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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4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured this Witbier from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. It pours a hazy, yellow color- produced a decent white head. Decent retention and nice lacing left behind. The aroma is unique for a Witbier, a shot of cracked pepper and citrus lemon.The beer is light in body, mouthfeel is smooth- flavor of soft wheat, spicy pepper, and lemon zest. After some research i found that the pepper flavor originates from the yeast strain they use and the sour lemon flavor is from the hop additions. Great beer, probably the closest that youll find to the "original" of the style. Never a bad choice to fall back on. Prost!

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of TheSixthRing
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a hazy, off-yellow color.

Smell - Faint smell. Wheat mostly. Not getting much else.

Taste - Crisp wheat and distant citrus notes. A decent amount of carbonation pops on the tongue.

Mouthfeel - Light and refreshing, though a touch watery. This is a great beer for a warm spring or summer day... but I enjoy it year-round.

Overall - Been drinking this beer for a good 4-5 years now. Not my favorite witbier, but it's certainly hits the spot from time to time.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,260 ratings.
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