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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,435 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,435
Reviews: 1,669
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 15.08%
Wants: 94
Gots: 550 | 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

No notes at this time.
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Photo of Ale_Dog
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

So tasty, so entirely refreshing

Photo of dsnyder61
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

I like the cloudy appearance, but it's a little bit like the Bulgarian wheat drink called : "boza"

Photo of Burkbom23
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Joshuafzylatra
4.18/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martinclarke88
3.07/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of archyquaffer
4.4/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a bit of a nostalgic beer for me. I first tried this a few years ago in, of all places, Colstrip, Montana- to my daughter- a synonym for the hottest driest place on earth (though it is far from that it IS sultry in the summer). Anyhow, this stuff was available at the local gas station of all places, and represented a welcome diversion from PBR, Busch and Coors...

A moderate pour into a schooner produces a short, but creamy-looking head overlying a hazy, pale straw with swirling carbonation. Beautiful stuff, really. A definite barnyard funk in the aroma, along with sweet and sour malt flavors, with hops in there somewhere...Crispy finish, velvety mouth feel of froth....lovely on a summer night or almost anytime....Spice characters show themselves, but do not overpower...no soap...no skunk...A little peppery spice, understated lemon and orange, and banana esters...How could you not like this? The texture is awesome with plenty of flavor to keep it interesting. Funky but not REAL funky.

A lovely beer, as far as I'm concerned, and one of those that opened my eyes to the possibilities of a wheat beer. Excellent stuff all around.

Photo of Beerma
3.08/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

I am finding I don't like plain wheat jus flavored!

Photo of WillWillows
2.96/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Not a real fan of coriander or cilantro in my food. Same for beer. This has a good look and mouth feel but I couldn't drink it. I trust the brothers ratings and for most everyone this is probably a good beer. Sorry to say this.

Photo of peteshimshocm
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kell50
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeC144
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of iJul1609
4.49/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Very refined beer, with pronounced spices aroma. Excellent in all occasions

Photo of ssantic
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JavieX
4.6/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Taste is so much better than its cloudy appearance. Top of its class. So glad it is year round.

Photo of Lodisgrisen
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of beerinabottle
4.21/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The classic Belgium white wheat beer.

Photo of jooler
1.71/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Tastes very sour, kind of like saint monon but lower quality

Photo of Jeff_ODell
4.08/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tbryan5
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stevehagy
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chiphead
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,435 ratings.