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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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3.7
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2006
Poured a hazy orange/yellow colour with a thick, creamy head. Flavour and aroma comprised of mainly coriander and fruits. Quite spicy also. Great ale, although I will always prefer Hoegaarden White.

3.7
Grovlam (4253) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2006
Bottle. Amber / golden like colour with a lang lasting white head. Aroma was spice, coriander and some sweet notes as well. Flavour was sweet and ever so slightly bitter. Medium body. In my oppenion proberly the best Hoegaarden.

3.7
yngwie (17236) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 12, 2006
Bottled. Unclear, golden-orange with a white head. Spice, citrus, alcohol, banana and some wheat in the aroma. The flavor has spice, banana, alcohol, yeast and notes of wheat, with a nice bitterness in the finish. Medium to full body. (060928)

3.9
rane (1100) - Nibe, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2006
Unclear golden colour with creamy long lasting white head. Nice aroma of coriander and citrus fruits. Taste with notes of coriander and a sweet whitebeer style. Much carbonation. Sweet and long lasting after taste. Reminds me a lot of the Hoegaarden white beer. I actually prefer the lower alcohol content, but this is also nice.

3.9
DarkMagus (560) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2006
Hazy golden, near-orange color... thick, cramy/foamy head of microscopic bubbles. Sweet, yeasty, malty aroma... fairly unsurprising. Well-balanced flavors of malts, yeast, and hops...with some light sweetness and bitterness. Rich, dense flavors, but not entirely unique. Heavy, intense mouthfeel...leaves a very slight stickiness behind, yet it also dries up nicely due to the prominent hops. I was expecting more perhaps--the words "Grand Cru" set the bar high for me--however, this beer is without a doubt the best offering from Hoegaarden. Certainly a good beer, without question.

3.2
edwardfricker (9) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2006 does not count
Sweet smell delicious as pouring into glass. Bright gold colour, head was delicate and dissapeared. Alcohol flavour was domating and harsh but the cloudier bottom of glass was incredibly delicious - full of malty wheat sweetness. Reminded me of a croissant.

3.6
larsga (7657) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2006
Medium white head; hazy orange body. Deep, fruity, yeasty aroma with notes of sweetness and tropical fruit. Taste is deep, sweet tropical fruit with a bitter edge to it. Yeasty, wheaty notes. Some alcohol heat, inevitably. An excellent beer. (0.3l bottle.)

3.8
Furseth (2165) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2006
Bottle: Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma of citric,malty,citrus,flowery, and a nice seet finish. Flavor is almost the same, but it has a Viney ,citus,champagne mouth feeling. Lots of maly sweety feeling to. Nice long bitter finish. Medium body. Nice!!

3.8
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 3, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2009 Cloudy dark yellow body with many particles, medium white head. Fruity and coriander nose. Taste is halfway between a typical Strong Belgian (Chouffe, etc.) and a Hoegaarden White. Very yeasty, fruity notes, grassy. Probably use the same hops as the White, same dry flower finish with a mild bitterness reminding me of german-pilsners. Refreshing but strong. First time ever I had that beer. I really like the classic Hoegaarden White but I never went out of my way to have a Hoegaarden Grand Cru. I don’t know, I wouldn’t be tempted by a Guiness Special Edition or a Pilsner Urquell Grande Reserve either. My bad because the Hoegaarden Grand Cru is an excellent beer.

3.8
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 17, 2006
Orange colored, plenty of obvious pieces of yeast. Little yellow head. Aroma is good with yeast, spices, fruits and obvious orange with mild alcohol. Flavor has more obvious alcohol, still not too much. Also some vinous tones, spices, yeast and fruits can be found. Medium to full bodied, crispy palated brew. This gets my best points for this brewery.


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