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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,017 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,017
Reviews: 1,629
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 70
Gots: 328 | 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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Selderkin

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-19-2013 01:57:19 | More by Selderkin
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rcarroll


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-18-2013 20:45:36 | More by rcarroll
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gnikola

Serbia

2.5/5  rDev -34%

01-18-2013 09:28:36 | More by gnikola
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-18-2013 06:59:02 | More by RobertColianni
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NovoAleMan

Nebraska

3.68/5  rDev -2.9%

A: Pale yellow, one finger foam head. Almost lemonade like in appearance. I was not a big fan of it. 3.5/5

S: Lemony scent. Hoppy, but pleasant. Not bad. 4.25/5

Taste: Not a big fan of taste either. Up front, a bit watery, but hoppy. Lemon-y aftertaste however, which was decent. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Feels fizzy and foamy in mouth, but drinkable. Not swill, but not a rich, complex beer.

I feel this beer is a bit overrated.

3.5/5

01-17-2013 20:36:29 | More by NovoAleMan
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bismarksays

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-16-2013 06:07:09 | More by bismarksays
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JustinM

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-15-2013 22:31:18 | More by JustinM
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EricdPete

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2013 22:37:22 | More by EricdPete
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MickeyBeer

Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -14.5%

11.2 oz bottle poured into a pint glass

A- Pours a cloudy whitish yellow color with about one and a half fingers of frothy white head.

S- Smell is sweet and primarily of wheat and citrus.

T- Taste is wheaty and citrusy. More of a sweet citrus flavor like that of an orange. No real hop presence.

M- Light mouthfeel that is frothy and medium in carbonation. Leaves almost no aftertaste.

O- A tasty witbier that is smooth and refreshing. I enjoy having this beer in warm summer weather, but it's lack of complexity does not leave me craving more. I will certainly have it again, but not one of my go-to beers.

01-13-2013 22:36:24 | More by MickeyBeer
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crob3888

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2013 08:24:53 | More by crob3888
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voortex824


3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-13-2013 08:01:57 | More by voortex824
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Poppellian

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2013 17:20:44 | More by Poppellian
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richwalpole


4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

01-12-2013 08:01:11 | More by richwalpole
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Sturmthis

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-12-2013 00:50:16 | More by Sturmthis
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-11-2013 23:30:08 | More by AlexFields
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Tiburon

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-11-2013 01:56:30 | More by Tiburon
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Cris4545

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

01-11-2013 00:51:54 | More by Cris4545
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.25/5  rDev -40.6%

01-10-2013 23:50:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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flyers1980

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-10-2013 15:57:18 | More by flyers1980
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BeerDocT

Georgia

3.58/5  rDev -5.5%

Poured into ye old chilled tulip.

Appearance 4.0: Pours out a hazy, opaque, whitish yellow. Large head (1/2") quickly fizzed down to pleasing foaminess on top.

Smell 3.75: Very nice bouquet. Yeasty, light with honey undertones and also some pleasing malt.

-Taste 3.5: Front is very slightly sweet with a middle that is washed out but strangely refreshing. Finish is juicy and refreshing, but almost has no real taste. Strange, but good.

-Mouthfeel 3.5: Complementary carbonation to the style and the taste.

-Overall 3.5: Good witbier. Nothing fantastic, but absolutely nothing wrong. This is a classic, and rightly so, but there are bigger and better wits and wheats out there to be had. Watch the price, though. A friend of mine picked up a six-pack of these at Publix and paid almost $10 for them, which is insane; you could buy a "brew your own" kit for wheats for $25 and make 50 or so beers that would taste as good as this Hoe.

01-10-2013 05:22:31 | More by BeerDocT
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Auror

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-09-2013 11:10:40 | More by Auror
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tviz33

New York

3.94/5  rDev +4%

Poured from a 330 mL bottle in to weizen glass.

A- Pours a slightly hazy, pale yellow body with nearly three fingers worth of fluffy white head.

S- Orange and lemon mostly, with a good bit a spice. I'm drooling.

T- Taste is mostly orange amongst other citrus flavors, as well wheat with a faint spiciness.

M- Very light and crisp. Plenty of carbonation.

O- This is extremely clean and refreshing. I wish I was drinking this on a hot summer day, but I could drink this anytime for some refreshment.

01-09-2013 02:32:33 | More by tviz33
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beerbassist

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-08-2013 04:24:23 | More by beerbassist
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AntLeatherface

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-08-2013 03:47:14 | More by AntLeatherface
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Will12

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-08-2013 01:58:42 | More by Will12
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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