Hoegaarden wheat beer has a truly unique heritage. From its humble beginnings in a small provincial village during the Middle Ages, it has grown to become a globally recognised brand, known all over the world as the original Belgian wheat beer. Hoegaarden has survived through good times and bad, owing its success to a few special individuals, a resilient Belgian spirit and, of course, a truly unique taste that simply stands the test of time.
Hoegaarden Brewery (/ˈhuːɡɑrdən/) is a brewery in Hoegaarden, Belgium, and the producer of a well-known wheat beer. First brewed in 1445 Hoegaarden is a witbier and is spiced with coriander and orange peel. It is unfiltered and therefore cloudy in appearance, and it has hints of citrus and apple by the rich warmth of wheat and spice.
With an aroma of orange peel, coriander and spice, its characteristic taste is entirely unique: smooth, light-bodied, and simultaneously sweet and sour, with a subtle, spiced citrus flavour.