Hoegaarden Original White Ale

Hoegaarden Original White Ale

Rated 3.714 by BeerPals

Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (Interbrew)

Hoegaarden, Belgium

Style:  Witbier

4.9% Alcohol by Volume

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A delicious and surprising refreshing taste, naturally cloudy and brewed using a unique recipe of wheat, malted barley, and a subtle hint of coriander and orange peel.

ID: 88 Last updated 1 year ago Added to database 23 years ago

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Overall Rank966
Overall Percentile98.2
Style Rank5 of 819
Style Percentile99.4
Lowest Score1.3
Highest Score4.9
Average Score3.729
Weighted Score3.714
Standard Deviation0.579

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144 Member Reviews

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  • CYBERCAT 11711 reviews
    rated 3.3 1 year ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours hazy daffodil with a thick and creamy ivory head. Aroma provides wheat, lemony and fresh malt notes. Flavor brings wheat, zesty lemon, fresh malt and yeasty tones. Texture gives up nice body and fair fizz. Come to this gaarden.

  • MARTINSANDERS 361 reviews
    rated 3.5 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    Bottle. Colour – pale yellow, very cloudy, snow white cap, decent lacing. Aroma – grass, wheat, spices, yeast, citrus. Mouthfeel – light bodied, high carbonation. Flavour – yeast, citrus, wheat. Nothing like a German Hefeweizen, but better than the average American style wheat.

  • TREBORIUS 308 reviews
    rated 3.6 3 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    The prototypical witbier and you can find it everywhere. It pours a murky metallic yellow with a huge frothy white head. Aroma is banana, spices, bubble gum, and wheat. Mouthfeel is average. Flavor is sweet and herbal.

  • PAULCARDOM 549 reviews
    rated 3.5 6 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    A classic witbier, quite possibly the original. This beer pours a hazed light yellow colour with a huge bubbly white cap. The aroma is wheat, coriander, and yeast. The flavour is sweet wheat malt, and finishes with a spicy bitter finish. Very refreshing, but nothing real exciting here.

  • FISHINGFAST 685 reviews
    rated 3.4 9 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Pours out a vey yellow cloudy color with a big white head. The aroma is spicy and of wheat. The mouthfeel is smooth but a bi thin for my taste. The taste is wheat,malt and light citrus.

  • PALEALERIDER 2314 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Poured into appropriate glass, has a pretty big foamy white head. Has a cloudy golden/wheaty appearance. Good thick lacing. Somewhat excessive carbonation. Citrus hop aromas with hints of coriander and grainy malts. Strong orange peel flavours, the coriander is fairly abundant. Some sweetness. A little bit of herbs and hints of spices also noticeable. Mouthfeel is a bit prickly and gives a tingly sensation. Medium bodied. Not too bad, but not my fave kind of beer.

  • RICHSBEER 1950 reviews
    rated 3.9 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Pours a hazy pale gold with tons of lively carbonation, the head is huge, frothing white mass which stays intact to nearly the bottom of the glass, leaves behind a few blotches of lacing. The aroma is wheat malt and musty yeast with a dose of orange peel and coriander. The spices come out even more in the glass. The taste is a little bit of wheat malt mixed with slightly sour yeast and lemony hops. Orange peel and coriander spices round out the flavor profile. The mouthfeel is thin bodied and with plenty of carbonation.

  • VIPINVELP 2001 reviews
    rated 3.8 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    A very unique beer, the frontrunner of the wheats. Nice citrus smell and taste and great for thurst. Gives real full feeling in mouth, a different beer.

  • MONTEE11 95 reviews
    rated 3.9 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 8

    Pale yellow. Cloudy, really wouldn't know this is a wheat beer. Very light taste, . I have more in the 6 pak, will give it a try. Update tried a couple more of this brew- 3 years later-- Tried another sitting of this. Surprizingly tart and flavorful! Maybe my taste has changed, but this has turned out to be a refreshing Wit without the asparagus taste. ???? I just dont know.

  • HEYBEERMAN 1025 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 7 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    I'm not a huge fan of this style but this one is good on a hot summer day. Lots of corriander and orange peel with just the right malt backbone. I think it's a fine example of the style without being way over the top in any characteristic.

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