Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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86
very good
5,276 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:
5,276
Reviews:
1,795
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
1,359
For Trade:
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Photo of BrewNoob1
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pale yellow body, white head and lacing. Quiet nose, a bit of lemon and sour grains. Flavor has strong banana notes, lemon and cracker malts, and a tart close. Delicious.

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Photo of Castolo
4.18/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of worstdaysofyourfuture
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.16/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer pours a very light golden color, almost white. Not clear. White head. The nose has got citrus notes, quite pleasing. The taste is light, refreshing, citrus. Creamy feel, and quite full bodied. A delicious wit. Top notch

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Photo of Khaack
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of faatcase
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of simplyminimal
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nace4
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Kashkns
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Steven1991
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best beer I have ever drank it's the last beer I want to drink in my life all fives from me it's a perfect brew

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Photo of jh0104
4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy, straw color with about two fingers of white head that fades to a little lacing. Smells of banana, yeast, and lemons. Taste is tart, biscuit, a little orange, and a spice to the finish. Medium body, mild carbonation. Solid beer, tasty.

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Photo of Golfontap
4.81/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of mbstrange
3.98/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Red_Zeke
4.21/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Vetbidder
3.87/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy medium straw colored (pineapple juice) brew with a nice white head. Belgian yeast scent with banana and clove, maybe something grassy on top. Lighter and slightly sweet with the normal Belgian flavors, a bit of spice on the finish once it warms a bit. A bit thin but bordering on creamy with less carbonation. I know this is a classic but I bet more carbonation would result in a better beer here. That being said, this here is pretty good.

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Photo of Frankgabriel2383
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mangeke
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ptp25
3.74/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CJNAPS
2.64/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Coronaeus
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of joaopmgoncalves
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Casey_L
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EmeraldMist
3.41/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Look - Pours a cloudy pale yellow color, a short ring of white head, no lacing.
Aroma - Lemon flesh, banana, lightly floral.
Taste - Tart upfront, faint citrus, biscuity malt towards the middle, yeast, mild spice and a relatively quick and clean finish.
Feel - Light bodied, soft but bubbly, crisp.

Overall - Good stuff.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.84 out of 5 based on 5,276 ratings.
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