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Scoresheets for Brouwerij van Hoegaarden Hoegaarden Original White Ale

16A Witbier

Average Score 44 / 50
Scored by 2 People

Score Sheet #1 - Judged by a Provisional Judge judge and scored 41

Judge: Dennis (
Judge Qualification: Provisional Judge
Entry ID: 52279396
Style: 16A Witbier
Beer Info:
Bottle Inspection: All Good
Bottle Comments:

Sweet and cloves dominate initial aroma. Less aromatics include mild hop spice and slight Belgian yeast banana presence.
9 / 12

Light blonde and slightly hazy. Good head retention of very small bubbles, very smooth texture and carbonation stays throughout.
3 / 3

Initial wheat spiciness but balanced well with sweet maltiness. Clove and coriander spice from the aroma continue into the flavor. Moderately dry finish that does not linger. Very refreshing.
16 / 20

Medium light body but dry finish balances well with the body. Meduim-high carbonation also cuts through body for a light refreshing beer. Slightly under carbonated for style but this could be attributed to pitcher power.
4 / 5

An excellent example of a wit. Wonderfully balanced and complex. no noticeable technical flaws, just intangibles affecting the score. As stated above more carbonation would be my only complaint.Category also calls for optional orange/zest/ or sour. Would be interesting to see one or more of these options in this beer.
9 / 10

Total Score: 41 / 50

Style Accuracy: 5 / 5
Technical Merit: 4 / 5
Intangibles: 4 / 5

Score Sheet #2 - Judged by a Grand Master judge and scored 47

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Judge rank: Grand Master

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