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Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
(Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Stoopkensstraat 46
B-3320 Hoegaarden
Telephone: +32 (0) 16 76 98 11
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Opened: 1966

U.S. Importer: Labatt USA, Norwalk, CT

Contributors: Mario Kornmesser, Dan

Formerly known as Browerij De Kluis, Hoegaarden is owned by InBev (formerly known as Interbrew). Pierre Celis founded the modern Hoegaarden brewery in 1966, then moved to Austin TX around 1990, where he founded the excellent but ill-fated Celis Brewery.

Production of the Hoegaarden beers was moved to InBev's brewery in Jupille in 2006, and back here again in 2008.

Updated: October 31, 2020


Beer List

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    8.50% abv.
    • Date: September 11, 2008 (#7326)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Pinguin, zem Bier-Huus, Basel
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark brown. Big dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Sweet, toasty.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium-big body, creamy. Big smooth maltiness. Very phenolic, medicinal. Sweetly toasty.
      Overall Impression (1½)
      This bottle didn't live up to the hype.

  • 8.50% abv.

  • 3.00% abv.

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    4.90% abv.
    • Date: February 10, 2010 (#8150)
      Package: draught
      Place: Brass Monkey Sports Bar, Omaha NE
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Opaque yellow. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Clean. Very mild wheat malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light and fizzy. Sweet wheat malt, floral spiciness. Sweet, clean finish. Very mild yeast note.
      Overall Impression (3)
      There are better Witbiers now, but this one is still a classic.
    • Date: March 9, 2006 (#5861)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Liquid Solutions, Tigard OR
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Pale yellow. Opaque with yeast. Thick dense head.
      Aroma (4)
      Fresh mild spiciness, lemony.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Light body, fizzy. Nicely malty with a good wheat flavor. Mildly yeasty. Mildly spicy and citrusy. Clean and refreshing.
      Overall Impression (3)
      This could be our last chance to enjoy the Original White Ale.
    • Date: February 19, 2004 (#5223)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #20, Green Bay WI
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Pale, translucent, with a big foamy head. Sweet aroma, gently citrusy, spicy, and perfumey. Light body, very fizzy. Nice mild wheat maltiness underlies the subtle-yet-tasty spiciness and a touch of citrus. Finishes quick and clean.
    • Date: October 28, 2001 (#3964)
      Package: draught
      Place: Map Room, Chicago IL
      Score: 15½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Yellow, very hazy, low head. Faintly citrusy aroma. Light body, very high carbonation. Big wheat flavor, mildly spiced and citrusy.
    • Date: May 12, 1998 (#2769)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, moderate carbonation, low head. Bright coriander and orange aromas. Medium body, big coriander flavor. Clean citrusy sweet finish. Some papery notes at the end.
    • Date: April 7, 1996 (#1345)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Kamuela Liquor Store, Kamuela HI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Hazy yellow translucent, lots of carbonation and head. Some cloves in aroma. Tastes like a pretty good Hefe. Spices don't come through as clearly as they do in the draft version.
    • Date: September 24, 1995 (#1207)
      Package: draught
      Place: The HopYard, Pleasanton CA
      Score: 19 points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Yellow, nearly opaque, high carbonation, OK head. Lots of floral spiciness. Spicy right up yer nose. OK body and carbonation...sweet and spicy finish.

  • Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    5.00% abv.

  • Belgian-Style Tripel
    8.50% abv.