Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,401 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

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,042
Reviews:
1,820
Ratings:
5,401
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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3.54/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThomasHawk
1.8/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Ever since InBev took over, this beer has been horrible. Used to be one of my favorites. Now, for the last 3 years I've tried it, it smells like skunk. And the taste is almost as bad. Thanks InBev.

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

Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WJL2112
3.93/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikePacheco12
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Pouteria
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

unique taste... yummy

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Photo of Curt3
3.91/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Amber gold, rather opaque. Random darker chunks of sediment mostly toward the bottom. Fine, even, milky to frothy lemon-white head of lower-moderate retention. Aromas of grass, apple, lemon, candy sugar, as well as pea-like suggestions common to many Belgian beers. Palate is even more Belgian, dissimilar to many American variations on the style, downplaying the fruit and sugar though still fair amounts of both, even some blueberry starting around the middle, but showcasing the wheat and yeast equally if not more so, again with the grasses and greens. A little tart throughout, rich and sweet and complex in the middle, acidic in the back just before a drier finish, barely detectable boozy pepper notes in retro-olfaction. Light-bodied but almost like silk or milk or cream. At first extra effervescent but not overactive, and velvety with prickles on the edges where it can breathe. But then it flattens in the glass quickly.

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3.71/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
3.8/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I think this is the right beer: Hoegaarden Wit Blanche. Hazy amber, not much of a head. Smells like a Smokey banana. Mild bitterness. Tastes like banana & shredded wheat cereal. Feels a bit flat. Nice flavor but a bit weak in the other categories.

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Photo of GFC2018
1.61/5  rDev -57.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

I was very disappointed with this beer. I had read many reviews saying "if you like Allagash White, you'll love Hoegaarden...", But that was not my experience. It was almost undrinkable to me. Very off tasting and not something I'd ever get again.

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

Photo of beersampler6
3.48/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Hazy golden color with some mild head, no lingering lacing. Smells of malt, wheat and some clove. Tastes of wheat, orange, banana, clove and caramel with that malt backbone. Mild wheat aftertaste, mild mouthfeel and decent carbonation throughout. A little boring and unexciting.

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Photo of jimpyle48
3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

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4.14/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dukeufo
3.67/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antwon616
3.05/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Natertottt
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L: Golden straw, hazy, with a white head that doesn’t persist. Looks like what you’d expect from wit, aside from lack of head.
S: spicy and citrusy sweet malt.
T: peppery up front with a citrusy orange wheat flavor. Noble hops subtle but present.
F: medium body with high carb doesn’t stick to the tongue.
O: Good beer. Great exsample if the style. Good for a hot day. Not a lot of alcohol so you can have a few. If you like the Belgian Witbier this should be a must have.

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1/5  rDev -73.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Do not call this sugary beverage beer.

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

Photo of LauraMancini
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chilmer
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,401 ratings