1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Not Rated.
Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
85
very good

4,006 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 4,006
Reviews: 1,626
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 316 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Hoegaarden Original White Ale Alström Bros
Ratings: 4,006 | Reviews: 1,626 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Richeeeee
Richeeeee

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-15-2012 01:30:05 | More by Richeeeee
Photo of gshak
gshak

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-14-2012 22:23:12 | More by gshak
Photo of innominat
innominat

Ireland

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-14-2012 16:39:05 | More by innominat
Photo of robmoak
robmoak

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-13-2012 17:14:17 | More by robmoak
Photo of jduprey007
jduprey007

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-12-2012 21:19:47 | More by jduprey007
Photo of tectactoe
tectactoe

Michigan

3.61/5  rDev -4.7%

Pours a pale straw color, nearly clear with a haze and murkiness that makes it slightly opaque. Wispy white head forms and quickly dissipates into nothing but a small ring around the edge of the beer. Smell hits first with apple skins, wheat, peppery notes, VERY slight kitchen spices (oregano?), pears, lemons, and some earthy notes. The taste follows through with a heavy clove and banana taste which surprisingly went nearly undetected on the nose. The pepper is noticeable all the way through, and it finishes with some apple skins, lemon zest, and wheat. A bit watery and very light on the body. Lots of carbonation, with a refreshing, crisp finish.

Decent witbier, refreshing and easy on the palate, this is something that would be very sessionable. Surprising complexity on the nose with a nice finish.

11-12-2012 01:43:00 | More by tectactoe
Photo of gabedivision
gabedivision

New York

3.85/5  rDev +1.6%

Poured to a pint glass from a 12 oz bottle

A- hazy straw yellow with a 2 finger frothy white head

S- Nice fruity esters, banana, oranges, faint clove, some spice mixed around with some grain found all throughout.

T- Fruit again on the tongue, banana, lemon, spice, grain.

M- Light bodied, thin, high carbonation, dry finish

O- available pretty much everywhere, good light easy drinking beer. how can you go wrong.

11-12-2012 01:32:14 | More by gabedivision
Photo of SadMachine
SadMachine

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-11-2012 19:03:26 | More by SadMachine
Photo of rowyn
rowyn

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-11-2012 16:48:43 | More by rowyn
Photo of keywestgourmet
keywestgourmet

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-11-2012 04:42:44 | More by keywestgourmet
Photo of jaidenjb
jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-11-2012 00:41:00 | More by jaidenjb
Photo of GFD400
GFD400

New York

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-11-2012 00:05:40 | More by GFD400
Photo of facundoCNB
facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.43/5  rDev -9.5%

a cloudy light yellow pour, half inch of head.
smells like your typical wheat beer - coriander, orange peel, bready yeast tones.
tastes just like it smells with a slight hint of sourness. nothing really special about this one.

light body, high carbonation makes this very refreshing.

it's hard to honestly be impressed by a beer that's taken me so long to actually try. my brother in law left half a 12pk here, so i figured why not! not very unique, and not that different from most witbiers.

11-10-2012 19:16:09 | More by facundoCNB
Photo of tilemaxos
tilemaxos


4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-10-2012 02:40:05 | More by tilemaxos
Photo of DasBoot2112
DasBoot2112

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-10-2012 01:38:01 | More by DasBoot2112
Photo of OregonGrown7
OregonGrown7

Nebraska

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-09-2012 23:32:35 | More by OregonGrown7
Photo of Dank26
Dank26

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-09-2012 10:43:36 | More by Dank26
Photo of Ajm1001
Ajm1001


3/5  rDev -20.8%

11-09-2012 05:20:28 | More by Ajm1001
Photo of abex44
abex44

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-08-2012 22:28:05 | More by abex44
Photo of marvmoreno
marvmoreno

Philippines

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-08-2012 06:43:19 | More by marvmoreno
Photo of Baldjosh
Baldjosh

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

11-07-2012 06:31:27 | More by Baldjosh
Photo of TheNakedStiletto
TheNakedStiletto

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

11-06-2012 20:46:21 | More by TheNakedStiletto
Photo of dokupe
dokupe

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-06-2012 19:25:29 | More by dokupe
Photo of jmn5082
jmn5082

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-06-2012 15:16:25 | More by jmn5082
Photo of Steven21805
Steven21805


2/5  rDev -47.2%

11-04-2012 21:32:48 | More by Steven21805
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,006 ratings.