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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
86
very good

4,240 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,240
Reviews: 1,645
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 77
Gots: 425 | FT: 1
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

TBarJr, Mar 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MudDrinker, Mar 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I love Hoegaarden, but the wheatiness can be overwhelming at times. Absolutely love the iconic glass, which is fun to share with a petite companion. The smell is a bit off-putting.

On one hand, Hoegaarden is wonderful because of the glass, the beautiful appearance, and the availability. It's not so good because of the smell and the taste, at least compared to other wheats.

Not having tried Erdinger or Maisel recently, I can honestly say that it's my least favorite wheat beer.

tonton, Mar 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

MShirokov, Mar 23, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale is easy to like and very hard to hate. I've had Hoegaarden both from the bottle and on tap, and I've never noticed a significant difference between them. I enjoy mine with a slice and squirt of orange. As others have noted, Hoegaarden might not be quite as good as competitors like Allagash White, but it's cheaper and always refreshing.

dorfenheim, Mar 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4.9/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

While Hoegaarden represents a style that's clearly not for everyone, this is a classic for those who prefer their beers unfiltered and less bitter.

A: Cloudy, pale yellow/white which fades into a lingering head when poured.
S: While typically served with a lemon (or orange) slice in some locations when it's on draught, banana can sometimes be more prominent. Near total lack of hops helps bring out the fruity, almost "smoothie" scents.
T: Hints of several spices, but not as prominently as comparable Witbiers (particularly domestics). Easily paired with most foods as the palate isn't overpowered. Try it with hummus that's received a light squeeze of lemon juice for an interesting appetizer.
M: Smooth but not especially crisp, however it breaks down if held on the tongue for too long.
O: The beer that will convince almost anyone who "hates beer" that there's more than light beers and IPAs to choose from. A good summer beer best enjoyed neither too cold nor too warm. The bottle is a bit small at 11.2 ounces, however that's not entirely uncommon for imports.

h4ximus, Mar 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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2/5  rDev -47.2%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

mikeforr, Mar 19, 2013
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 4,240 ratings.