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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,329 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,329
Reviews: 1,652
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 83
Gots: 475 | 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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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of lester619
1.1/5  rDev -70.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

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.

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1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

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1.25/5  rDev -66.9%

Photo of GrimmReaper
1.27/5  rDev -66.4%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of Hoppsbabo
1.35/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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.

Photo of tfrench8985
1.38/5  rDev -63.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

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

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

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.

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Beer poured with a decent head, possibly due to the intense carbonation (over-carbonation, in my opinion). Light yellow with decent aroma.

The taste was like a fermented Crystal Light lemonade. No complexity or balance.

The drinkability is a moot point.

Photo of Andrewziggy
1.73/5  rDev -54.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.5

mild sweetness with a wheat component that persists. the coriander and citrus flavours are less stronger than the aromas. low bitterness with a semi-sweet finish.not my thing

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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

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1.75/5  rDev -53.7%

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,329 ratings.