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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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very good

4,075 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,075
Reviews: 1,631
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 69
Gots: 351 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website

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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

420drinker, Dec 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

jco3rd, Dec 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

dog-ear, Dec 21, 2012
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Dec 21, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

HavasuDG, Dec 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Lukass, Dec 20, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -9%

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.

NilocRellim, Dec 19, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

bshiban, Dec 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

EthansBeer, Dec 17, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

BRD14, Dec 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

soulliard, Dec 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

stoney1031, Dec 15, 2012
Photo of IPA35
3.88/5  rDev +2.4%

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.

IPA35, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

HerrDave, Dec 15, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

italynstallyn44, Dec 15, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

j-rod18, Dec 13, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

AdrianMendez, Dec 12, 2012
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3/5  rDev -20.8%

Kory, Dec 12, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

JellyJacket, Dec 11, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

JESantiago, Dec 10, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34%

cet128, Dec 10, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

LUMA, Dec 10, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Dusty6467, Dec 09, 2012
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2.58/5  rDev -31.9%

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.

BrownAleMale, Dec 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

cliff1066, Dec 09, 2012
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,075 ratings.