Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,337 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:
#18,125
Reviews:
1,806
Ratings:
5,337
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.66/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

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

An original

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Photo of rspauldi
3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of UtahBeerPleb
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of ComfortablyNumb313
5/5  rDev +32.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A hazy yellowish hue with a slight head and a little lacing. Aroma had a slight banana scent. Taste was a decent wheat flavor and Belgian yeasts. A light, well made wheat beer. A decent Belgian beer.

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

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

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

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

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

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4.27/5  rDev +13%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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

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

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

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,337 ratings
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