Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

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Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

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4.47/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

It's one of the hell out beer! It's taste is awesome, you'll never taste a beer like this, is tasty orange citric feel and his beautiful green color it only make it better. Better consumes very cool, or draft, in bottle it might be a little fuzzy cause the gas, it's a tradicionaly wite beer, go for yourself

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2.75/5  rDev -27.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of Act25
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Tried this on tap in Belgium. Consistent with what we get in the USA. But I'm wanting more. I'm not going to ding this beer review because it's common. This beer is reliable.

A; As a wit beer should, big pillow, lasting, lacing head, translucent, sunny, straw body.
S: Offers up the witbier essentials. Sweet, small orange zest, spicy coriander and tangy Wheat. Big Cream of Wheat.
T: It's all there, following that reliable aroma. Between smell and taste, I give smell the edge.. Tame, with orange peel being the long note on top of creamy wheat seasoned with pepper and coriander. Balanced.
MF: too thin, well carbonated, feels a bit mass produced. Not memorable like better belgians.
Overall: Steady eddie. Peppery, spicey in the finish.

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Photo of slt
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A little better than okay, for the light wheat beers. Strong taste of cloves, light cloudy white in appearance. A little bite when going down, another attribute. In the family of Belgian beers, my favorite so far is Stella. This one rates a close second.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Photo of MSUEmilie
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

This is a very light straw colored ale that has a slight haze to it. When poured there is a very fluffy one and a half finger head with very nice lacing.

The smell is a very light coriander lemon combination with a bit of sweet orange

The taste is a very crisp wheat flavor. I've heard some say they think it has a banana flavor to it but I believe there is a more citrus flavor to this beer.

This light thin beer is very drinkable but has a very high level of carbonation that make you sip it.

I've had this in bottles and on tap and would highly recommend it.

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,349 ratings