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Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
3.78/5
Very Good
5,311 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

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,551
Reviews:
1,803
Ratings:
5,311
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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This beer has a pale color body with a small fizzy head that lays down quickly. The smell is a little of wheat, not much else. The taste is a little citrus with a tab bit of spice, i think it is coriander. The mouth feel is easy drinking and overall a ok beer.

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a: a very pale golden whitish color, with a 2 finger head that fades to a half finger after a bit

s: a pleasant aroma of light wheats, some coriander, and a good dose of citrus - mainly orange, but some clean lemon aromas as well. very nice.

t: wheats, with the lemon and citrus flavors as well. some coriander spices, and a good carbonation level to give a nice crispness. pretty light overall.

o: nothing particularly complex, but really nice. all elements of a belgian wit nicely portrayed. there are better, but for a wit that can be found in most grocery stores, its pretty great.

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I'm not a connoisseur of beer but this beer is so darn pleasant to drink. It goes down so smoothly and the taste is very easy going... it is not a bitter beer. I love the coriander spice that you get while it goes down. I can't say anything bad about the beer, it just works for me. It has all the flavor I want without being overpowering. I drank the beer exactly as the bottle says: pour it into a frozen hexagonal glass and wait until the head dissipates.
LOVE IT!

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Poured from the bottle into a pint glass

Appearance: A pale, hazy, golden/yellow color with a head that's not worth mentioning and fades quickly.

Smell: Love the smell of this beer. Similar to something like Blue Moon, but more subtle. The orange and coriander aromas are the underlying smells, but you also get the wheat smell with a hint of lemon and other citrus smells.

Taste: The first taste that hits you is the orange. Nothing overwhelming, though, which was a nice surprise with a witbier. Throughout the taste, you get to taste the wheat, hints of lemon, and then all of a sudden you get a great grassy taste to finish it off.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth, coats your mouth nicely if that's what you're looking for. It's got some carbonation that is definitely noticeable, but that didn't ruin it for me. Leaves you very satisfied.

Overall: It's hard for me to pass up a Hoegaarden when I have the opportunity. Just a very solid beer that I don't think I'd ever get tired of.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,311 ratings
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