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

bottled
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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 821   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - MAY 11, 2009
Pours cloudy golden to light brown color with white head that fades. Aroma is caramel, yeast, spice. Flavor is same as aroma with some citrus/lemon, gingerbread, banana, and some clove. A pretty good brew.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chromeotaphor (42) - 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 (3310) - 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 (58) - - 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 (338) - 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."

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in own tulip glass Xmas with friends in Belgium and the opportunity to enjoy some beers that "I’ve left behind" back to the years when I use to live in the beautiful and pleasant country ;) A: Pours a totally hazy yellow to white color with a nice medium white creamy aired head. Medium to low retention but, it never disappears totally. Leaves some few lacings around S: Smell is a delicious bouquet! Quite strong on herbs and spices (coriander and cinnamon, mainly), orange zest, vanilla. The Belgium yeasts are damn good on the nose! Also the sweet grains and the flowery hops in the end T: Complex as the smell. Again very spicy, with the strong notes of coriander and orange zest. Also vanilla, yeasts, sweet grains and flowery hops. A bit sweet and some notes of alcohol can be felt in the end M: Heavy creamy body with medium carbonation. Perfect and balanced. Dangerously drinkable considering its 8.7% ABV O: Reality is that, this is a stronger (or "improved") version of the classic Hoegaarden. In USA, we would call it a "Imperial Witbier", or perhaps a "Double Witbier" ;). In any case, a brilliant result... [ BA Review @ 12/25/2011 ]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pacool (39) - - OCT 8, 2014
Wzmocniona odmiana Hoegaardena która swoją mocą niestety zdominowała przeniczny posmak. Piwo traściwe o mętno/ciemnej barwie.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
solvaris (106) - - OCT 5, 2014
---- personal review, no claim to be representative or neutral ---- repost undesired --- ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
adamnowek (181) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2014
A nice hazy yellow colour. Relatively sweet but not excessively so. Very fruity notes in aroma and in taste.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Ngejo (365) - Jakarta, INDONESIA - SEP 29, 2014
Bottle. Cloudy, orange, frothy, white foam, medium bitterness, light sweetness, medium body, slick feel, average carbonation, & bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radzik5555 (409) - Gdynia, POLAND - SEP 28, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Bursztynowe, mętne. Biała, drobnopęcherzykowa piana, ładny lacing. Pływają dziwne drobiny
Aromat: Motela, brzoskwinie intensywnie słodkie z puszki, guma balonowa, pomarańcze, mandarynki z puszki.
Smak: Owoce z puszki, mandarynki, brzoskwinie i lekki alkohol i guma balonowa.
Odczucie: Cało średnie-, faktura kremowa, nasycenie CO2 wysokie.
Całość: Bardzo słodkie w aromacie, owocowe, przyjemne.


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