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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,095 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,095
Reviews: 1,633
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 364 | 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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Photo of y2jrock60
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Very pale with a white haziness and pure white fizzy head which starts off strong then quickly fades.

S- Light wheat aroma with hints of fruit and spice.

T- Light sweet and tart with a spicy finishing note. I pick up hints of banana runts and light wheat.

M- Very light bodied and heavily carbonated.

D- It was hard for me to get through one. I don't care for wheat beers, especially Belgian Witbiers.

I'm not sure how accurate my review is. This is definitely one of my least favorite styles of beer. I'm just not a big fan of the sweetness, tartness, and lack of hops. If I had to drink a wheat beer I would probably choose one of a German Style.

y2jrock60, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

everyone tries to copy this white ale, but it still stands distinctly alone as the original for me. cloudy and citrusy smelling, with a big pillowy head. has notes of spice and orange cream as well as a mellow floral hop profile. lighter body makes it a really easy session, but only when its super cold. i find this one gets a little bitter and funky yeasty when it warms up, so best to guzzle it down well its still chilly. too expensive for what it is, but a great white!

StonedTrippin, Dec 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

leinie13, Dec 04, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

bigred89, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

PhatAtUT, Dec 04, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mrunseen, Dec 04, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Anew, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

MyKroberts237, Dec 03, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

dcbike, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

Tenente, Dec 03, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

gio540, Dec 02, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

RichH55, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

BrewHawkeye, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

cmannes, Dec 01, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

blange3, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

ROGUE16, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rab53, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

nh2032, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

rekel, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

weaselchew, Nov 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dvanhandel, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

darkAmber, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of frankiepop
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I compared this beer straight up with the American Ommegang White Beer and France's Amadeus. Hoegaarden is an attractiive cloudy beer. The aroma of white beers are rather irrelevant to me so let's talk taste.

The taste is a wondrous mixture of lemon, orange & spices. Amadeus is less sweet & a little drier with slightly more spices. The lower carbonation adds a little smoothness and chance for more taste that the Hoegaarden.

The Ommegang is one American brewery that completely mastered the Belgian experience, & Ommegang's white beer is no exception. It's a wonderful white that is very similar to Hoegaarden. Ifind a little more sour tartness that really reminds me more of a lemony after taste than Hoegaarden.

Hoegaarden goes down with they best though. I recommend a Keith Jarrett solo piano recording: I would go with Koln or Lusanne-Bremen releases.

frankiepop, Nov 28, 2011
Photo of akinsja
4/5  rDev +5.5%

akinsja, Nov 28, 2011
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,095 ratings.