Hoegaarden Original White Ale
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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From:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
 
Belgium
Style:
Witbier
Ranked #82
ABV:
4.9%
Score:
85
Ranked #21,633
Avg:
3.79 | pDev: 14.78%
Reviews:
1,887
Ratings:
3,810
Status:
Active
Rated:
Yesterday at 04:28 AM
Added:
Jul 08, 2001
Wants:
  210
Gots:
  1,549
SCORE
85
Very Good
Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale
Notes: The Original Belgian Wheat Beer. Almost 600 years ago in the Belgian village of Hoegaarden, a band of monks experimented by adding oddball botanicals from halfway around the world to their traditional wheat beer. Our recipe, inspired by their creation, is a beer with a refreshing flavor and captivating aroma, unlike any in the world. Let the refreshing citrus and earthy coriander alleviate the stresses of modern living and whisk you to another place entirely. You might call it divine inspiration... we call it Hoegaarden.
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Rated: 1.64 by Chris-547 from Michigan

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Reviewed by gjdgjdgjd

4.73/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
One of my top beers. It is amazing that something bursting with so much flavor is so inexpensive relatively.

Strong wheat flavors, mixed with something herbal or botanical. Very easy to drink quickly - once I start drinking a bottle it is so delicious and smooth that it does not last long. Cloudy appearance with bits of yeast swirling around.
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Rated: 4.09 by not2quick from Missouri

Jul 13, 2022
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Reviewed by jkblr from Indiana

3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
11.2oz bottle freshest before 28/02/2023 poured into a tulip glass at fridge temp 4.9% ABV. The beer pours hazy soft yellow in color with nearly white head. The head recedes to a thin cap. The aroma is mild with coriander, wheat malt and vague citrus peel. The taste is all of that with a nice injection of clove / bubblegum yeast flavor. Minimal bitterness. The mouthfeel is soft, medium bodied with average carbonation and a semi dry finish. Overall, good.
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Reviewed by ivanbrew

5/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Awesome, summer beer perfect sweet and sour flavor from malt and orange and coriander super balanced and refreshing every time for a Belgian wit ale
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Rated by Spark420

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
Unique taste, very nice. Orange and cream.
Jun 22, 2022
 
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Reviewed by HappyGuy12345 from New Jersey

4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Clear yellow with 2 fingers of head
Smell: Notes of wheat and lemon
Taste: Crisp and clean. Wheat and citrus notes are detected.
Feel: Light-bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall: This is a very refreshing beer on a warm summer day. Definitely one of the best products that I have tried from Anheuser-Busch.
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Reviewed by tekstr1der from New Hampshire

4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Enjoyed this around the firepit recently for the first time in at least a decade. My first real go-to Wit. Love it nostalgically, and still delivers great flavors, especially at such low abv
Mar 02, 2022
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Rated by Steves40th

4.96/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Best wheat beer I have ever had.. Good flavors. Not fake flavors.
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Reviewed by AndrewMorash from Canada (ON)

4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Excellent taste for a large brewery and a wildly distributed product.
Great citrus and spice notes. Far better than most mass produced offerings.
Best served cold with some food.
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Rated by MITMAK

4.76/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I like to call this my "deserted island beer". If I were stranded and had only one choice of beer, this would be my choice.
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Rated: 3.71 by sbradley41 from Pennsylvania

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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Look: Cloudy bright yellow and even my fairly gentle pour brings on a huge pure white head that swell and holds as a silky pillow, slowly pulling back and leaving great lacing behind
Aroma: Wheat, lemon-orange notes, coriander, wafts of grass, some spice notes, and yeast
Taste: Spice, coriander, and the lemon-orange citrus note kick it off as waves of wheat malt come crashing in and soon are dominant in the mix. Yeast is present throughout and prominent after the initial hit and closes with wheat, spices, and citrus
Mouthfeel: Full, silky smooth throughout, medium-high carbonation, and a soft and fairly clean finish
Overall: This is delicious stuff. I enjoy Witbiers a lot, especially in the warmer months and it had been years (sadly) since I had the O.G. of this style so it was an easy purchase. Very tasty and true-to-form – plenty of wheat, coriander, spices, citrus, and yeast all with a killer mouthfeel that really solidifies its place at the top. Highly recommended
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3.73/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 85 out of 100 with 5697 ratings