Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

Style: Belgian Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

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#22,679
Reviews:
1,829
Ratings:
5,444
pDev:
14.81%
 
 
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Photo of TheBubblegumkid
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NedFredHead
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy gold appearance. Light and spicy taste. Smooth, creamy finish. The coriander is subtle but present.

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Photo of curlyjackwire
4.59/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

One of our favorites. Light in color, rich in aroma and exquisitely spiced taste. Note: it's not a small local brewer established in 1446, it's a mass produced AB Inbev product. It is clearly different from Stella and (here and now) less expensive.

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Photo of corywalston
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of elnachooo
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cerveza de cuerpo media con carbonatación baja. En su aroma se distingue la naranja y el cilantro. Una vez en boca es una cerveza refrescante, dulce, con un amargor muy ligero.

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Photo of Bsimpson91
4.9/5  rDev +29.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wonderful and delicious brew that reminds me of fall and winter time. The look is hazy, cloudy with nice frothy lace. The presentation of the wheat beer is much like any European beer. Very classic bottle and label. Not over done or underdone with the artwork. The nose on this beer is some-what like a typical ale. Nice aroma with just the slightest hint of oranges and faint Banana. The taste is dessert-like without a over sweetness. Right away, the top end is sweet with a classic ale front. As you take a drink, you get a balanced flavor of orange and spices along with some tart qualities. The malt seems to be underlying and more for the body. The finish is semi-dry so you'll go back for more. It ends with a nice coriander spice note. The feel is medium with border line creamy texture, super drinkable with smoothness. A very well crafted wheat Beer that would make a great fall or wintertime treat!

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Photo of Chuckles21
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

This Witbier produces a nice white frothy head along with a nose of yeast and citrus.
Flavor is a little light but not under-presented. Hints to citrus, yeast, some sweetness lead to a not surprising light finish.
This would be an enjoyable summer-time beer served chilled.

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Photo of Patrickhelm
4.63/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JimboBrews54
4.78/5  rDev +26.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly hazy light lemon yellow with a huge pillow of white head that lasts long. Minimal lacing. Aroma is yeasty bread and coriander. Flavor is light lemon and coriander, some yeasty biscuit. Feel is light and well carbonated. Overall a decent enough light beer.

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Photo of jroof1
3.75/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrCruz23
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Yessir

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Photo of soundaurora
3.25/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MugC
4.76/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DeeBreezy
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of notchucknorris
2.81/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of tb77
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveCash
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheVillageIdiot
3.09/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Meh. Was given to me as a gift. Never would have bought it for myself. Really not impressed at all. Didn't care for this at all really. I don't even have enough nice things to say to write a decent review.

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Photo of matthieu_xyz
3.43/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brewnme
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wetciggie
2.98/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours great looks like a delicious cocktail in a glass, smells like orange bitters and hops, lightly of coriander.

Tastes slightly tart, dry, very bitter for and almost winelike dry finish on the mouth feel, which I find an unpleasant combination as I tend to gulp my drinks. However not entirely undesirable to drink, $10 a 4 pack on special quite often, and pairs well with Roast Pork and Apple Sauce.

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Photo of GIftofgod4u1
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JonnoWillsteed
2.47/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

L- Pale yellow/tan. Cloudy, pours with 2-finger white head [on top of which is a small beige lump of presumably yeast sediment]. Head slowly reducing.
S- Spicy and distinctly yeasty with an almost citrus/orange waft at the end.
T- Dry, a little sharper than expected, spices (certainly coriander), and back to pretty sharp
M- 'Clean' together with the complex pungency of spices. It is refreshing, and has a mouth-feel somewhat higher than it's actual 4.9% ABV.
O- The spice is over-dominant to me; I don't drink beer to get mouthfulls of coriander this intense. I remember when this beer seemingly first hit the scene back in the 90s, it was so fashionable and of course relatively expensive. I hadn't drunk it in years and TBH it seems OTT/unbalanced to me now; defintely lacking subtlety . I don't recall it previously having been as sharp as this one was, that was a surprise and not enjoyable for me.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,444 ratings