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

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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thezythologist (15) - - MAR 18, 2013
33 cl bottle. It's a creamy soft bear with strong herby taste. Nice palet to. Very very nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Karyots (13) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
Pale yellow, good head and lots of sparkle. Smell of citrus, hay, malts. Balanced taste - hints of peach hidden-but stops, doesn’t go down the sweet path. Finishes with a bitter taste - strong coriander and cinnamon taste. A good one - but too balanced. Stops somewhere on the way to a triple karmeliet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
waiake (187) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 18, 2014
330ml bottle pours cloudy gold with a complex aroma of fruit citrus hint of malt likewise the slick taste is citrus fruity spicy hoppy bitter potent a fine drop for sure

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Boxereddy (150) - BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2014
Gouden bier met mooie witte schuimkraag. Kruidig in de neus met citrus- en tarwetoets. Mondgevoel is medium met merkbare alcohol. Tarwe- en citrussmaak. Fruitige afdronk met licht bitter einde.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mjik83 (646) - - DEC 4, 2014
************************************************** * Redelijk Matig Niet mijn smaak ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JLDC (78) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2014
Colour: pale gold. Firm white head. Nose: grass, herbs, citrus, lemon, wheat. Hints of dough and hay. Flavours: biscuit like grain, more citrus. Vanilla and syrup. Alcohol is noticeable. Finish: long, grainy, fruity and slightly bitter. Verdict: well made beer, but it reminds me a little of Karmeliet and you shouldn’t compare. But it’s no alternative.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (33) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Robe orangée, légèrement opaque. Le goût de la levure est omniprésent. On devine un arrière goût pêche. Bière très douce, mais pas excessivement. La texture est plutôt liquoreuse. Assez longue en bouche. Une bonne ale non filtrée.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chromeotaphor (51) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 9, 2014
Mooie schuimkraag die redelijk dicht is. Zoet citrus(geuren) aroma. Mooie troebele goudkleur. Licht romig kruidig van smaak die mooi in balans is met de carbonatiehinten van citrus banaan. Heerlijk zacht drinkbaar. Karmeliet achtig.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamsen78 (3416) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with airy but stable off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, fruit and flowers, with notes of hops. Sweetish flavour of fruit, malt and yeast, with refreshing citric and hoppy notes. Bitter and estery aftertaste. Medium to rich body. Well balanced and enjoyable. Decent.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AntoineGRD (62) - - OCT 25, 2014
La bière Hoegaarden Grand Cru fait toute la fierté de sa brasserie. Son brassage bénéficie d'un soin tout particulier, digne d'une bière noble : froment mûr et malt d'orge, le plus fin des houblons et quelques épices mystérieuses, mais avant tout, beaucoup, beaucoup de Elle y développe une couleur pêche voilée, un arôme velouté et une douce saveur, tout en nuances subtiles.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VDuquerroux (389) - Airvault, FRANCE - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A yellow orange opaque beer with a medium creamy white head. Medium retention. Aroma of biscuit, fruit (citrus), alcohol, spices (coriander). Medium sweet and dry refreshing bitter. Medium body,nearly silky texture, fizzy carbonation, bitter finish with a warming note. Overall, a good refreshing beer wich becomes warming without being oily. "The bird spreads its wings."


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