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Hoegaarden Grand Cru - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

274 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

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Ratings: 274
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 63
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAngel on 10-14-2001)
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Reviews by Paddez:
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Paddez

Belgium

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The looks of this beer are unmatched in my opinion. It pours a hazy, yellowy orange brew that produces an incredibly attractive head wich produces some excellent lacing. From the bottom of the glass multiple streams of bubbles search their way up, causing the head to last for an eternity. Truly marvelous.

The smell contains some classic 'witbier' elements (Orange peel, coriander, citrus fruits) but there are also other things going on. Some alcholic & dusty notes distinguish it from a regular witbier..
Taste: citrus, grass, yeast and some spicy flavours in the background. Slightly bitter, alcoholic finish
Active carbonation but a smooth and creamy overall mouthfeel.
Quite drinkable too.

One of the best beers from Hoegaarden if you ask me. I don't really like their other stronger beers (Julius, Verboden Vrucht) but this one on the contrary is very tasty. Powerful yet refreshing. Recommended.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2005 17:13:45 | More by Paddez
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Hoegaarden Grand Cru from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
90 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.