Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.78/5
Very Good
5,401 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

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Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,049
Reviews:
1,820
Ratings:
5,401
pDev:
14.81%
Bros Score:
3.6
 
 
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Photo of brutalist
3.83/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolegario
3.98/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy gold with a full thick whote head that lingered for bit before dissipating almost completely. The aroma gives a dose of wheat with hints of orange and some cloves. The taste reveals a bready malt back bone followed by the cloves and orange and just a pinch of banana taffy. A beautiful representation of an often replicated style.

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Photo of mlatvakokko
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
3.97/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a finger of stark white foam on top. Head retention is good. Aroma is lively clove, yeast spice, wheat, light banana and orange peel. Splendid, but light aroma heightens the urge for a sip. Flavor profile is clove, yeast spice, wheat and banana towards the finish. Biscuit and bread malts shine through and through, giving it a splendid light and refreshing quality. Mouth feel is medium in thickness with a fuzzy, velvety texture that just soothes the tongue. It has a medium consistency. Overall, a wonderful beer around the 5% ABV mark. It has a good amount of flavor while still feeling comfortable for consumption in the heat of the summer.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 11.2oz bottle.

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Photo of chitoryu12
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Hazy gold with a decent white head that quickly dissipates.

Smell: Spicy and grassy. A little bit sweet, but grass and hay are the main smell components.

Taste: Sweet malt, a little of that grass taste but not enough to overwhelm, a very small amount of hop bitterness. A bit of citrus on the back end.

Mouthfeel: Medium body and high carbonation.

Overall: Very refreshing and tasty!

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Photo of GIZ204
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rlhj
4.01/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of achepil
2.47/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Photo of csnyder83
3.81/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mirosan
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DrunkMuffin
4.94/5  rDev +30.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Goldish texture, not too bright.you can feel a mild citrus taste in your mouth. Also, the smell calls you to order another one. Definitely worthwhile.

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

Photo of Michelleroo
3.34/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Good fuzziness! Lacing, yes. Feels perfect in my mouth. Smells skunky a bit, little bitter, but good aftertaste. Solid. Would rather buy a 6 pack of a weihenstephaner.

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Photo of Phoenix95
3.69/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of miguebyte
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bones10
3.39/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Monk287
4.1/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of entenduintransit
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of GreenBayBA
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hairnic
4.3/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cizoc
3.76/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyLord
4.93/5  rDev +30.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Hazy, smells of citrus, clean taste with a crisp finish. My personal favorite

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Photo of Nervous_Robot
3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zbrewer80
4.43/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I really dig this beer. I’m a novice as it comes to beer but this is my favorite Wheat Ale I have come across.
It pores a extremely hazy but bright gold, with a finger length head that dissipates quickly.
I would almost want to describe this as closer to a pale ale. The only thing setting it apart is the carbonation.
The aroma is very mild with hints of spices and wheat and the taste is mild as well, but the carbonation carries it well. It’s a subtle and easy drinking ale.
Will be purchasing again!

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Photo of Steve_Studnuts
4.16/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,401 ratings