Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden Original White AleHoegaarden Original White Ale
5,289 Ratings
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 +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of usafboy
4.38/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer carries a very interesting story. One of the first beers I had after a VERY LONG deployment to Afghanistan.

I'm currently consuming this fine beverage at Manas Airfield in Kyrgyzstan. Poured from a bottle into a plastic cup, military is only allowed 2 alcoholic beverages for a 20 hr period... :( I'm happy with this choice.

Mild bitterness and very drinkable brew, a great decision for a low tolerance airman. Pours with a decent head that retains; typical for a wit even in a plastic cup!

Freshness date printed January 7th. Its March 24th so despite its average mouthfeel its still pretty damn good. I'll be having this one tomorrow.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of SebD
3.72/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice cloudy pale straw yellow color to it. It has a nice white head that dies down moderately and leaves some lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitly give out hints of citrus/orange, spices, coriander, yeast, lemon and wheat.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has a citrus flavor with lemon, a bit of spice, coriander and light wheat and yeast.

Mouthfeel: It has a medium carbonation with a decent overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied with good but light flavors and aromas.

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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2.73/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap in a pint glass.

A- vey hazy pale yellow color with minimal head
and lacing. It really looks fizzy.

S- sour lemon-drop aroma that reminded me nothing of a beer.

T- lemonade beer, I guess.

M-tart and fizzy, with suprising body and feel, thick.

O-obviously this beer is not for me. I honestly would prefer an AAL - with a lime. OUCH.

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3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Serving type: bottle poured into a pint glass.

Appearance – short, frothy white head quickly dissipating to thin lacing and a climbing ring around the glass. Pours a foggy yellowish-white color.

Smell – Bread, coriander, and lemon peel.

Taste/mouthfeel – A refreshing pepper and lemony-sour taste finishes with a lemon-drop sweetness. Chewy mouthfeel; carbonation is a bit high though it doesn’t get in the way of the overall experience.

Overall – Crisp and clean, this refreshing beer is just begging for a barbecue to be enjoyed with.

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3.17/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into my Portsmouth 20th Anniversary pilsner glass.

a - Pours a murky pale straw yellow color with three fingers of fluffy white head and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass and head lasts for a few minutes.

s - Smells of spices, oranges, coriander, wheat, Belgian yeast, and bready malts.

t - Tastes of spices, coriander, wheat, orange, citrus, bready malts, Belgian yeast, and some light pepper.

m - Light body and moderate carbonation. Pretty smooth and very easy to drink.

o - Overall a decent witbier. The nose is pretty nice, though the taste isn't very flavorful and a bit bland. Very easy to drink. Not really something I would seek out again but something I would certainly drink again if I had a limited selection and was looking for a light beer.

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Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 5,289 ratings
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