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

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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5176) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
Nice blondish brown with a white head. Spicy floral bouquet dominates the nose. The first sip reveals spice and yeast. Further sips reveals more malt and spice but definitely sweeter tones. Nice sweetly smooth finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sully (1377) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2003
Great spicy nose when you pour this beer, redolent of coriander and a hint of clove. Very active in the glass in the early stages. It settles into a bigger version of the standard beer but beats it hands down with its body. Head retention was quite good and it left a nice lacing all the way down. The orange was an undertone that adds to the overall enjoy emtn of the beer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Choos (591) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2003
Nice fruity mix with a good combo of yeasty flavours. Glad to find some maltiness to it and no offensive banana flavours (not a fan of their Blonde). Had a background bitterness that took me a bit by suprise. If I was hosting another beer tasting I would definately have this available.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2003
Orange and yeasty aroma. Fast disappating head, deep amber cloudy colour. Similar to standard Hoegaarden just a bit stronger and sweeter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aracauna (3046) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2003
Dark yellow body, slightly cloudy, very effervescent. I poured and a hug head formed. I went to use the restroom and when I came back (yes, I did wash my hands, thank you) the head was bigger. Very nice appearance, very elegant and sparkling, although heads so large that you get nothing but foam for the first few sips irritate me. They do look good though. Back to the beer, the coriander is subdued, a bit more orangey here. The wheat/malt is bigger here and appropriately this is a heavier beer. I get a little oats in the flavor. The mouthfeel is slick and the tiniest bit thick. Good beer but something about it gives it lower drinkability than the looks would suggest.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AceOfHearts (1375) - Mountain View, California, USA - MAY 9, 2003
BOttle, from trade with jbrus. Huge head, hazy golden color. Complex: Yeast, peaches, grape, citrus. Quite good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Andrew196 (1091) - Katy, Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2003
A solid beer! Hazy, pale golden in color. Medium sized head. Lots of yeast and roasty citrus in the aroma. Nice smooth flavor, very typical of the style.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hembryggaren (45) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2003
Not much to say about this beer. Taste it! This is one of Belgian best beer. Smooth and fine. Verys good aroma of banana and malt. It taste unbescrible good of caramell, malt, yeast, banana, coriander and many more...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mwsf (360) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 1, 2003
Slightly cloudy straw color. Massive merangue-like head, even after a careful pour. Very effervescent. Aromas of banana, clove, maybe a touch of corriander. Quite yeasty. Some malt. A touch of alcohol. When I think of Belgian beer aromas, I think of this. Moderately sweet up front. Tastes sweeter as it warms. A touch of bitterness in the finish. Medium body. Spritzy. I was stunned by this at first but by the bottom of the glass, I'm a bit put off by an odd characteristic of the bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilkTork (5166) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2003
UPDATED: OCT 28, 2005 April, 2003:This is my reward for spending a few hours working in the garden. Clean and refreshing with delicate citric fruit tints. A bit gassy, which makes it a tad too lively in the mouth, and can result in unpleasant belching. Slightly firmer mouthfeel than the standard Hoe, otherwise remarkably similiar. [3.1]
Sept, 2004: One of the more appealing of the wheat beers. When compared with <a href=Beer-Ratings.asp?BeerID=52>Chimay White I prefered the easy drinkability of this one. [3.1]
Oct, 2005. Sweeter and fuller than the standard Hoegaarden. The extra strength works well. [3.2]


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