Julius - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.9/5 rDev +11.4%
330ml bottle served in a Trapping glass.
A: Pours a dark yellow to orange color. A bit cloudy. Forms a medium bubbled white head with good retention and only few lacings left. A small and thin layer persists
S: Very fruity on the nose. Bananas, mainly. Toffee. Sweet malts and Belgian yeasts
T: Follows the nose. Sweet upfront with notes of banana, toffee, honey. Delicious Belgian yeasts and flowery hops. In overall, it's a sweet beer either a sweet malts backbone. Finish is made of soft hops bitterness
M: Medium to heavy bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Aftertaste is mainly made of sweet malts
O: Good drinkability. Great beer. The proof that AMBEV can produce good beer (?)
10-07-2012 02:24:23 | More by eduardolinhalis
3.53/5 rDev +0.9%
Poured peach yellow with respectable head, with yeast and floral scents and a background of what seems like stable straw (yes that's odd). The flavor was not bad, more yeast with pleasant notes of spice and flowers and a solid sweet and sour bitterness. Had some solid carbonation, and was pleasant to the palate. There's something holding this one back though, perhaps the sweetness mixed with the sour bitterness? Admittedly I'm not sure how easy it is to find this beer anymore, I only found it in a random drankenshop in Wallonia. Not a beer to crawl across broken glass for, but was fun to try.
02-26-2011 04:33:20 | More by Wegomlegging
3.5/5 rDev 0%
Beer bottle (33cl.), tasted in 1999.
Appearance : apricot color, trouble (yeast), tight white foam, abundant and stable.
Smell : aromas of yeast very present, smell sweet and aromatic.
Taste and mouthfeel : spicy (coriander and orange peel), aromatic and well balanced.
Drinkability : good beer (but nothing more) in the style Belgian strong pale ale.
Review translated from french 5-29-2008.
11-10-2007 13:45:23 | More by thierrynantes
3.63/5 rDev +3.7%
Dry and spicy strong brew, very different in character and style from the famous Original White Ale.
Nice amber color, medium carbonation, huge head, proper lace.
Smell seems familiar - orange, lemon, coriander... But here the similarity ends and the thrill begins. That's an ale in its own right, heavily spiced, malty-fruity in character, packed with pineapples, tangerines and malts. Sugar restrained by high alcohol level, and white spirit is well-hidden. Body medium, firm. Finish painfully bitter, the bitterness coming not only from hops but also from dry oreange peel. Aftertaste quite smooth, fruity.
Worth a try - probably more than once.
07-07-2006 18:06:23 | More by ernie
2.4/5 rDev -31.4%
Orange-yellow color, opalescent, white foam, abundant and creamy.
At the smell yeast, breadcrust, and too many alcohol. Maybe camomile and orange.
The taste is less alcoholic, with more notes of flowery and cereals, with a spicy finish.
Average to low body.
In the aftertaste the spices rise up better, with pepper; but also the alcohol is too noticeable.
03-19-2006 10:52:32 | More by stcules
3.7/5 rDev +5.7%
This bottle was part of a Hoegaarden box set I bought in Belgium last year and just cracked into on New Year's Eve. The drink by date on the bottle was 12/9/05.
The beer poured a nice bright amber color with a nice bubbly, almost champagne like head. The smell has some nice fruit aromas and a bit tart. The taste continues what the smell had, tart and fruity notes with a bit of hop bit to it.
Not overly impressive but worth the try. I would have it again but not rush out to get another bottle right away. I would rather try some other strong pale ales out there first.
01-01-2006 18:31:04 | More by ggaughan
3.15/5 rDev -10%
Bottle, in the Julius glass.
Poured a big, fluggy head. Very long lasting. The beer is a beautiful golden orange color.
It was quite bubbly with a nice start but quite a bitter finish. Overall, I was not impressed. There are certainly better beers in this style.
