Hoegaarden Original White Ale | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

BA SCORE
86
very good
5,261 Ratings
THE BROS
82
good
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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by purplehops on 07-08-2001

BEER STATS
Ratings:
5,261
Reviews:
1,790
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
14.62%
 
 
Wants:
174
Gots:
1,344
For Trade:
1
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Photo of JOhn_Molson
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SSGCujo
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bdebnam
4.36/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AnkualiZer
4.45/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The Best Wheat Beer I have had.
light Yellow/golden....Citrus.....Goes best with an Orange/Lemon Slice....Foamy Head

Overall: Great

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Photo of nwhittin
3.69/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nater919
3.47/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AC-Mivsek
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Timc32
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Markwestfall0608
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMan95
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AfricanPete14
4.19/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is easily the best witbier I've ever had, it had the perfect blend of spices and a nice smooth citrusy finish. It had a great color to it and a good amount of carbonation.

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Photo of RyanKininger
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bwbrev
4.15/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HamdenHector
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: hazy; pale yellow in color; 1 finger finely pored white head that receded to a very thin cap; little lacing;

S: Belgian yeast, bread, lemon;

T: up front, it's Belgian yeast with lemon behind it; from the middle through the finish, it's predominantly lemon with Belgian yeast in the background; no bitterness;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation; moderately dry finish;

O: refreshing;

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Photo of evostudios12
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pau622
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bamberger603
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbrauneis
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy pale golden yellow in color with moderate to heavy amounts of active visible carbonation rising quickly from the bottom of the glass and faint straw yellow highlights. The beer has a two finger tall foamy white head that slowly reduces to a large patch of mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Slightly heavier than moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of wheat malts, traditional witbier yeast, citrus/orange, and coriander. Slightly sweet.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of slightly sweet wheat malts. That is followed by a light to moderate flavor of traditional Belgian witbier yeast (almost slightly paste-like) and moderate flavors of citrus/orange peel + coriander. Minimal amount of bitterness in the finish.

M: Slightly heavier than light bodied with moderate to heavy amounts of carbonation. Crisp upfront.

O: Honestly cannot believe it took me this long to get around to reviewing this beer as I have literally had it dozens of times over the years I have been reviewing (usually the premium option at a lot of corporate functions I have attended). Easy to drink, sessionable, and refreshing... especially on a warm/hot day.

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Photo of thecvele
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle 330ml pour into both hectagon glass and tulip glass. Looks cloudy with a light yeloow color, quite inviting. Smell of coriander just comes upfront with orange peel, banana and some spices (I can smell cloves and something else) but nothing too offensive. Taste... it's complex but thin, I can taste floral, yeast and quite earthy taste. It's not overpowering but very refreshing and unique. It's very different to other belgian beers. I can see why people don't like it, however, I can understand why people love it. It's that kind of beer, it divides people, you either love it or hate it. Personally, with all it's flaws and lack of hops, I must say it's a classic and I absolutely love it. Make sure it's on tap... bottle doesn't do it justice!

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Photo of Pard4218
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of SkylerShores
3.24/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MikeyTomorrow
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Zzavela
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NovaKane
4.46/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Hoegaarden Original White Ale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.83 out of 5 based on 5,261 ratings.
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