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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,159 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,159
Reviews: 1,639
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 72
Gots: 391 | FT: 1
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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Photo of custardcb
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Followed the instructions in my proper Hoegaarden glass to achieve a nice fluffy white head. Bubbles are pretty large and retain their structure, after a while it reduces down to a nice lacy film across the top of the beverage.

The nose is a little sweet with citrus, wheat, and lemon grass immeadiatly popping out. Very nice balance of aromas here that isn't too overpowering but builds the anticipation.

The taste is more from the nose but with a nice close presence. It is very smoothe and clean tastey that leaves a pleasant feel in the mouth. The ABV makes it a good session beer on those hot summer nights.

Always one of my favorites and mixes well too. For those who aren't too found of beer doing half this with half lemonade is fantastic, little trick I learned in Germany while drinking wheat beers a few years ago.

custardcb, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of cheers405
4/5  rDev +5.5%

cheers405, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

thedamon, Jul 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mantione27, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Lawnboy33, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

thundersteel, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

artemh, Jul 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

allenc85, Jan 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ColSanders123, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

boomer3, May 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ssgunbond, Sep 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

boxofrane, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - cloudy, hazy straw color with fluffy white head

smell - wheat, citrus, lemon peel, coriander, ginger

taste - lots of citrus upfront, lemon, limes, wheat, coriander, ginger

mouthfeel - refreshing, light, light bodied, light carbonation, good flavor on the finish on this

overall - solid representation of the style, refreshing for those summer days, recommended

Price Point - $8.59/6pk

keithmurray, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of afinepilsner
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2oz brown bottle
4.9% abv

Hoegaarden Witbier was a cloudy yellow-white color. It had a fluffy white head with good retention and lacing. The smell was wheat, yeast aromas, and spices. The taste was wheat, citrus fruits, and spice with a nice dry finish. It was medium-light in body with plenty of carbonation. Drinkability was good. This is a nice Witbier and worth trying.

afinepilsner, Dec 19, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

zenithberwyn, Oct 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

judep90, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rmank, Mar 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

johntfox, May 21, 2013
Photo of alexskovan
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured cloudy pale with a giant coarse-grained fluffy white head that was very stable and left a webwork lacing down the glass. Very pleasing light aroma of coriander and hefe. Taste is crisp and easygoing, but not at all watery. This is a very nice light witbier, with everything in balance, and a clean crisp finish.

You have to like this style (and a lot of people don't) but if you do, this one is a winner.

alexskovan, Dec 19, 2007
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Dragophant, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ThreeFishes, Jan 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Gobstopper15, Nov 18, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

blake58, Mar 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Digitallama, Nov 17, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Wobbly, Jul 29, 2014
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,159 ratings.