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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 912   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SudsMcDuff (7519) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours a cloudy sediment filled light orange colour...has that hot sweet alco yeast honey smashed flower smell..pretty tasty, but seems to be a tad off the mark, lots of floaties, but still delicous.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonno (2387) - JAPAN - NOV 9, 2006
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2008 this has to be one of, if not favorite beers. Pours beautifully and produces a sweet, though not overpowering taste. Quite sweet and a strong alcohol presence. Can’t say enough about this, but to say I prefer it to Delirium and Duvel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (15070) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 7, 2006
Unclear golden with fine white head. Aroma of yeast fruits(citrus) & spices. Ok filling texture. Wheat and spices dominates throughout and ends up with a bitter finish. Pleasant and good alternative to the regular Hoegaarden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dj (553) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2006
Bottle, 330ml. A cloudy pale yellow colour with lots of suspended yeast particles, despite pouring carefully. Aroma is honey, yeast, berries and alcohol. Taste is more honey, yeast and alcohol. Somewhat sweet. A little sweet citrus and alcohol in the finish. Moderate carbonation. A pretty typical strong Belgian ale with nothing to make it stand out from the crowd.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Iím not sure why the style isnít Belgian Wit, but thatís fine. Iíve been puzzled before. It pours a hazy straw body with a towering rocky head. The nose is full of yeast, corriander, tart citric fruits, and wheat. Light and dangerously easy to drink, considering the 8.7% ABV. It tastes of zest of orange, wheat, corriander, white peppers, grapefruit, and a drop or two of alcohol. Very nice. Refreshing.

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Borup (9446) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2006
Bottle. Unclear amber colour with a nice head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Flavour is much the same.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kopestes (164) - Braine líAlleud, BELGIUM - OCT 26, 2006
Bottle at home. Hazy orange color. Fruity and yeasty nose, sweet malt taste. Very pleasant and easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6440) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2006
Bottled. Cloudy amber color. Orange and lemon dominates this. Rather sweet, full body. A fine ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (13591) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2006
Bottle. Orange colour with a white head. Aroma is citrus, orange, yeast. Flavour is citrus, wheat, sour, yeast.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
Poured a hazy orange/yellow colour with a thick, creamy head. Flavour and aroma comprised of mainly coriander and fruits. Quite spicy also. Great ale, although I will always prefer Hoegaarden White.


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