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

bottled
common

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common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   EST. CALORIES: 261   ABV: 8.7%
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Unfiltered.


fugitive's rating

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fugitive (1491) - Athens, - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle. Color dark orange with medium white head. Aroma sweet, orange, yeast, spicy. Taste sweet, orange, yeast, spicy.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Port777 (6) - - FEB 27, 2015 does not count
As always, this beer has convinced through its sensational taste. One of the best Belgian wheat beers around.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (243) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2015
Dark clear ambery color with a steady thin white foam layer. The smell is sweet and slight lactic. The taste is incredibly heavy, Cristal sugar sweetness, slight licorice, lactic acidic taste. The aftertaste is round with sweet vanilla notes. This beer could easily have been stored in a sugary barrel. A bit too heavy though. A beer to finish an evening.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Icedwarf (492) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2015
Troebel donker geel bier met schuim. Smaak is krachtig hoppig bitter, licht zoet en fruitig, citrus, banaan en vanille. Erg goed bier, smaak blijft lang hangen.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Yayita (38) - - FEB 10, 2015
If you know your german brews this is a Weizenbock, a strong wheat beer, Witbier in Belgium. Very nice look, a bit cloudy dark gold, ephemerous head, nice taste of wheat sour alcohol and sweetness. Very Good beer, not Vitus (a weizenbock myth), but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PauloAG (66) - BELGIUM - FEB 7, 2015
330cc bottle. Orange colour and médium white head. Sweet and a bit suor. Wheat and citrus flavours. Very nice strong witbier with the abv well hidden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marduk (3200) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 6, 2015
330ml bottle. Cloudy orange color. Tiny size, white head, stays. Slightly sour, fruity, banana, wheat and sweet notes in aroma. Faint citrus, metallic, fruity, faint banana, touch of yeast in taste. Thin and watery. It’s not sweet, but alcohol is very well hidden. Crisp body. Dry papery aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rammer (289) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 28, 2015
Not Bad. The result was a strong wit with a good balance. Shades enough so not too interesting

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10345) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Drug Opera, Brussels. Pours cloudy orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and honey malt, pear esters, light earthy hops and peppery alcohol. Flavor is sweet malt, candi sugar, light hops and bitterness, pear esters, light earthy spices and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Distance_Runner (79) - BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
Grand Cru is Hoegaarden’s masterpiece. But let’s try to keep things modest. It has a fantastic cloudy orange colour, an amazing fruity aroma and an unsurpassed complex sweet and bitter taste. The subtle spices and citrus notes are the cherry on top. There, that was subtle. Available exclusively in Belgium. Unique smell -8,5%

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PatrickvanL (6) - - JAN 8, 2015 does not count
Dark yellow Colour. Not so sweet. A little fruity Yes! Maybe creamy banana. Nice soft beer.


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