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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,808 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,808
Reviews: 1,618
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 59
Gots: 227 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001)
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Reviews by flagmantho:
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flagmantho

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 11.2 oz bottle into a wine goblet.

Appearance: light, pale, opaque, creamy ... very much white in appearance. Relatively thin head.

Smell: very pleasing full-bodied wheat aroma with a slight hint of citrus and spice.

Taste: really delicious wheat taste with just the right amount of citrus tang. Not sure if they used coriander in this, but if they did, they limited it enough to not get that fruity Pebbles thing going on. Just spot-on for me.

Mouthfeel: relatively light body but the right amount of carbonation so it is very creamy. Love it!

Drinkability: I just bought one bottle of this but now I wish I'd bought a sixpack. At 4.9%, it would make a great session beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-05-2009 23:07:36 | More by flagmantho
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xICooRsYIx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-14-2014 13:08:23 | More by xICooRsYIx
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brongladest

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-14-2014 01:41:16 | More by brongladest
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AyeMito

Maryland

4.4/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Its light, fizzy, fluffy, creamy and I love it! The first time I ever had this beer I fell in love with it and ever since then I compare most wheat beers I try to it. It pours light and cloudy with a soft gold color and has a very thick foamy head. Tastes very smooth and thin, yet it has a rich citrus and vanilla finish which rounds the beer off wonderfully. I'd recommend this one to anyone who wants to try Belgium beers!

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 01:27:53 | More by AyeMito
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CoryR

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-13-2014 23:47:34 | More by CoryR
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wdf210

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-13-2014 22:43:31 | More by wdf210
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IrishTank

Kansas

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

07-13-2014 22:27:12 | More by IrishTank
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mountaincoffee

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-13-2014 17:10:22 | More by mountaincoffee
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Rod_J

Kentucky

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-13-2014 01:07:53 | More by Rod_J
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Kallenovsky

Illinois

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-12-2014 00:57:18 | More by Kallenovsky
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Hyperdrive6

California

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-11-2014 23:07:24 | More by Hyperdrive6
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ChaseCromwell

Germany

5/5  rDev +31.9%

07-11-2014 17:53:50 | More by ChaseCromwell
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AlexLi

Russian Federation

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-10-2014 19:29:05 | More by AlexLi
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scripna

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-10-2014 01:49:57 | More by scripna
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Kansas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-09-2014 22:10:46 | More by pjbfromkc
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Buffkin65


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-09-2014 22:05:41 | More by Buffkin65
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Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

07-09-2014 17:53:21 | More by Jerseyislandbeer
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wesley777

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-09-2014 03:53:14 | More by wesley777
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Fighterbeet

Spain

2.5/5  rDev -34%

07-08-2014 13:09:09 | More by Fighterbeet
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altmer

Russian Federation

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-07-2014 14:07:41 | More by altmer
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Beernoobie

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

07-07-2014 05:46:46 | More by Beernoobie
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curasowa

New York

3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy, yellow color with two fingers of creamy white head that fade with a uniform curtain of lace.

Aroma: Wheat malt, yeast, clove, hints of banana and lemon

Taste: Crisp, wheat malt up front with a good amount of carbonation that pops in your mouth. Towards the finish some spiciness and banana oil builds, but still a lot of carbonation prickling the tongue. Finish has a slightly lingering banana and orange rind taste.

The Rest: A solid white ale; a good definition of the style.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2014 01:40:39 | More by curasowa
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alphagnome

Iowa

3.81/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance:
Hazy, pale yellow body with a small, white head. Retention leaves a lot to be desired. Light carbonation.

Aroma:
Bright coriander and black pepper over a musty, wheat backbone. Yeast is noticeable. For the simplicity of it, it's very pleasant.

Taste:
Pretty simple affair here, like the aroma. Sweet wheat right up with a hint of citrus hops. Plenty of coriander. Pepper on the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Light and refreshing. Decent carbonation. Clean, slightly sweet finish.

Overall:
For the style, it's a worthy contender. Easy to drink and enough flavor to please, this is a solid summer beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 22:35:41 | More by alphagnome
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Iowa

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,808 ratings.