Beer Information and Tasting Notes

Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden

Brand
Hoegaarden
Category
Wheat Beer
Abv
4.90%
Country
Belgium

By Jeff Evans

77
Nose
Spicy and peppery with bitter orange/mandarin and other citrus elements against a bready backdrop. A fine aroma.
Palate
Bready and softly bitter, with a perfumed spiciness and a gentle warmth. Oranges and tart lemon notes drift around.
Finish
Dry and cracker-like. Mostly bitter with a gentle, spicy warmth building and a pithy bitter orange character.
Comment
The market leader. It's still a pleasant and well-balanced drink but it seems a touch thinner than before. The drop in ABV from 5% to 4.9% in the past year may have had some bearing on this.