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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,892 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,892
Reviews: 1,620
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 60
Gots: 262 | 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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TylerofLA

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-05-2014 04:18:50 | More by TylerofLA
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snilsen13

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

You can't stop with just one and two starts to get you into the $3 range, where maybe you could do better, but you could only get one Duvel. Basically, this is a half Duvel, or slightly less aromatic Saison Dupont. If you know those beers and like them, you should try this too. These are all readily available at most decent liquor stores.

Not as heady as Duvel, in either conotation, but foamy enough. The head doesn't sustain itself for the whole drink. Sublte spring smells and a crisp flavor. Drinks very nicely, plenty of bubbles, but should be chilled. Letting this up to room temp, even a little puddle, creates the smell of a frat house. That's pretty amazing actually becasue that little puddle doesn't taste too bad even room temp, but not recommended.

This is good in every respect. Well built and balanced, not outstanding, but not at all disappointing. A great thirst quencher.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2006 16:42:19 | More by snilsen13
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hypnotoad1

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-10-2013 23:18:40 | More by hypnotoad1
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felipeprates

Brazil

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-28-2013 13:08:40 | More by felipeprates
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MonkeyboyATL

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-16-2012 20:30:20 | More by MonkeyboyATL
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Banxx

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-30-2012 02:14:48 | More by Banxx
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jbcalc

New York

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-01-2013 16:37:13 | More by jbcalc
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Fitzgerald

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a 11.2 oz. bottle into a pint glass, not a hard pour giving it a thin white head, that gradually turned to a foam ring. The beer is a cloudy light golden color.

A funky scent of wheat and orange very spring like.

I love the taste of this beer very refreshing with spicy fruit flavor, orange I would say stands out the most.

Mouthfeel is dry but not real hoppy maybe a little thin at the end.

A very drinkable beer, a nice session beer that would quench your thirst on warm summer day.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 02:51:46 | More by Fitzgerald
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BeerArchivist

California

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-18-2011 05:18:38 | More by BeerArchivist
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-26-2012 04:00:27 | More by tmars13
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drowninginhops

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A light cloudy yellow with a 2 finger head which fades slowly to a thin film, leaving no lacing.

S: Bananas, orange and spice, clove standard wit.

T: Banana and other fruits and spice and yeast.

M: Light and refreshing.

D: This is a beer with a lot of flavor and a lot going on.

Serving type: on-tap

06-08-2011 01:38:25 | More by drowninginhops
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ThatCracker

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-31-2013 20:50:30 | More by ThatCracker
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psoriasaurus

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-10-2014 14:39:22 | More by psoriasaurus
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2012 21:59:31 | More by JeffTheJuice
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JimKal

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

04-16-2014 16:47:30 | More by JimKal
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AdamP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-17-2012 03:23:55 | More by AdamP
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rao2100

Malaysia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-23-2011 05:33:34 | More by rao2100
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burningsnailman

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +5.5%

08-06-2012 04:58:15 | More by burningsnailman
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broob

Mississippi

4/5  rDev +5.5%

05-27-2013 14:01:00 | More by broob
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mnixon86

Ireland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-02-2012 21:43:51 | More by mnixon86
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rah1734bones


4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2012 18:11:24 | More by rah1734bones
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tomis850

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2012 03:40:21 | More by tomis850
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: This was a hazy, dirty looking straw color. It poured with a long lived, frothy white head.

s: All the usual suspects, wheaty banana, coriander, and some citrus zest.

t: Mirrors the smell in a very well balanced, approachable way.

m: Crisp, slightly creamy, and refreshing.

d: Not my favorite wit, but I do like this quite a bit.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2009 18:43:13 | More by DIM
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swtdixie91

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

10-15-2013 20:51:41 | More by swtdixie91
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trexnoize

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-28-2012 04:49:54 | More by trexnoize
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,892 ratings.