Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

very good
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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of shigg85
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had a bottle of this at Ginza Aster in Ginza, Tokyo. Poured into a Hoegaarden wide-mouthed pint glass. Pours a beautiful cloudy wheat hue with a thick white tasty head on it. Strong presence of hops, wheat, and other florals as well as some orange and bitters. The mouthfeel is smooth enough, leaving me with the sense that this was a quality Belgian witbier. I could drink a few of these before I started to get tired of the wheat flavor. Overall, a great ubiquitous option for brews.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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

300 ml bottle at home. ABV 4.9%. Poured into a weizen glass.
Colour is pale, chamomile like, only very hazy. Huge head of three fingers, creamy and white in colour. Average activity in the glass. The foam very slowly dissipates to one finger.
Strong aroma of citrus fruits and bubblegum..
Taste is sweet and fruity, the taste of koriander very discreet but much more obvious on the aftertaste.
Thick and full on the body. Carbonatiion is average.
Overall good and very refreshing.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Kreegans. Poured into a standard pint glass. Pours a hazy straw color with little head (more of a bad pour than a characteristic of the beer). Also served with a lemon that I discarded The nose was a pleasant lemony, zesty coriander. Very nice, quite spicy. The taste followed suit with lots of lemon peel and spiciness; coriander and kind of white pepper. The mouthfeel was a little thin but finished quite crisp and refreshing. The spiciness really makes the beer and complements the fruit well. Great beer for the summertime

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Absolutely delicious! With a delicious fruity aromas this beer has a definite citrus and tangy flavour that cannot be missed. It is a great summer quencher and looks cloudy on appearance. I thought it was supposed to be drunk with a slice of lime, but it tasted nice even without it. Definitely would try it again!

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served from a bottle into a hexagonal glass as recommended on the back of the bottle.

A: Cloudy and gold. A solid foam head formed after the poor and disappeared after the first few sips.

S: Light musty aroma with hints of citrus.

T: On the initial sip you get a strong hit of tart, citrus flavor. The taste turns sweet with notes of spice. Very drinkable.

M: A good amount of carbonation, yet very smooth.

Overall: I have had a number of Belgian white ales and this is certainly a step above many of the typical contenders. This beer fits right in the middle of mediocre and excellent. It does not disappoint but it is good to keep trying other white ales as well.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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