Style: Witbier

ABV: 4.9 IBU: 13.0

Aroma: 11
Appearance: 3
Flavor: 18
Mouthfeel: 5

Brouwerij van Hoegaarden Hoegaarden Wit Blanche

What the brewers say

“This beer features the aroma of orange peel, coriander, and herbs that the merry monks imported from Curaçao. Pouring Hoegaarden is just like letting the sun fall into your glass: light yellow and naturally murky. And then there’s the soft taste, light and slightly sweet and sour and with subtle citrus notes.”

What our panel thought

Aroma: “Nice balance of spice and herbal notes with sweet citrus and wheat character. Floral notes of jasmine and rose petals. Hints of herbal notes and spicy black pepper. Slightly medicinal phenolic character. Big coriander aroma, some spice, but not much else.”

Flavor: “Complex spice and herbal notes. Coriander and pepper balance with orange peel and citrus. Creaminess and light but earthy sweetness come through from the wheat. A bit of a plastic phenolic aftertaste. Light citrus. Very crisp yet creamy mouthfeel. Dry finish.”

Overall: “A good example of a wit, with nice acidity and sweetness. Easy to drink and refreshing. Well balanced, though the phenols border on unpleasant.”

What our editors thought



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