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


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RATINGS: 876   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%

   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martjoobolut (1570) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3991) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Slightly sour, fruity, banana, wheat and sweet notes in aroma. Faint citrus, metallic, fruity, faint banana, touch of yeast in taste. Thin and watery. It’s not sweet, but alcohol is very well hidden. Crisp body. Dry papery aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10785) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Drug Opera, Brussels. Pours cloudy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, pear esters, light earthy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, candi sugar, light hops and bitterness, pear esters, light earthy spices and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Grand Cru is Hoegaarden’s masterpiece. But let’s try to keep things modest. It has a fantastic cloudy orange colour, an amazing fruity aroma and an unsurpassed complex sweet and bitter taste. The subtle spices and citrus notes are the cherry on top. There, that was subtle. Available exclusively in Belgium. Unique smell -8,5%

   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatrickvanL (6) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Dark yellow Colour. Not so sweet. A little fruity Yes! Maybe creamy banana. Nice soft beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (2117) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyobon (1096) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (352) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Not Bad. The result was a strong wit with a good balance. Shades enough so not too interesting

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