Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of darkstar12
3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on draft into a 22-ounce "pint"-style glass at the Tilted Kilt, Atlanta

A: Very light straw color that remained cloudy after pour. No head to speak of, but good moderate lacing

S: Smelled like your typical Belgian witbier with cardamom and other spices

T: Spices, a little lemon, mild hops with some light sweetness in the aftertaste

M: Good feel to it with the right level of carbonation

O: Good witbier with the classic Belgian smell and taste to it. Worth having a few.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: poured from bottle into weizen glass
Appearance: Medium thick, white head, not a lot of retention, minimal lacing, foggy straw color
Smell: Not super aromatic, some light lemon and orange scents, slightest bit of banana, wheat
Taste: More lemon and orange with a slightly spicy finish, a bit of malt
Mouthfeel: light body and medium carbonation
Overall: Not bad for a wit, I’d take this over Blue Moon any day (not that that’s any great feat!)

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy straw color with a lovely frothy head. Looks like frothed milk on chamomile tea. 4.0

Mostly coriander and wheat in the nose with a touch of sweet lemon. 3.5

Musty Belgian yeast with some chalkiness, lemon curd, wheat malts, subdued hops, and coriander spice. The quintessential witbier flavor. Touch of banana and fruit tartness. Finishes very, very clean. 4.0

Luggingly medium in body with a milky feel. Spicy and quenching. Seemingly sessionable. 4.0

A quality wit that gets thrown about in fruit beers or stouts as a mixer. Great as is. Tis the season. 4.0

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.3/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To me, this is a largely overrated beer. Granted, I am not a big fan of wits, but I really don't think Hoegaarden has as much depth as some of the better beers in this style. It feels light, but that floral taste is just overwhelming. A little more lemon zest would be nice. Something.

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.84 out of 5 based on 5,275 ratings.
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