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Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,311 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,551
Reviews:
1,803
Ratings:
5,311
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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Appearance: Hazy, yellow color with two fingers of creamy white head that fade with a uniform curtain of lace.

Aroma: Wheat malt, yeast, clove, hints of banana and lemon

Taste: Crisp, wheat malt up front with a good amount of carbonation that pops in your mouth. Towards the finish some spiciness and banana oil builds, but still a lot of carbonation prickling the tongue. Finish has a slightly lingering banana and orange rind taste.

The Rest: A solid white ale; a good definition of the style.

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Hazy, pale yellow body with a small, white head. Retention leaves a lot to be desired. Light carbonation.

Aroma:
Bright coriander and black pepper over a musty, wheat backbone. Yeast is noticeable. For the simplicity of it, it's very pleasant.

Taste:
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Mouthfeel:
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Overall:
For the style, it's a worthy contender. Easy to drink and enough flavor to please, this is a solid summer beer.

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Smells- Yeast and spice

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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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