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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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4,489 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,489
Reviews: 1,683
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.81%
Wants: 100
Gots: 611 | FT: 1
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Style | ABV
Witbier |  4.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: purplehops on 07-08-2001

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Photo of MWolverines66
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Had this beer on tap this past week at a local bar.

This beer had become a favorite of mine while living in London, but was not as happy with it this time. It tasted a little different, a little more a bitter grapefruit taste, definitely not as sweet.

The look was the same out of the tap, nice golden color garnished with a lemon. Smell was definitely not as strong as what I had been accustomed to in Europe.

Overall I was a little disappointed. It was a good beer, but something that I would grow tired of after two pints.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of Oakenator
4.07/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Light yellow color with ample head at pour. Decent lacing.

S: Wheat, lemon, citrus notes.

T: Lemon from front to back. Sweet on the front and slightly bitter on the back but still nice.

M: Light and refreshing but has some body.

O: Enjoyable around the pool.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of CBrotherton
3.92/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - light pale yellow color
S - wheat and a light lemon citrus, almost grapefruit
T - wheat first, lemon next, corriander to finish
M - this is a great light beer feel to it with great drink-ability. i had three in one sitting without experiencing distaste at the mouthfeel (which is usually my first signal to slow down or halt a tasting)
O - when i drink this beer, i remember my first beer that was had in Germany at a Biergarten. Very memorable and in league with the summer season currently upon us. Cheers!

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of ConsumerOfBeer
4.06/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Thick pale-yellow color. Cloudy. Pours a small head.

S- Smells of banana, grass, and wheat.

T- Excellent flavor with hints of banana, cream, and vanilla.

M- Moderate carbonation. Moderately drinkable.

O- A great beer, quite comparable to many other wheat beers. I keep getting a thick creamy feeling from this brew which turns out to be quite pleasant.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Will pour a five+ white head. Just as expected for a wheat, pale straw and cloudy, good head, faint yeast and distinct wheat flavor but what else would you expect - this brewery has it down after 568 years. 330ml bottle from Gift Specialists Oceanside, California.

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,489 ratings.