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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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very good

4,482 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,482
Reviews: 1,680
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 98
Gots: 606 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice yellowish pale white color. About a one finger head. Smells of banana and clove with different spices maybe some coriander. Tastes like bananas to me, nice and smooth finish. Fine carbonation and very sessionable. A good beer, one I buy quite often.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- a pale yellow body with a good fluffy white foam.

S- light wheaty yeastiness, banana, citrus peel, and subtle spice.

t- a very light and almost tart beer, extremely crisp and subtle, with just the right amount of banana and yeast.

o- not a showstopper, but it is an originator, which you should give props to. And it is pretty delicious in its simplicity.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -13.2%
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.

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3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
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!

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,482 ratings.