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


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RATINGS: 939   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ha1ag (849) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2008 Apr 2007 This is "the pride of the Hoegaarden brewery" says the label. Well, not in my opinion. The 8.5% alcohol is not hidden a all and dominates the flavour. The coriander and some citrus fruits are badly pushed away. Crap. Dec 2008 The previous one must have been spoiled as the currently sampled ones are much more appealing with proper balance and fruty yeasty mix

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2007
Disapponting - too much carbonation and the alcohol was ever present. Decent flavour - like the regular Hoegaarden, some spicing and a hint of orange, but didn’t live up to my expectations.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
charlotte (5163) - rødovre, DENMARK - MAR 20, 2007
Hazy golden color with white head some tast of coriander and more strong alc.Medium body and fresh finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hamirubi (547) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAR 19, 2007
This Hoegaarden is a Hoegaarden I can appreciate. Sweet taste and great appearance. Love to drink it from the bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (11399) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2008 Re-rate 2/3/08: Bottle. Cloudy orange color with some yeast floaties and a medium white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, some spices (coriander) and some citrus. Flavor starts with sweet malt, nice citric fruitiness and a bit of banana. Finishes dry and yeasty with some spiciness, hints of orange peel and a bit of alcohol. Medium-bodied. Good beer with nice balance between malt and yeast. 7/3/7/4/14=3.5

Bottle. Cloudy yellow with a big white head. A very nice aroma of orange, spices, and yeast. Flavor is sweetish, with yeast, spices and some fruitiness. The finish is light bitterness with a bit of alcohol. Medium bodied. I think this is the best Hoegaarden. 8/3/7/3/15=3.6

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 24, 2007
Pours a hazy dark yellowy coulour with a big white head. Ester driven aroma, spicy (cloves), citrus fruits and dusty yeast. Fairly balanced and pleasant. Body is full and sticky, flavour is estery, with caramel, some soft spices and a warm alcohol finish. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekstedt (6421) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2007
Bottle. Hazy pale golden/orange colour with a huge creamy white head. Spicy aroma with some fresh citrus hops and a hint of yeast and clove. Aroma brings a faint and delicate sweetness with a warm touch of alcohol, balanced with a light bitterness in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joebrew (608) - Farewell Minny; Hello Puyallup, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2007
I found this in the back of my wine fridge from Jan of 2006 so lets see if it is still good. Pours a hazy burnt orange. Nice spicy belgian estery earthiness to it, as well as citrus fruit, and hints of spice. A very nice mouthfeel that hits with hints of citrus and spice, but doesn’t get to complicated. I wish I would have shared this beer, but I didn’t think it would still be good. Oh well!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 18, 2007
Bottle. Mostly lasting, frothy off-white head over a slight hazy, pale orange/golden body. Very aromatic; sweet oranges, ripe banana, perfume and spices. Sweet wheaty and malty flavors. Also a well prononced fruity acidicy in the aftertaste. Notes of spices and alcohol. Surprisingly light and easy to drink, considering the 8,7% ABV. Good balance. Powerfull and refreshing. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Moz (613) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2007
Bottle. Hazy pale yellow colour with a large white head. Spicy citrus aroma. Spicy flavour, with yeast and some bananas. A bit alcoholic. Average Belgian stuff.

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