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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,576 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,576
Reviews: 1,714
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 113
Gots: 709 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001

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Ratings: 4,576 | Reviews: 1,714
Photo of rbjorkman
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

- Hazey yellow color
- fruity/citrus smell
- crisp mild flavor
- refreshing and yummy to drink

Photo of claudialeshok
3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

light cloudy brown with very fruity taste.

Photo of partains
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Look: light, bright yellow
Smell: citrus and spices
Taste: wheat, refreshing
Overall: I enjoyed this beer, refreshing and mildly spicy

Photo of josanguapo
4.34/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Cerveza de trigo muy correcta. Se bebe rapido. Ingerida mientras jugaba a kings bounty dark side

Photo of CashChel
4.33/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

cloudy straw orange body, smells of orange of coriander, taste soft wheat flavor.

Photo of carolynschaf
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy appearance. Brewed with orange peel and coriander. Goes well with dry rub ribs. You can taste the wheat all over your tongue. It is versatile and easy to drink.

Photo of Joseph01
4.12/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Color - Mild Yellow

Aroma - Floral, herbal spices

Palate - Refreshing, spicy

Overall - Great beer!

Photo of Stingraystripe
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I think it's a solid representation of the style. I'd love to try it fresher - every bottle I've had here seems a little old, but it does hold up exceptionally well, actually. I've had bottles of this in the fridge for a year and they compare to others from the same pack 12 months prior. Very crisp and enjoyable on a warm day.

Photo of whitephi
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bright golden crispy beer with citrus, feels like you're drinking a foreign beer.

Photo of Wookieboy1
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Still one of the best, the citrus and coriander explode in ones mouth!

Photo of ShaunJ
4.09/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great Summer Beer. Crisp, lighter in taste, just the right amount of Coriander. Good after-taste. One of my favorites.

Photo of meganrosso
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

One of my favorite beers. Lots of flavors and spices and very smooth

Photo of jmalina121
2.2/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

This beer is cloudy yellow in color. It has a floral aroma and soapy, hops flavors.

Photo of wilgenb1
3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

very floral in aroma, light body and great texture. nice beer to sip on and enjoy

Photo of MakenziMantey
2.23/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

The color of this beer is a cloudy medium yellow. The aroma you get is a spiciness smell and is kind of strong. Tasting this beer is another story at first it is tangy and sharp with an after taste that is not all that pleasant.

Photo of DraftDaddy
2.5/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Just a little on the tasteless side.

Photo of capilial
2.48/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Very smooth and full of spices. A very nice light beer.

Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Lovely clouds of foam in the Gulpener tulip. Golden and hazy. Sheets of lacing. Big creamy mouthfeel is much of the pleasure of this stuff.

This is really sweet. I suppose someone could be forgiven for thinking this was some kind of Hefeweizen. Moderately yeasty, but there is virtually none of the Belgian dry and bitter finish. Tangy and fragrant with spice.

As a Anheuser-Busch InBev product, this is well made, though I could not detect any sediment in the 12 oz bottle. Plenty drinkable, though I imagine the atmosphere of a tavern in Europe would do this a lot of good. Another oldie I"ve never managed to review. On sale for five bucks a sixer at a grocery store in northern Washington.

Photo of dbtossi
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A nice light beer with a lot of flavor of spices

Photo of kbernthal
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

light in color, very typical of a german beer

Photo of GregFromRI
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tried this beer last week. Tasted of lots of spices, was very tasty, especially if you enjoy this type of beer. While I do enjoy these types of beers, I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this one again however I definitely wouldn't mind being offered one. It's smooth and spicey, definitely worth a try!

Photo of ChocolateLove
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Reviewing all these beers at my buddy's house and catching up. This beer is so full and juicy, wheat filled and lots of spices. Best wheatbeer I've had

Photo of ruskatherine
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The love of my life.

My all time favorite hefe, don't judge. It is perfection.

Photo of sprat1960
3.57/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Look: Light yellow in color; cloudy/opaque. Pours with a 2 finger creamy white head that dies own slowly. Lots of bubbles.

Smell: Grainy, wheaty slightly sweet aroma typical of a wheat beer.

Taste: Tastes similar to how it smells. Grassy, grainy and slightly sweet with a very mild dry finish. Very nice.

Feel: Medium body; smooth velvety feel. Nice carbonation.

Overall: A nice, straight-forward light wheat beer. While there are better, I found this beer to be very good and enjoyed it. I would gladly drink this again.

Photo of KF_MSU
4.57/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy look. Smells of spices with a little bit of citrus. Smooth and refreshing taste. I really like this Belgian beer, especially on draft.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,576 ratings.