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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 882   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zaf (270) - - MAY 28, 2013
birra superba.. di colore ambrato con abbastanza deposito ,torbida e con una schiuma sempre presente ma poco spessa. aroma molto molto fruttato ma anche ben speziato,tipico da birra belga dove il luppolo è si presente ma i lieviti e il malto fanno da padroni. gusto pieno,penso sia perfettamente bilanciato fra il dolce fruttato del malto e dei lieviti iniziale insieme al piacevolissimo finale e retrogusto amaro ma non eccessivamente,il giusto che basta ad invogliare un’altra sorsata! voto strameritato per una birra veramente ben fatta!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TedE (545) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
330ml bottle into tulip. Nose is sweet spice. Cloudy orange beer with sediment. Medium carbonation keeps everything moving. Quite neutral at first but it’s all at the end. Slight bitterness leads to cream, banana, cloves and an alcohol hit. Sugar is still present late on. Like a normal Hoegaarden but all grown up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hikeg (66) - - AUG 18, 2015
Pours light amber with medium diminishing white head. Aroma is yeasty, dough, banana, basement, grass, cereal, hay, pepper, clove, honey. Medium sweet, medium bitter, longish finish. Body is medium to full, palate is oily, carbonation is average. Tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (3961) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle in Brussels. Golden body with big white head. Nose is hoppy and floral. Very alcy.Nice taste of caramel, malts and plums. Lots of yeast in the bottom.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
swotr (14) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Splendid hazy, deep orange colour. Some nice sediment. Fruity aroma and excellent yeasty and cloveish taste strengthned by carbonation. Alcohol tracebale. Surely one to recommend .

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tide (2282) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
Bottle. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, banana, a bit of hops and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, banana, earthy notes, hops and grass. Very nice belgian strong ale.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
Light and floral, better than normal Hoegaarden, very nice palate. Tingly! Kind of a bit of cloves but also water at the end.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
westler (92) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
Hazy, dark yellow. Large, white head. Spicy, floral and a bit grainy aroma. Hints of thyme? Full mouth, medium carbonation. Medium body, grainy taste. Elegant and long bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (940) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 27, 2015
Hazy with suspensions, pale gold, white head. Floral aroma with spices (coriander), light honey and yellow fruit. Refreshing despite the high alcohol grade, Belgian yeasts, bitter, but it vanishes at the end. Yellow fruits, light spices, mandarin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Achel (205) - GREECE - JUL 20, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Malty, slight spiced and classic belgian yeast. Soft malty and first, gains some herbal and bitter notes later. Caramel smoothness throughout. Mellow bitter finish with warming alcohol presence.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TorbenJensen (792) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
The unfiltered golden ale has a beautiful white foam that keeps relatively long. It has an irresistible fragrance of flower and hops, but the aroma is very discreet. A pleasant soft, bubbly and dry flavor spreads a hoppy and fruity taste. The relatively high alcohol content is not pungent taste. I recommend that you pour it very gently in the glass, there is a lot of yeast residues at the bottom. The finish is very lengthy and this Grand Cru is completely at the top among the largest Belgian ales.


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