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

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RATINGS: 971   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered.

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4.4
LordCrabapple (109) - Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2007
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2011 A delightfully sweet beer. Rich, with a bitterness that impresses. Always a joy to drink this. Fizzy, fizzy, fizzy!

3.7
Fukito (1064) - Santiago, CHILE - NOV 22, 2007
Hazy yellow/ golden color with a medium bbbly white head. Slightly spicy/ rancid aroma. Not so nice. Strong, spicy flavor, some mustard nots. Nice coriander aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, filling and warming. Solid. Strong, full flavor, spicy ale.

3.8
Bontus (802) - Flanders, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2007
Aroma is citrus, herbs, hoegaarden classic. Lots of bitterness and not very drinkable because of this fact. Tastes like a mix of a triple and a witbier. Very doughy, yeasty but this can probably be avoided when poured gently. Overall finally a good beer by InBev.

3.8
Feinschmecker (202) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Bottle. Cloudy and yellowish color with a yeasty, wheat aroma. The flavor, which is highly carbonated and has hints of apples and pears, is similar to that of the normal Hoegaarden. One noticeable difference is definitely the alcohol. I think this is a great beer and kinda reminds me of maybe what an imperial wit would be.

3.2
sm89walt (2080) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 25, 2007
Pours a cloudy light orange with a small white head that never amounts to much. Sweet orange aromas mix with some notes of cereal and yeast to create a typical Hoegaarden smell. Fresh fruit flavours - orange, apple and maybe the subtlest hint of banana - combined with some delicate yeast notes cool the tongue yet warm the throat. Too carbonated on the palate for my liking. I certainly prefer this to the regular Hoegaarden but I still don’t quite grasp the fascination.

3.7
puzzl (3264) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Ever since I started drinking real beer I’ve wanted to try this one. I guess the notion of a Belgian brewer famous for its accesible yet important and quite decent wit brewing some real Belgian styles was enticing. This was very nicely done, and did not disappoint. Aroma is hugely spicy, tons of star anise, cinnamon, pepper. Head fades fast. Flavor is more spices, muddled, a bit of hard water. Yeasty. Goes down easy. Very belgian.

4.2
bombshelter (349) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Bottle, ’t Waagstuk. Aroma is spicy, some malt, a bit of orange, yeasty estery. Medium body. Caramel rides through, wheat and fruit picking up the end, which is remarkably clean for the abv. Delicious, lovely. Great beer from a brewery that I’m very ambivalent about.

3.8
Hopdaddy (1) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2007 does not count
18D. Bottle brought to US from Europe. Pours a pale gold colour, cloudy from yeast sediment, beady white head not persistent. Aroma of pears, apples, bubblegum, light caramel, alcohol. Flavors of fruit, sweet malt w slight noble hop spice. Moderately rich mouthfeel, lingering slippery sweetness. Overall - complex fruit masks high alcohol level, just enough hops to keep sweetness from becoming cloying. Seductive. Thx Alex!

4.4
janubio (922) - SPAIN - OCT 3, 2007
Dark golden colour, with some haziness with a small white head. It’s very aromatic, flowers, spices, honey and orange and coriander, even if it’s not a white beer. Taste is powerful, acid but not as much as the classic Hoegaarden-, orange, spices, fruity. A very good one.

4.1
vermeulengeert (2) - leuven, BELGIUM - OCT 1, 2007 does not count
you must try it fruity tast altough not sweet typical hoegaarden taste


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