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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,264 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,264
Reviews: 1,646
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 437 | 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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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BeerMe42, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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justdaryl, May 20, 2012
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petluo, Apr 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass. Best before date was listed as 10-06-11.

Appearance was a light straw cloudy/unfiltered beer, with lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. The head was 3-4 fingers and white.

Smell was of various spices and a low level of hops. The coriander spice was the most prevalent as a lemon-citrus aroma.

The taste was crisp and a bit tart, with coriander and orange spices coming through. Very low to no bitterness present. Mouthfeel was smooth and lightly carbonated. It left very little aftertaste. Very refreshing

Overall, a solid beer and a pleasure to drink.

sommersb, Oct 30, 2010
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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HopGrazer, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

As the standard for Wit Bier, Hoegaarden pours as one would imagine with a cloudy golden hue and a big head that lingers around just long enough. Coriander is persistent throughout the nose and flavor. This is backed up by zesty orange lemon and some spicier pepper notes . A light body and aggressive carbonation is is balance with a slight creaminess in the mouth feel that lends itself to an enjoyable and easy drinking beer.

TheBullsHorn, Oct 15, 2013
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Edward19, Apr 16, 2014
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bizzy54, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled again, this time on-draft at Dundee's. The lace sticks to the glass, and it remains good all around IMO, although not as good as I remembered when I reviewed the bottle about eight months ago. Still, I had a hard day and wanted to mellow out on a light fruity beer. At Dundee's, I thought it was cool to see it served in it's hexagonal glass.

DoubleJ, Dec 26, 2007
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,264 ratings.