10-02-2005 01:34:51 | More by atigerlife
4.03/5 rDev +15.1%
The Julius was served in it's own tulip glass. You get a nice large head that fades slowly.
Julius has a misty dark-orange colour.
The odour is very sour-fruity and I could also discover light malt and sweet-hop. The smell is very overwhelming and aggressive.
It has a bitter taste that reminds of orange peels. Not so very special as that is what the brewery uses to flavour the beer. And a fresh malt taste.
A dry-bitter aftertaste that lingers on for a long time.
Ut Vivat, Crescat, Floreat!
06-02-2005 20:28:14 | More by Bierschenker
United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)
4.1/5 rDev +17.1%
Pours with a cloudy tangerine body, some yeasties cloud up things, nice white foamy head
Smell, almonds, lots of them, some booze
Taste, crisp and clean, very strong flavours of vanilla, some nuttiness
A solid belgian pale ale...its pretty hard to find a bad belgian pale ale
04-16-2005 20:43:23 | More by cypressbob
District of Columbia
3.88/5 rDev +10.9%
NOTE: Be sure to spin the bottle around (like the instructions indicate) to release all the sediments on the bottom of the bottle.
This beer smells like the normal Hoegaarden with a fruity hint of grapes added in. Pours a hazy gold-yellow that is much darker than other beers of its kind. The initial taste is of wheat, but grapes are also apparent in the aftertaste. There is much more texture in this beer than many of the Hoegaarden varieties. Any fan of regular Hoegaarden who is looking for a new spin on an old fav will love this.
03-21-2005 14:53:02 | More by Toddv29424
3.38/5 rDev -3.4%
Poured a hazy, golden brew with a large, airy head. Lots of lemon and malts. The taste is mild and yet again packed with citrus fruits and malts. There is also some banana near the end. Nothing overly intresting. Mouthfeel is medium with a pretty aggressive carbonation. Drinkablilty is good.
Not all that excited about this one. I wouldn't say it's bad but there are much better beers than this one in the style. Defnitely not the best brew from Hoegaarden.
10-10-2004 09:34:31 | More by Paddez
3.83/5 rDev +9.4%
Normally not a Hoegaarden lover I tried this beer after it had been for far over a year in my cellar.
After this ageing period I couldn't find a big depot so I gave it a try.
Pouring it out Julius gave a very nice head that lasted long but the beer itself wasn't clear, despite the fact that I handeld it with care. Wel after that the smell was Ok, a bit muffy but with lots of malt and even a little (old& new) hops. Drinking it I found out that little hops were a lot and with the maltarome I really enjoyed it.
After the first I decided to take another one to verify the taste so drinkability was ok too. Plesant beer but by far not a Duvel!
09-22-2004 13:22:24 | More by paterlodie
3.88/5 rDev +10.9%
Got this in a mixed gift pack in the Brussles airport.
Huge fluffy airy white head on the pour. Malty corriander sweetish smell in the goblet. Hazy golden color in the glass. The head is just huge. Good lacing as well. Corriander and white pepper dominate the brew upfront. The finishing layer of flavor has slight hints of banana and bubble gum. Quite a smooth mouth with a tongue coating finish. A little too sharp on the tongue and that affects its drinkability. Nice beer though.
06-08-2004 01:34:41 | More by frank4sail
3.65/5 rDev +4.3%
Hazy golden orange colour with a big soft white head. Leaves behind lots of chunky lace. Bright, good looking beer.
Gentle nose, characteristic Belgian aromas, grain and fruit. Pleasant and enticing.
Lots of grain and fruit to taste, good dose of malt, hint of spice. This is also one of the hopiest Belgians I've ever had, more bite and less sweetness than most. Medium bodied, good mouthfeel. Alcohol is warming but well managed in this brew.
A decent beer, might be a good intro to Belgians for someone with a strictly North American palate.
04-25-2004 01:35:21 | More by TerryW
Julius from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
81 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.