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Hoegaarden Grand Cru - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden Grand CruHoegaarden Grand Cru

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

265 Ratings
THE BROS
97
world-class

(view ratings)
Ratings: 265
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%


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 davidchollar:
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davidchollar

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

not long ago tonight i tried the hoegaarden original witbier for the first time. with that plesant experience fresh in mind, i must say the crand cru is no disappointment, but certainly no surprise.

looks more like a belgian pale than the original white, milky, cloudy beer. this one is a little more orange, but very cloudy and thick, quite bubbly with an awesome off-white head. smells like a really good hefeweizen. fruit and spice, banana and clove. the higher abv is not noticeable in the nose. to me, for my first try, this smells just like the original.

tastes a litle more intense. although the higher abv works well with the flavor, this is obviously stronger than the original. flavor has a lot of character, complex and enjoyable. the mouthfeel is smooth to thick. overall this is a good one for sipping, but i don't want more than one at a time

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2006 17:56:32 | More by davidchollar
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A: Cloudy golden with a few round chunks of yeast floating within, little fine carbonation, 2 finger of creamy white head.

S: Fruity, apple sauce, apples, slight sharp cheddar bite, all that you look for in this style.

T: Follows the nose. Very dry, light sweetness, phenols, fruity with a hint of apples, cheddar bite.

M: Smooth medium body, medium high fine bubbled carbonation, dry finish.

O: It’s a fine beer. Feels like a perfect version of this style. Its great, no real faults and for that I will rate it higher, but nothing really interesting here. Feels like I’ve had this brew a dozen times. At that, its flawless. BBD is September 12, 2014, bottled on Dec 12, 2012.

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Hoegaarden Grand Cru from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
90 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.