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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,005 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,005
Reviews: 1,626
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 316 | 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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PatandDavid

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Not bad. Pours a cloudy faint yellow. Not a big head, but it's there.

Has a spicy aroma, which is rather pleasant. The taste is also slightly spicy, but this time with some citrus and coriander.

Very refreshing. I would say I like the Allagash White more than this one (maybe due to the freshness of it on tap at the GLB). However, this beer is good, and thankfully available at many places, so I will definitely seek it out again. pat

08-02-2003 12:36:02 | More by PatandDavid
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JAG214

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-26-2012 18:43:14 | More by JAG214
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rickyleepotts

Arizona

4/5  rDev +5.5%

This beer smells very citrusy, and almost clean and crisp in the nose. I would almost want this beer served with a lemon wedge… or a lemon sphere. (Is that what you call it?) Anyway, this beer smells incredible. It's weird how beers smell so good and then how that can affect the flavor of the beer. The beer also looks carbonated in the glass… let's see what this brew tastes like.

Whoa! This beer punches you in the face, and that carbonation that I was talking about is still there. It's actually almost too carbonated. But it settles down as you move into the aftertaste. Speaking of the aftertaste, it sticks around. It lasts for a while actually. This beer would be a good summer beer. Hey, it's summer… makes sense, right?

The label is actually pretty cool too. Not sure what it means, but when I was sitting at the bar the lady beside me made a comment about it. (I actually used to see her all the time when I went into Kinko's. She is just a super nice lady!) Anyway, the beer is good. Not too uncommon, as most liquor stores will have it. Bottoms up people because this beer is good to the last drop.

07-19-2011 02:12:33 | More by rickyleepotts
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imbimmer

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-02-2014 23:34:33 | More by imbimmer
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-12-2013 00:38:01 | More by Texasfan549
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Loakwurm

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-05-2014 06:29:55 | More by Loakwurm
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Liverocks

Delaware

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-17-2014 11:56:16 | More by Liverocks
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CGiusti23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-27-2014 02:45:49 | More by CGiusti23
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Saurabhprabhu

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-30-2013 15:50:53 | More by Saurabhprabhu
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MusicBeer_1961

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-23-2014 03:25:48 | More by MusicBeer_1961
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cgise22

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-06-2011 23:46:30 | More by cgise22
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iloveporters

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-01-2012 01:34:09 | More by iloveporters
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Fakexican

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-23-2012 17:48:41 | More by Fakexican
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DrDominator

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-07-2014 13:17:34 | More by DrDominator
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Onibubba

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

Best to let this set for a half hour or so after removing from the fridge. When I first had this beer, it was served from the bottle into a pint glass at a restaurant. And it was served ice cold. I really was not impressed. On a whim, I picked up a sixer some time later, and found that glassware and temperature make one hell of a difference.

Poured a hazy yellow into a tulip. Swirlled around the last bit in the bottle to top of. Small nice head goes down rather quickly, but a little swirlling brings it right back up. Nice smells. Bready and just a touch of citrus. Don't really pick up a spice profile. The citrus and spice are very subdued in the taste as well, which is an inoffensive bready/ wheat goodness. Neither sweet nor bitter.

Great mouthfeel. Medium carbonation makes this one very easy to quaff. The low alcohol percentage doesn't hurt either. Great session beer. This beer is an absolute staple. Not my favorite Witte, but damned good and easy to find.

02-14-2007 13:36:16 | More by Onibubba
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hansavijaticar

Croatia (Hrvatska)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-19-2013 12:48:36 | More by hansavijaticar
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xICooRsYIx

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-18-2013 23:40:08 | More by PEIhop
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Vsarmatov

Russian Federation

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-27-2013 17:32:20 | More by Vsarmatov
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flyingpig

United Kingdom (Scotland)

4/5  rDev +5.5%

A - A rather hazy yellow colour with a very large, white, foamy head that goes down but doesn't disappear.

S - An unusual smell with coriander, orange, citrus & various other furity type smells coming through.

T - Coriander, clove & orange seem to be the strongest flavours along with various herbs

M - Very easy to drink & smooth. It has a lot of carbonation.

D- A fantastic beer overall, one of the nicest I think I have ever tasted.

11-28-2010 19:01:02 | More by flyingpig
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Wally1912

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-29-2012 01:42:58 | More by Wally1912
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Jarod

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

This beer came to me a lemony yellow color that had a cloudy haze to it. It produced a pure white head that was creamy but not lasting, it fell and stayed as a ring on the sides of the glass, which produced a small amount of lace in some areas. The aromas were of citrus fruits (oranges (light), lemons), big spices (pepper, clove), light malt (warmer), and wheat grain. The tastes were of wheat, citrus fruits (lemons), spice (pepper), and light hops. Finished and left a dry wheat feel in the mouth. Light bodied which is perfect for summer. This is a smooth beer that is nice and spicy, quenches the thirst. Clean, rich, tart and sour all can be said about each sip. Not too bad !

07-24-2003 01:19:33 | More by Jarod
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BillHem

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-04-2012 03:14:58 | More by BillHem
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Hoganlaw

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-24-2014 03:03:55 | More by Hoganlaw
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Ribeard


4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-23-2014 13:47:07 | More by Ribeard
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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