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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,976 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,976
Reviews: 1,625
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 67
Gots: 302 | 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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SteveMi

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-25-2012 22:26:20 | More by SteveMi
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Bigben0328

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

04-26-2012 19:13:52 | More by Bigben0328
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SE-VAbeerdrink

Virginia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-08-2013 02:09:16 | More by SE-VAbeerdrink
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wtgannon

Alabama

1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-04-2012 02:33:33 | More by wtgannon
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sweisel80

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-23-2012 02:04:27 | More by sweisel80
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bmcduff2

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

01-24-2012 08:03:08 | More by bmcduff2
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dragonx2099


1/5  rDev -73.5%

02-26-2013 06:20:36 | More by dragonx2099
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EJosesA

California

1/5  rDev -73.5%

07-17-2014 22:31:48 | More by EJosesA
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BrewtalAlement

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.5%

12-29-2011 18:14:02 | More by BrewtalAlement
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yas

California

1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-30-2012 01:59:21 | More by yas
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JohnBeerRun

Georgia

1/5  rDev -73.5%

02-03-2012 14:43:34 | More by JohnBeerRun
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Miami66

Nebraska

1/5  rDev -73.5%

03-15-2014 15:32:59 | More by Miami66
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JonathonGay

Ohio

1/5  rDev -73.5%

08-13-2013 20:32:06 | More by JonathonGay
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LakelandGrillsmith

Florida

1/5  rDev -73.5%

10-13-2012 19:40:48 | More by LakelandGrillsmith
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lester619

Wisconsin

1.1/5  rDev -70.9%

I just simply don't get this style of beer. The coriander and orange mixed together with hops and malts and yeast just have never made any sense to me. The smell is sweet and citrusy at first, but then it turns into something like bolonga. That sounds strnge, but thats what I smell. Very, very bad. It looks alright when poured into the mug. Very pale, cloudy with a big fluffy head. Then it went into my mouth. The spice and the orange and the hops and the malt just don't get along. Couple this with the fact that this bottle aparently has been around for a while. This add a slight oxidized skunky udertone to everything. It's just nausiating. Milllions of people love it. Different strokes. More power to you. In my opinion it's some of the most hidiously undrinkable stuff in existance.

10-15-2009 17:45:01 | More by lester619
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

05-23-2013 04:46:25 | More by kvnstfrd
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

03-12-2014 02:29:00 | More by Zetcha7x
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cj5y

Louisiana

1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

09-08-2013 23:11:49 | More by cj5y
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GrimmReaper

British Columbia (Canada)

1.27/5  rDev -66.4%

me and a buddy sat out on the deck,and tried this beer,we had no idea what to expect from this beer,first pour and i thought,what the...very pale cloudy yellow,kinda murky looking.Had a nice thick white head though.
The aroma,whoa...lots of spices with bananas and a fermented weiner smell to it...eww
First taste and you get all the wheat and banana spice taste,but than the aftertaste,it really hits hard...that fermented weiner taste that just doesn't go away.It's like you have to plug your nose on this one,but it's always there at... the back...lingering eww,again.
I tried to finish it but it was even more pronounced as it warmed,I than decided that's enough and poured it into my garden...by the way..my buddy did the same...
This one is not for me,will have a hard time trying again.

09-02-2007 16:02:11 | More by GrimmReaper
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

1.35/5  rDev -64.3%

Despite my real aversion to this beer I've actually drank quite a lot of it over the years.

A: Pale gold semi opaque. Pours a one finger head which disappears. Slightly bubbly body.

S: Vanilla.

T: I normally like coriander in beer but in Hoegaarden it tastes of overwhelming, sickly vanilla. It's watery, bitter, fizzy and reminds me a lot of Alka-Seltzer, or at best an unpleasant ice cream soda. Incredibly ill-balanced and no depth of character. Leaves a sour, yeasty flavour on my palate - not the hallmark of a good beer.

O: I try not to talk dirty of beers I don't like but I'm not exactly kicking a dead puppy by scorning this multi award winning macro travesty. Along with Stella Artois I think it's one of the most overrated beers in the world, and it's really expensive so I make no apologies for saying it's genuinely one of the worst beers I've ever had.

02-26-2012 14:28:45 | More by Hoppsbabo
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tfrench8985

Connecticut

1.38/5  rDev -63.5%

i think this beer was very bad with a chemical aftertaste... my friend brought it over and was sayin how good it was, he brought over hoegaarden and i bought bodingtons iand i thought the bodington ale was much much better. this beer should not have this high of a rating on here, its even higher ten bass, come on now

06-22-2008 21:14:24 | More by tfrench8985
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TownDunkel

Texas

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

09-21-2013 17:35:02 | More by TownDunkel
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cantfindme

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

02-05-2012 04:22:18 | More by cantfindme
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lguy29

California

1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

01-04-2014 01:51:46 | More by lguy29
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UKBeerDrinker


1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

looks like a wheat beer cloudy, straw coloured but tasted sickly sweet. no bitterness just nasty there's light refreshing beers and there's nasty beers this one was nasty.

I know I didn't give it a full review but this is one of the only beers out of hundreds I didn't like.

10-01-2012 19:07:09 | More by UKBeerDrinker
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,976 ratings.