Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not a lot of options at the local Buffalo wildwings, but at least they did have this on offer.

The beer pours a light gold color with a slightly hazy, somewhat whitish overlay. The beer has pretty good head retention and lacing, especially for the abv. The smell is attractive enough, though it's clearly dominated by clove, but with some light underlying coriandor and orange peel as well. The flavor profile replicatest the nose pretty closely, though I was a bit surprised by the level of sweetness I picked up. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied, and the beer finishes well, with some noticeable clove and sweetness.

Hadn't had this beer in a while, but there's nothing wrong with it, and I wouldn't hesitate to order it again the next time I'm confronted by the likes of what I saw at a BWW.

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

Can't beleive I never reviewed this. Great warm weather beer, but I'm having one in January. Bright white foam, nice lacing and a hazy straw yellow color. Looks great. Smells of wheat, a little fruity almost citrus like. Taste of wheat, citrus, some banana in there. This is a great wheat beer, I wish I could have had it in it's prime (before it was bought out).

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into a Trappistes Rochefort goblet...

A- pale blonde in color with a whit pillowey head that seems to hang around. Very nice in appearance.

S- hard sugar candy and yeast with freshly mown hay.

T- yeast and wheat with fresh straw. Lacks substantial body, but fairly refreshing.

MF- fairly effervescent with a somewhat dry finish.

O- While I prefer more depth in my beer, this is not to bad as wheat beers go.

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look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It is very deceiving if you rely on looks alone, because it is the palest and weakest looking brew I have ever seen but it packs a pretty good wheaty punch, that lasts throughout the bottle. Strong aromas of wheat and banana, some grains and lemons soothe you through the entire drink.
Heady and robust, this is one worth repeating.
Poured from the bottle into my Stella chalice, was a part of the Binny's Beers of the World Gift set.

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12oz bottle into goblet

Pale straw yellow, almost watery looking. Pours with a big head. Smell is that nice wit/weiss yeast smell with some wet wheat, all in all a bit dry smelling. Taste is yeast and a strong amount of coriander, a bit watery. Mouthfeel is prickly due to high carb and spices.

For me this is the benchmark wit: easy to find, no extremes, and quite good. Nothing I would turn my nose up at but certainly not a great wit. This beer smells and tastes quite good.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,363 ratings