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Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,313 Ratings
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:
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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#17,653
Reviews:
1,803
Ratings:
5,313
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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Photo of Davit
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sashmont
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 11.2 fluid ounce bottle into glass. Best by date is '28/02/18'.
Cloudy, pale yellow body. Lots of head upon pouring, settles to thin cap, white in color. Just a few scattered spots of lacing.
Smells of funky yeast, spices, and citrus.
Taste of wheat tang, spices, citrus, and funky yeast.
Carbonated, refreshing mouth feel.
Good mass market example of a Belgium wheat beer.

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Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorRobert1969
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Classic wit. The one I had first. Always tasty.

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Photo of Kreator8
4.8/5  rDev +27%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gardner254
3.59/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BenHoppy
4.48/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jricharc
2.89/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of KennyDerenbecker
3.86/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of constantine_272
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slight haze with just a bit of carbonation and low head retention. Smells creamy yet dank in the yeasty sort of style. Light creamy oats with a tart lemon and green grass prickly tartness. Mellow and juice through the midsection with a nicely balanced dry herbaceous finish. A little extra sweetness on the finish, but that's expected as this is more of a mass market beer. Surprisingly balanced and impressively complex with some yeast funk and dank notes that linger for a long time. I didn't expect such depth here so I'm pleasantly surprised. Truth be told, this particular bottle I'm review has been 'aging' (forgotten) in the back of the fridge for a long time. It was a year past the best by date. But I really liked the mellow understated funk, possibly a result of the extra age. Ill be seeking out a fresh bottle to compare soon.

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Photo of Sam106
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AtaraxiaDnB
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of McWooze
3.18/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of detgfrsh
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From an 11.2oz bottle. Pours pale orange, cloudy, with a finger of fluffy white head. Smells of orange and spices. Creamy feel. Tastes of orange, biscuit, and spice. Not my favorite style, but this is a pretty good example. Not bad for a macro, either.

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Photo of shu_420
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simplyside
4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dave_ackbar
3.31/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Weather has been conducive to wheat beers lately, so I bought a 6pacl.
Look is that of a typical Belgium wheat
Smell is fruity
Taste is crisp, nothing too surprising or different than most wheats.
Feel is smooth and drinkable
Overall not a bad beer, it’s refreshing like a Belgium. Wheat should be.

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Photo of Spike
3.21/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 75cl bottle.
Looks fantastic but otherwise this witbier is thin, limp light in flavour and generally underwhelming. Very ordinary. A poor example of the style.

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Photo of cynewulf
3.96/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
3.35/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Samputnam14
3.46/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattSn
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,313 ratings
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