Hoegaarden is brewed using natural ingredients – mineral spring water, unmalted wheat, barley malt, hops, yeast, coriander and Curaçao orange peel. Hoegaarden is unfiltered, giving the beer a soft body, cloudy white
appearance and thick, frothy head. Hoegaarden is 4.9 percent alcohol by volume (ABV).
This beer is particularly refreshing in warmer months and should always be served in its signature hexagonal glass, which keeps the beer colder longer. Try pairing Hoegaarden with salmon or white-fleshed fish in citrus. The
classic Belgian-inspired "moules et frites" (mussels with shoestring fries) also pair well with the beer.
Brewing has been an integral part of life in the village of Hoegaarden, Belgium, since 1318. By the 15th century, Begarden monks settled in the area and began brewing Belgian white (or wit) ales. By the end of the 19th Century, the village boasted more than 35 breweries, although it wasinhabited by only 2,000 people. Hoegaarden Witbier – biere blanche, the original Belgian White Beer, is renowned in Belgium and all over the world.