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


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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2005 Rerate: my, how your tastes evolve over time. I made little of this first time I tasted it. Now can’t get enough of it. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a short white head. Lots of fruit and yeast esters in the nose. Sweet and fruity at the front of the mouth and develops some spicy bitterness at the back. Rounded mouthfeel, with some alcoholic bite in the finish. (Bottle)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2005
Not exzpecting much from this one, it really gave me a nice surprise, good full flavour rich palate, no wieeries in that department, perhaps my opinion concerning hoegaarden needs some ajusting.......

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
Matured 2,5 years in my cellar. Orange brown and hazy with thin white head. Fruity aroma with with woody and sherry notes. Notes of banana, alcohol and spices. Spicy flavor with notes of pencil lead, wood, rocks,alcohol and almonds. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
Bottled, huge white head (no matter how I tried to pur it), disappeared in a few minutes. Orangebrown/golden coloured and cloudy. Smells very fruity and fresh. Tastes fruity, spicy and a bit of alcohol. The minor alcohol taste fits the whole well, and suits the sweet fruit taste. Wellbalanced taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
Cloudy golden amber with a small white head, some lace. Very fruity, some "horseblanket" aromas. Effervescent hop flavor with flowers, citrus, spice, alcohol...nice bitterness too. Basically like "regular" hoegaarden X 2 plus notes of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
Sharp and astringent with a very acrid nose. Pours cloudy. Comes across like an amped up wheat, which I guess is pretty much what it is. Has all the expected Hoegaarden characteristics in abundance - Citrus, spice, etc - but with an added sharpness. Fresh, a bit different, and fulfills its promise.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2005
Pour is orange and cloudy with a nice fluffy white head that faded too quickly...smell is citrus, orange zest and lemon, coriander, cloves, and yeast...along with a hint of alcohol...taste is sweet at first with more citrus fruits, then some serious alcohol with a touch of yeast...tastes like Hoegaarden Speciale but higher grav...finish is sweet and alcohol...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
This beer was good, but very very light. hints of orange and other citrus. barely any head. easy to drink, slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
Bottled, whilst in Brugge.
Foggy golden body, with foaming off-white head. Bitter, wheaty aroma. Spicy coriander flavour. Dry palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
Spicy, citric aroma, some spicy hop along with the lemon, orange and tangerine accents, also some coriander and allspice, wheat malt and very light honeyish sweetness. Opaque medium golden orange color with a very creamy, bountiful, lasting head and lacing to match. Strongly fruity and spicy flavor profile, very citric and full of yeast esters including banana, clove, coriander and pepper, lots of juicy orange and bitter lemon. Some bitterness apparent towards the finish, which is also lightly astringent and warming. Palate is highly effervescent, body is medium-full. Rich, fruity, spicy beer. Akin to what I’ve come to know as a "Double Wit". 33cl bottle, sampled at De Beiaard, Amsterdam, unfortunately quite a smoky environment.

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