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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,489 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,683
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 100
Gots: 611 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001

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Photo of Winston3737
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBierdimpfe
3.19/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Hazy peach and golden colors. White creamy 2 finger head, lasting 2 minutes, with average legs and tons of activity.

Aromas and flavors of lemony citrus, clove, and herbal spices. Faint sharp and crisp sour fruity and grainy taste. The citrus feel is too extreme.

Light body with excessive prickly carbonation, nice finish ending with well intensified sour fruity mouth coat.

Overall : An average white beer that is too bland and missing a little freshness.

Photo of bmeGT
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Asics
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Jesse1258828
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rockernino
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of edkorganisation
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bigpoppa67
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bf_89
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Clarahope
4.04/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Such a good beer overall. Smell is strange at first, barn like. No hops in smell mostly citrus and coriander. The taste is mostly wheaty with subtle citrus and banana notes. Very crisp.

Photo of Shawnxa3
3.49/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zesiger
4.42/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ENogueira
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

My go-to beer. I prefer to pour it in a chalice. The color is always bright yellow with a perfect white head of foam. By far the best mass market wheat beer in existence. The true nectar of the gods. The best part about it is that it doesn't taste like wheat at all. Hoegaarden tastes like sweet citrus, with refreshing carbonation and a very smooth finish. If I were stranded on a deserted island and I could only take one lifetime supply of beer, this would be it.

Photo of DarkBeerSux
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Fell in love with this beer visiting my brother in Belgium back in 1998. When it finally became available in the states, I was overjoyed. The Americanized version was not quite as good, but still outstanding. As I come from a family of wine snobs - this is my go to dinner beer, though it is great anytime.

Photo of Boone757
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WckdVbz
3.37/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of derekgw123
2.26/5  rDev -40.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I don't really like Belgian White's, so that's really my only beef here other than a horrible after taste.

Photo of AustinRT
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Richie71
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shadow10185
4.55/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great tasting and crisp. A staple in my fridge.

Photo of Midejohn
4.54/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my favs. A non-bitter without being too fruity

Photo of Krey213
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of FreshButterbeer
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KyleMcD
3.38/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.