Brewery: Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev), Hoegaarden, Belgium.
Appearance: cloudy pale yellow with a thick frothy white head. Aroma: mostly banana and sweet orange. Mouthfeel: low carbonation, light body. Taste: banana, orange, apple; there’s some bitterness in the finish but tastes like something artificial and not really grassy. Overall: good old Pierre Celis’ Hoegaarden has been sadly changed for worst by multinational InBev over the years. This is a relatively new product, described as an alcohol free “natural refreshment inspired by Hoegaarden”. Yes, the ingredient list is also including barley malt, wheat and hops, but the result is not very pleasant. Surprisingly low carbonated, yes it’s refreshing but we’d rather stuck with a Fanta or, even better, a Grapefruit juice which would make us think about US West Coast hops. Can; 33 cl., 0% ABV, 1.25 Eur.