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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2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

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Photo of Murrhey
3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass. Reviewed live.

A- Two finger white head, fluffy with quick retention diminishing. Very pale orange color with little clarity. Minimal lacing.

S- Wheat and citrus esters. Not a bad smell at all. Has some of the same attributes as weizen beers.

T- Bready flavor with citrus distinctly in play. Average.

M- Very carbonated and it lends itself to chewiness.

O- Before I got into beer, I thought this was a very good one. Nope, just an average one.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The color on this beer is really odd, compared to other wheat beers. It is opaquely gold, and cloudy with yeast.

The smell is very yeasty and perfume with a little bite
from either some hops, grains or maybe coriander.

The taste is pretty similar to the smell. A nice balance of malt and wheat, very short lived, almost lacking. But the perfume of the yeast comes through nicely. However the beer is rarely watery. But again, very drinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a very light pale yellow with a haze. Head is white with very small bubbles, fizzy

Smell is of clove, slight citrusy, light phenols.

It has a nice begian witbier flavor. Yeast is dominant, slight grainy taste with a peppery finish.

Mouthfeel is very light and crisp.

Overall, I like this beer. it's a nice sessionable belgian wit that's a good alternative to American light lager (if you're into that sort of thing)

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12 oz. bottle into Stella Artois chalice.

Appearance: Pours a cloudy yellow hue, with a thick frothy 2 finger white head. Generous amount of lacing left as I drink.

Smell: slightly fruity, orangy, you can smell a bit of coriander and wheat as well. Slightly bready too. It smells pretty good.

Taste: Definitely flavorful. Orange and coriander in the front, followed by a slight maltyness and bready taste. Not really any bitterness. Ending is slightly watery.

Mouthfeel: The way I'd expect, light body and high carbonation, it has a slight creamyness to it and goes down smooth. Very refresing.

Overall: An excellent witbier, flavorful and refreshing, and nice looking as well. Highly recommended.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,348 ratings