Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,282 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:
5,282
Reviews:
1,796
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
14.58%
 
 
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176
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1,364
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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
3.91/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Photo of J_T_Arlington
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Looks opaque yellow, pineapple like color. Foamy white head. Some lacing.

Smells spicy, weedy, pepper, pepperoni?

Tastes tart, then mildly spicy, like peppercorns, then turns sour and finishes dry and astringent.

Feels medium bodied.

Overall, not bad. I don't usually like this style as much, but this is all right.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours hazy orange with a bubbley yet froathy head

Smell of orange and lemon zest, coriander, spice, banana, horse blanket

Taste is wonderful, just enough spice to add a refreshing bite, orange, wheat, bit of malt

Overall a fantastic beer on a summer day or night. Paired amazingly with my spicy vegetable tempura.

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Photo of Stokes717
4.35/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A nice cloudy wheat beer with a crisp citrus aroma and taste, very light and refreshing on a hot summer day or paired great with some meat off the grille!

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Photo of MNAle
3.7/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bought this to compare with some of the local Witbiers. Aroma of fruity/banana yeast and spices.Very pale hazy goldish-yellow, lots of bubbles, 1/2 inch thick white head that recedes to a thin cap fairly quickly. Smooth and thick feel, tingly from the carbonation. Mild taste of soft fruit/banana, some spice, wheat malts, no bittering at all. Easy drinking. Plenty of taste to stand up to food, but not overwhelming.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.84 out of 5 based on 5,282 ratings.
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