices, pepper and coriander.

T: Banana, fresh banana nut bread, walnuts, black pepper, lemon peel, malty sweetness, wheat, clove, coriander.

MF: Light to medium body, smooth and clean, soft with the bottle conditioning.

O: Refreshing and enjoyable, I could see drinking this beer once a day during the summer months. Recommended.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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2/5  rDev -47.8%

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,262 ratings.
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