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

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 787   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mwesth (279) - Skovlunde, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2004 Cloudy golden. Notes of orange and yeast in the aroma. Taste is pale malt, coriander orange and alcohol. Slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerhugger (542) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2004
Spice and yeast and coriander battling floral aromas. Like a Hoegaarden souped up on steroids. Smooth citrus aftertaste making this one an easy drinking and refreshing beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2004 Large white head. Hazy golden body. Deliciously spiced (coriander), malty and restrained bitterness. Medium body, soft palate. Very drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Spices, fruits and a bit of yeast in the aroma. Cloudy golden color, with a fast disappearing white head. Warm spicy taste, with hints of yeast and some orange. Warm alcohol feel. This is a fine belgian blond ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maeib (8574) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2004
Hazy golden colour with a slightly spicy aroma. Warm spicy wheaty flavour with hints of coriander. Slightly disappointing - not as drinkable as 'normal' Hoegaarden

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2004
Light orange cloudy pour with almost zero head. Golden color with nice floral aroma. Now this is good stuff. Excellent balance of fruity sweetness, bitterness and a nice alcohol kick.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3049) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2004
Murky straw yellow appearance with a large white head. Great aroma of orange and coriander and the flavour of soft spice lemon and overripe oranges. Alcohol is hidden so be careful. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7859) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2006 Murky soft yellow with a big coriander and lemon nose, a good witbier aroma. Flavor is less sweet than the aroma, with some musty lemon and wheat characteristics. Slightly metallic though, in the nose, and musty as well. Grityy textured, somewhat sharp. Tastes of dark/old fruit.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Beer 30 Belgium trip. Hazy blonde, big white head. Nose of candy orange, some coriander notes, faint, spice. Big spicy flavors fill the mouth, strong wheat as well. A pumped up, steroid monster version of the blanche.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trogdor (196) - Cairns, AUSTRALIA - DEC 26, 2003
wheaty aroma with some citrus and spicy aroma, cloudy golden with a nice head that stayed well with some good carbonation. somewhere between a forbidden fruit and a hoegaarden white with complexity of flavours and aromas, citrus, wheat, vanila and dried fruits prevalent. a bit thin on the palate but not disappointing. I'd rate it as between a white and a forbidden fruit in all areas.


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