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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

3,976 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 3,976
Reviews: 1,625
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 67
Gots: 302 | 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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jco3rd

California

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-21-2012 23:32:50 | More by jco3rd
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dog-ear


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-21-2012 06:12:07 | More by dog-ear
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

5/5  rDev +32.3%

12-21-2012 01:51:31 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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HavasuDG

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-20-2012 05:08:13 | More by HavasuDG
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Lukass

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-20-2012 03:18:24 | More by Lukass
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -8.7%

Poured from the tap.

This beer is a cloudy, yellow/light gold colour, with a very white head. The smell is very sweet and fruity, with a hint of malt. The taste is similar to the smell... sweet, fruity, light and not too carbonated. Very nice drink-ability, especially with a meal.

Would I buy it again? Yes.

12-19-2012 04:22:57 | More by NilocRellim
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bshiban

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

12-17-2012 23:46:33 | More by bshiban
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EthansBeer


4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-17-2012 06:44:06 | More by EthansBeer
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BRD14

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

12-16-2012 18:39:51 | More by BRD14
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soulliard

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-16-2012 15:24:38 | More by soulliard
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stoney1031

Texas

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-15-2012 19:48:18 | More by stoney1031
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IPA35

Netherlands

3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

A 33cl can from a sampler box. Poured in a chalice (I know, I know).
Drinking this fridge cold.

A pale yellowish, hazy beer with a white head. Bad retention (because of the glass).

Smells like a wheatbeer that is for certain. Less intense than a German hefeweizen though. Still, wheat, some citrus and a tiny hint of spices.

Tastes pleasant. A nice fruity, hoppy flavour with a nice light grainy malt (wheat) profile.
Not a flavourbomb of course but that's not the purpose of this beer.

Nicely carbonated and it has a thin to medium mouthfeel.

This is a true summer's beer. At the moment it is not summer but it is nice regardless. Would love to have this ice cold on a terrace outside when it is really hot though.

12-15-2012 19:43:45 | More by IPA35
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HerrDave

Tennessee

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

12-15-2012 18:49:11 | More by HerrDave
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italynstallyn44

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

12-15-2012 02:19:38 | More by italynstallyn44
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j-rod18

North Dakota

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-13-2012 19:32:15 | More by j-rod18
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AdrianMendez

Mexico

4.5/5  rDev +19%

12-12-2012 17:45:48 | More by AdrianMendez
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Kory

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-12-2012 02:44:50 | More by Kory
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JellyJacket

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-11-2012 06:33:42 | More by JellyJacket
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JESantiago

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

12-10-2012 21:32:50 | More by JESantiago
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cet128

Indiana

2.5/5  rDev -33.9%

12-10-2012 15:30:13 | More by cet128
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LUMA


4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

12-10-2012 01:26:34 | More by LUMA
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Dusty6467

Texas

3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

A: cloudy greenish-yellow, 2 finger head that dissipates quickly

S: strong lemon, metallic, can tell its a wheat beer, but not overwhelming

T: great crisp taste, lemon, bannana, grassy, taste like it smells - would taste good with an orange slice

M: decent balance, finishes dry, high carbonation (though i could use more), light, sessionable, would be a good summer beer

O: decent, but nothing to seek out, for the style I'd much prefer Ayinger's wheat beers

12-09-2012 23:53:34 | More by Dusty6467
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BrownAleMale

Wisconsin

2.58/5  rDev -31.7%

12oz bottle poured into a Kasteel chalice glass

Appearance- The color is a hazy straw yellow with very little white head that dissipates almost completely.

Smell- A distinct European malt with a lemon hop also shining through.

Taste- Lots of grassy malt flavor with a quick appearance by some citrus hop.

Mouthfeel- Definitly on the watery side.

Overall- This ia a beer that definitly needs the help of some citrus fruit.

12-09-2012 22:02:08 | More by BrownAleMale
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cliff1066

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.8%

12-09-2012 19:58:32 | More by cliff1066
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Brentasaurus


3/5  rDev -20.6%

12-08-2012 23:54:13 | More by Brentasaurus
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 3,976 ratings.