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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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Best by April 2015. Tasted 10 June 2014.

Pours cloudy pale wheat yellow. Two plus fingers of white head, good retention and nice lacing. Outstanding.

Smell is faint. Wheaty, a touch yeasty, a touch of that characteristic wit soft spice.

Taste is blah. It's generally a subtle style, but this one is lacking in taste. Just not much there. Slightly sweet, deserty, then tilts mildly spicy and a touch bitter. Meh.

Feel is decent. Light, fluffy, with prickly carbonation.

I really like witbiers, and I especially like ones with subtle variety of flavor. What's present here is nice, but there's not enough of it. Needs more potency or more complexity. But it's rather refreshing as is.

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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Straw yellow, very cloudy. Thick white head.

Smell: Wheat, some lemon, maybe some banana.

Taste: Sweet, but lemony. Taste exactly what a wheat beer should be.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, good carbonation.

Overall: I like this beer overall. I am a fan of wheat beers and this hits the spot. Sweet with some lemon.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,334 ratings
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