Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 851   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1028) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 7, 2015
(Bottle) Hazy pale gold with good dense white head. Lovely aroma - bananas, citrus, hint of peppery spice. Medium bodied, smooth, creamy soft carbonation. Excellent taste - rich, complex without being heavy. There’s quite a lot of sweetness, and some nice light fruitiness (again banana and citrus) at the start. It warms up in the mid palate with the alcohol providing some bite - it’s well integrated. Peppery spice notes develop and there’s some reasonable bitterness in the finish. An excellent beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle from Bruges beer shop. Deep hazy golden with white head. Aroma of yeast banana cloves. Mid sweet taste ,yeasty with bitter finish. Medium carbonation alcohol well managed

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (1852) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
Aroma: banana, yeast, caramel. Appearance: slightly hazy, pale gold, small to hardly any head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: lively carbonation, sweets intensify, very malty, yeast, turning quite bitter and dry in the finish. Overall: very nice Belgian Strong Ale, or a strong Witbier, excellent aroma. Bottle from Beers of Europe, Kings Lynn.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1278) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 25, 2014
0,33L bottle (from Wines of Galilee), BB 08.05.16. Pours hazy golden with white head. The head stays for a moment. Aroma is fresh fruits, citrus, yeast, malt, hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet, fresh fruits, citrus, spices, malt, yeast. Finish has some dry bitterness. Nicely balanced flavor. Overall: very good brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karyots (23) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Pale yellow, good head and lots of sparkle. Smell of citrus, hay, malts. Balanced taste - hints of peach hidden-but stops, doesn’t go down the sweet path. Finishes with a bitter taste - strong coriander and cinnamon taste. A good one - but too balanced. Stops somewhere on the way to a triple karmeliet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (342) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle pours cloudy gold with a complex aroma of fruit citrus hint of malt likewise the slick taste is citrus fruity spicy hoppy bitter potent a fine drop for sure

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (193) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2015 Gouden bier met mooie witte schuimkraag. Kruidig in de neus met citrus- en tarwetoets. Mondgevoel is medium met merkbare alcohol. Tarwe- en citrussmaak. Fruitige afdronk met licht bitter einde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (818) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** * Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLDC (83) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Colour: pale gold. Firm white head. Nose: grass, herbs, citrus, lemon, wheat. Hints of dough and hay. Flavours: biscuit like grain, more citrus. Vanilla and syrup. Alcohol is noticeable. Finish: long, grainy, fruity and slightly bitter. Verdict: well made beer, but it reminds me a little of Karmeliet and you shouldn’t compare. But it’s no alternative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (61) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Le goût de la levure est omniprésent. On devine un arrière goût pêche. Bière très douce, mais pas excessivement. La texture est plutôt liquoreuse. Assez longue en bouche. Une bonne ale non filtrée.

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