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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 828   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kwik-lime (1382) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2005
Good aroma, citrusey with hints of alcohol, bread and malt. Pours a cloudy amber with good carbonation and a medium head. Taste is sweet and somewhat citrusey, the high alcohol content is well disguised. It’s got a nice balance but not overly complex. More interesting than regular Hoegaarden but still unspectacular.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2753) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2011 This is some beer. White medium head. Light orange colour. Lively carbonation. Very spicy aroma with notes of yeast, coreander and orange peel. Sweet flavour with caramel, fruit and coreander. Full bodied with a marquant alcohol. More dry finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
stouby (3822) - Holbæk, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2005
Bottle, at home. Golden with white head, mostly diminishing, modest lacings. Aroma moderate/very malty (bread, citrus). Flavor very sweet, bittersweet finish. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated, the strenght is felt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nekronos (3646) - Xalapa, MEXICO - OCT 20, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 8, 2006 I expected more from this beer, is not that different from Julius, and was not that good. I think it was more alcohol than any other stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2005
Pours a hazy golden with a frothy, dense white head with light lacing. Aroma is bready and yeasty with a touch of butterscotch and light fruit. Body has nice, sweet Belgian maltiness with good yeasty character and balance. An enjoyable Belgian strong, but could use a touch more complexity.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - SEP 26, 2005
Poured a hazy dark yellow color with a small white head. Aroma is malty with fruity esters and yeast. Flavor starts out with fruity malt and finishes dry and yeasty with a soft bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 330ml bottle in Hoegaarden glass. Cloudily goldenreddish yellow, white foam. Aroma: yeat, coriander, coconut, alcohol, bitter grapefruit, and hops. Flavour: sweet, pleasant bitterness, good acidity (though low). Mouthfeel: warming but cooling

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sten (675) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - AUG 30, 2005
Cloudy golden coloured beer. A fruity, spicy and malty aroma. The flavour is fruity and a bit malty. The aftertaste is bitter. (Bottle 33cl 8.5alcohol% in my version)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 25, 2005
Prima birra che commento; in una sola parola...fantastica! Ha gli stessi aromi della classica hoegaarden white, ma esaltati e coperti finemente dall’ alcol. Consigliata vivamente a tutti coloro che adorano le bianche di frumento.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Krausen (102) - USA - AUG 17, 2005
Clove and bananna dominate the aroma and it has a creamy body that is thick without being cloying. Great beer.


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