Hoegaarden is a Belgian witbier brewed with spices. This reportedly 565 year old beer brew has a 4.9% ABV.
A delicious and surprising refreshing taste, naturally cloudy and brewed using a unique recipe of wheat, malted barley and a subtle hint of coriander and orange peel.
Upon pouring, I was inundated with thoughts of orange juice. The beer peers with a light orangish-yellow color and a two-finger white head. Sedimentation is HEAVY, with little black dots and something that reminded me of a pulpy orange juice. Yummy looking!
The aroma is traditional witbier, through and through. Scents of Belgian yeast, cloves and spices. It smells good, but it isn’t anything that you haven’t smelled before (assuming that you’ve smelled a wheat beer before).
Hoegaarden is hard to describe. I guess you would say that it tastes like a witbier. It has hints of Belgian yeast, Belgian sugar and spices that I can’t figure out. It’s a good beer, but not one that I can’t put my finger on.
Carbonation is very present in the mouthfeel of this beer. It’s very light and has a slight clinging characteristic. There’s no alcoholic bite, but there is a minor warming sensation.
Hoegaarden is a decent enough witbier, but not necessarily one that I would put at the top of the list in the category.
Overall: 6 out of 10
As a WHEAT BEER: 6 out of 10
FOR FANS OF: Avery WHITE RASCAL, Allagash WHITE, BLUE MOON, New Belgium MOTHERSHIP WIT,