Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,238 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,238
Reviews:
1,780
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
1,329
For Trade:
1
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Photo of 0panther0
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Pale yellow, big, foamy head that slowly dissipates
S - Ripe bananas
T - Banana, slightly sweet... nice balance... subtle bread and clove
F - Smooth, light carbonation... very drinkable
O - Nice, light summer beer... nice, comfortable choice

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Photo of sufisoma
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ricsan
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

One of the beers I refer to as a beginner friendly beer. Perfect first wheat beer.

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Photo of Blackop555
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours hazy yellow, foamy, tall, white head that lasts a while with light lacing.

Smells citrus, clovey yeast, orange and bready.

Tastes wheat, Orange peel, clove and malt. Followed by citrus peel and light yeast. Finish is dry with a spice linger. Medium body and fizzy lower medium carbonation.

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Photo of ChandlerMote
4.77/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RMW66
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pejohnson46
3.82/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy yellow/orange, but given that the primary ingredient is wheat, this is a given as the wheat will add to the cloudiness. Good finger and a half of head.
Smell: Faint hints of citrus, and possibly spice?
Taste: This is a very drinkable but at the same time complex brew - the balance of wheat, orange, and coriander is tremendous.
Feel: Although it's highly carbonated, I don't think that the mouthfeel gets in the way, in fact I think it accentuates the flavors
Overall: This is one of my favorite summertime brews. Overlooked because it is a macro brew but very deserving!

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Photo of Raziel313
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Bangalter
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jbehlar
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewer101
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BuckyNBeer
3.56/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of excuseelsewhere
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of coolcole01
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This is the greatest with food beer i have ever had. Paired with just about anything it is pretty amazing. It is probably the most solid all around beer i have ever had. Not the greatest but very very good.

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Photo of hychenglao
3.01/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Hilltop1215
4.87/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Slowjamcdub
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Not my style sorry

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Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JustLikeMyDad
2.92/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of Eziel
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patrick68L
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
2.84/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ThomasB4
4.58/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SaisonRichBiere
3.81/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,238 ratings.
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