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Hoegaarden Grand Cru - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

316 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 183
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 79
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAngel on 10-14-2001

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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sokol_1993
4.46/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JaimeLondon
3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eduardobag
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

Photo of SmashPants
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Format: a standard 330mL brown bottle with a stylish macro label.

Appearance: poured into a weizen glass - a strong, cloudy deep yellow with fine carbonation. A fantastic white head pops up to an inch before slowly dropping to a creamy half-finger. great lacing down the glass.

Aroma: funnily enough, this is similar to the standard Hoegaarden but somehow better. The citrus is heavier and stronger, with citrus zest and heavier wheat aroma. Very nice.

Taste: citrus fruit zest and heavy wheat again, with orchard fruits and spices. A very nice wheat beer.

Aftertaste: some bitterness comes through, with spices and more of those orchard fruits. A lovely beer that hides its ABV quite well.

Mouth feel: moderate- to-fuller in feel with a moderate carbonation. Quite mouth-filling, and easy to put away.

Overall: one of the better wheat beers I have had to date. A great combination of heavy flavours, and a very drinkable beer. It's a bit dangerous as it disguises its 8.5% ABV quite well. Approximately AU$120 for a case of 24 x 330mL - I'll have to have a 4-pack every now and then, as I am but a pauper.

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4.56/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

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4.64/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Cloudy light amber color with an off white head with decent retention and lacing. The carbonation doesn't look like typical belgian carbonation, which makes me thinks they didn't use traditional yeast on the beer.

S: If the look wasn't typical belgium, the smell is. There is a strong funky aroma that I didn't think I would find here, but I guess is the result of the wheat and whatever yeasts they used. There is a surprisingly strong tart aroma too, makes me think of lemon juice and green apple.Some cilantro and very light cloves are there, but no malts in sight.

T: Much more down to earth and typical belgian pale. Much stronger pale malts taste with strong sweetness that makes me think of candi sugar and light honey. To quote another review, this has a lot of passionfruit in this. There is also quite a good amount of cilantro and cloves in this and a light amount of tartness that was in the smell. Deceiving beer to say the least.

M: Medium feel, but definitely not a typical belgian feel. This is not traditional yeasts as expected.

O: This is a solid beer. Really well made and very well balanced. I feel it is slightly underrated because of the brand name, but this is really good.

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4.76/5  rDev +18.4%

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Hoegaarden Grand Cru from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
90 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.