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Hoegaarden Original White Ale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
85
very good

4,116 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good

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Ratings: 4,116
Reviews: 1,634
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.78%
Wants: 70
Gots: 370 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

mattyrubes, Jan 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

zapahoppa, Apr 29, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

SalMineo, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

plinythederek, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

dlin0sbb, Jun 12, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

wakajawaka76, May 30, 2012
Photo of hanco005
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, dated 04/04/07 and 02219 4004, poured into a pilsner glass

A—pours murky sunshine yellow w/ a ½ inch bright white fizzy head that fizzes away quickly, lacing is sparse

S—wheat, coriander, orange, banana, very fruity

T—banana and coriander are strong, some orange lingers, wheaty, a little bread as well…very good

M—crisp and refreshing, light bodied, good carbonation

D—I like it. A good summertime selection and a good session beer for by the pool or at the beach.

hanco005, Jun 16, 2006
Photo of blakelive784
2.88/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

11.2 fl oz bottle served in a weizen glass:

A - Pours a pale, hazy straw golden color with a soapy white head of three fingers. Appears well carbonated.

S - Yeasty esters of coriander and fruit, with some interesting floral notes. Distinct wheat foundation on the nose. Quite mild but appealing.

T - The yeast dominate the taste, but with less distinct notes. Banana, faint citrus and a crisp wheat bite. Extremely watery on the climax through finish, though, which is a bit disappointing.

M - Crisp and light on the open, but finishes entirely too smooth and slick.

Decent beer, but it has some huge flaws that would make me pass on this one in the future.

blakelive784, Nov 16, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

CMOrak, Nov 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Yoda22, Aug 19, 2013
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5/5  rDev +31.9%

Antonius08, Dec 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -47.2%

Marius, Jun 23, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

BlackTuesday, Dec 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

petewheeler, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

mcrawford, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of palliko
4.47/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is a lovely hazy gold with an ecru head of foam and not much lacing. My least favorite aroma is pepper (in a Zin or beer!) but here it is in my beer, with an unidentifyable odor plus some lemon peel. The initial taste has notes of corn sugar, thick, syrupy, nasty something or other, lemon pepper, and sour mash. Finish has a raw grain taste that leaves a bitter taste in ones mouth.

palliko, Jul 16, 2005
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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not much to add that I didn't mention in my review of the bottled version, but the Hoegaarden arrived from the tap a light, cloudy yellow with a thin head but a nice lace on the side of the glass. Like the bottled version, it was light and bubbly, with mellow tones of wheat, citrus, and coriander. Again, not much to add, except that the draught version is slightly superior all-around to the bottled (though neither in the U.S. can touch the draughts in Belgium).

Again, I love this beer, so forgive me for my gushing.

RockyTopHeel, Sep 09, 2003
Photo of orangemoustache
3.93/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy very pale golden color with a soft looking snow white head that leaves some patchy lacing as it falls.The nose is fresh and clean with just a touch of spice and yeast.Reminds me of tropical fruit bubble gum flavors with an assertive amount of hops and spicy yeast.The lightness of body and subtle dryness are enjoyable from start to finish.A highly drinkable Whitbier that is full of complexity and character.Good stuff!

orangemoustache, May 22, 2008
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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

MisledTitan, Mar 30, 2014
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Nutwood, Aug 10, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

NappyB, Jun 29, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

lzepplin01, May 05, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

fisherbray, Apr 24, 2012
Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
85 out of 100 based on 4,116 ratings.