Hoegaarden Original White Ale

This was the second brew that I had on tap at BWW. I’ve always seen Hoegaarden on tap at different places, but never tried it. The tap handle is cool looking as well, although it’s hard to tell that it’s Hoegaarden.

ABV: 4.9%

Style: Witbier

Trivia: According to wikipedia, “The village of Hoegaarden had been known for its witbieren (white beers) since the Middle Ages. In the nineteenth century, the village had thirteen breweries and 9 distilleries; however, around 1955, the last local witbier brewery, Tomsin, closed its doors. Pierre Celis, a milkman, decided some ten years later to try to revive the style. He began the new brewery in his hay loft.”

Random: It’s getting to the point to switch from wheat beers to darker beers. At least it’s going to be cold soon!

The beer poured a cloudy yellow colored body like a melted lemon italian ice. It has a one finger white head with some lacing left on the glass. The nose is so subtle that I almost had to stick my nose in the beer to get even a hint of citrus. On the taste, there is a lot of carbonation but very limited citrus taste. There is also some very limited spice on the taste with a little bit of banana. But, this is a very subtle beer with not much too it. The finish is quick and unremarkable. It’s an alright beer, but there’s just not enough flavor for me. All-in-all, just a very plain beer. I wouldn’t rush back to have it again.

Untappd Rating: 1.0/5.0