Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,236 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:
5,236
Reviews:
1,779
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
172
Gots:
1,328
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 5,236 |  Reviews: 1,779
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

Photo of EMH73
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of peltome1
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was a excellent Belgian beer with strong wheat flavor and a touch of orange. Medium golden color accompanied with mild flavor and bubbles. I would recommend drinking this by itself or with a pairing of food. I enjoyed the flavor very much!

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Photo of agrinnell
3.99/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Rizzy17
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MJSFS
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tohibii
3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This is really quite respectable for a Macro-Brew. Main complaint is just the seltzer like mouthfeel, which is heavy handed and inelegant. And sure, it's certainly nowhere near as good as Allagash White either.

However, it's really cheap at $15 for a 12 pack, true to the style and quite darn drinkable. A great warm weather session beer for those who aren't looking for something hoppy and/or trying to spend a lot of money on that style. Worth a go if you like Witbiers for sure.

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Photo of Alexc11
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I read the description of the ingredients which included coriander and orange peel and figured why not buy a six-bottle package? First off, it pours a hazy yellow color with normal lace. I smell more citrus than coriander; same with the taste. Nothing that overwhelms but pleasant enough. Limited in carbonation and smooth (though it somewhat lacks a kick) but overall a great tasting beer. Definitely one for the summer deck or patio.

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Photo of Abe497
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of notascoolasyou
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,236 ratings.
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