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

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RATINGS: 975   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Unfiltered.

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3.8
winkle (478) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2002
Small head, no lacing, a cloudy orange colour, sweet fragrant citrus aroma, sweet wheaty flavour. Good but there are better.

3.6
bierkoning (13747) - La Tropica/Doarp, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2002
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 aroma: citrus, yeast
taste: fruity, malty, long bitter finish with coreander
Re-rate: wheaty, somewhat herbal aroma and flavor. Hops are also there. Not too refined and a bit sweetish, and I couln't find any citrus. Still a tasty beer. Alcohol present, but not too apparent. Nice beer, but lacks the depth this beer once had.

3.6
eczematic (1326) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2002
this has been one of my favourites for a while, but lately ive begun to find it a bit lacking in body and complexity. and the head is weak and too loose. but still lovely and warming in your stomach.

3.7
TAR (2794) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Creamy head, small bubbles, not sticky, yet great retention. Aroma of ginger, passion fruit, Munich malt? and cloves. Even with a careful decanting, it pours with the cloudiest, glowing orange-amber color. With (hefe-like creamy) yeast included, it becomes darker and nuttier. Lacking in some malt depth. Up front is medium bodied, spritzy, tart; middle is malt with hop twang lending a good hand. Aftertaste is semi-bitter with dry finish. very similar to its counterpart, 'Celis Grand Cru' in aroma and flavors. I prefer Allagash's Grand Cru over this. I can see this beer aging really well for a few good years. Will set a few aside for years to come.

3.9
legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2002
Deep orange color; thin head with no lace; lemon rind in the nose. Fluffy. Spicy. Yummy. Oily like a regular Hoegaarden. Still a bit of pepper in the back.

3.6
Bov (13354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2001
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 7 years old (2000-2007): slightly hazy amber colour with an elusive foam; aroma of honey; madeirized nose; sweet and mellow, full malt body, a bit sticky: a moderate late bitterness and a long honeyish aftertaste with notes of warming alcohol - interesting development

2001: orange colour, no head, spicy aroma (cinnamon ?), full-bodied but lacking of complexity, long spicy finish

3.7
jbrus (4988) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2001
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Bottled. Aroma of apple and pineapple. Light hazy, dark yellow color, white head, good lace. Sparkling start, vanilla ice, sweet, bitter, medium body, light sticky. Nice but only just above standard. Excellent barbeque beer.

3.7
motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 3, 2001
strong but the alcohol doesn't overpower those fruity wheaty flavours.......

4.7
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 20, 2001
This is a great whit beer. Its much like Hoegaarden White, but stronger and smoother. Its definately a beer you have to take your time drinking. Overall its a wonderful beer.

3.7
jerohen (2359) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - SEP 1, 2001
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