Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev) Hoegaarden (Blanche) – Witbier at 5% ABV

Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev) Hoegaarden (Blanche) Witbier at 5% ABV (On tap at Boccone YYZ, reviewed 30-Apr-2016)

Appearance: cloudy opaque pale gold with one finger of fine off-white head diminishing rapidly to a thin cap, minimal patchy lacing. (3/5) Aroma: orange peel, coriander, yeasty wheat, floral. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, mild bitter, mild tart, light peppery spice. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, moderate carbonation, short duration lightly tart and spicy finish. (4/5)

A classic that I’ve had many times, yet somehow never reviewed. And they served it in a bucket-sized glass so what’s not to like? (Honestly, it was a jug without a handle! It almost took two hands for me to drink from it when it was full! Ok, ok, I know it’s just thick glass – but it’s still impressive.) Serving size aside, it’s a pretty reliable mass-market standard. Light, easy to drink (though you might need to use both hands!) and probably the standard against which witbiers are measured. No complaints here. (16/20)

8/10 #1001beers #ryansbooze

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