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

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RATINGS: 834   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fiulijn (15378) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 3, 2003
Cloudy blond beer; giant creamy head. Pleasant malty and spicy aroma (coriander); dry. Dry and spicy taste as well, very well balanced; some malt; correct bitterness at the end, quite long. I appreciate it mostly for its harmony.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2003
Hazy, deep straw color. Very aromatic beer that brings oranges, musty yeast, leather, and metal. Firm citrus flavor and sourness, herbs, medium bitterness, and yeasty depth. Tangy palate. This beer begs to be cellared.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
omhper (20166) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2003
Bottled. Cloudy orange with creamy head. Orangey yeasty aroma. Sugary sweet with soft mouthfeel. Malty and mild. Once upon a time this was one of the beer that got me started, and I don't know if it has lost a bit of itäs edge, or if my taste have changed since.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2003
Hazy golden honey color with a thin white head that quickly diminished, leaving a basically flat beer. Very "Trippel"-ish aroma. Soft, sweet, and fruity. Orange, banana, white pepper, simply syrup, vanilla and slightly metallic at times. Sweet banana, clove, melon and alcohol flavors. A decent finish and a rather tasty beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2003
Drak golden color with a large creamy white head. Aroma of yeasr, pineapple, mango and some peppery alcohol. Taste: Very fruity (pineapple, melon) with some acidity (coriander, citrus peels). Dry, spicy and warming finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2003
Golden hazy color. Taste is a complex pattern of fruit and spices. Finishes light and nicely balanced.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2003
Spicy, lightly fruity aroma. Slightly hazy, with a golden color. Complex fruit notes are present in abundance, pineapples being particularly noticeable. Aftertaste is fairly light, with a touch of vanilla among the fading fruit and spice. This is a complex and well-balanced beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joeh (2049) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2003
Bottled Conditioned. A very good beer - it pretty much just tastes like a higher alcohol version on Hoegaarden - but really is nicer. Would buy again.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2003
Pours a lovely cloudy dark golden color, with long lasting head. Fruity, with a dash of corriander. Probably the best from the Hoegaarden stable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (8094) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2003
Thick creamy head with irregular to very large bubbles, collapsing but reasonably stable. Peachy colour, hazey. Nose with coriander, white candi sugar, pefumed, citrussy. Very perfumed taste as well, slightly bitterish - orange peel taste, wheaty. Lots of sweetness left. Fizzy mouthfeel. Bitterish, spicey aftertaste. Much citruspeel again, and some kind of exotic fruit. Hoegaarden Grand Cru used to be a beer on its own - uninterchangeable. Maybe it still is. But I do miss the Pierre Celis - touch.


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