Hoegaarden Speciale - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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3.95/5 rDev +2.1%
250 ml. A whitish colour with lots of creamy foam. Strong on the wheat and some spices, it gives a sharp sourish wheat. Normally I despise this style when it goes milk sour, but this one I liked. For what it wants to accomplish, I think it succeeded. Interesting.
I can see why you love or hate this one.
01-14-2007 02:25:55 | More by Sammy
4.15/5 rDev +7.2%
Not exactly a turbocharged version of original Hoe, but a smart try to emphasize on its cloudiness, spiciness and fruity character.
Same color as Original White Ale, but more cloudy. Carbonation level, head and lace identical.
Smell is stronger, spicier, very interesting. I prefer the aroma of 'regular' Hoe.
Taste is pretty much the same - complex, fruity, yeasty, spicey, with noticeable orange peel, lemon & coriander. Mouthfeel is heavier and finish too sour.
Probably an answer to those who claim that Original White Ale have lost its character. The claim is wrong, but here's a welcome addition to brewery's range. Cheers!
07-07-2006 17:49:50 | More by ernie
3.23/5 rDev -16.5%
Big thanks to hopdog for this
Appears a hazy light gold with a small white film and collar that slowly fades.
Smell is of wheat, yeast, and coriander.
Taste is of the same aromas perhaps a slight step back though.
Mouthfeel is watery with mild yeast and corn syrup blending around in the mix.
03-31-2006 22:10:54 | More by weeare138
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
25cL bottle poured into a snifter. It pours a hazy pale yellow color with two fingers of head that die off quickly. There's a little bit of lacing. The smell is fantastic. It's a lot more spicy than the regular Hoegaarden. Lots of pepper and some lemon in the background. Great wheat and yeast aromas as well. The taste is fairly spicy as well. Nice citrus taste as well. A kinda weird finish that I can't pick up. The mouthfeel is decently thick and smooth. The drinkability is great. A tasty witbier. Thanks to Chris for sharing!
11-23-2005 00:03:27 | More by SheepNutz
4.25/5 rDev +9.8%
Pours a nice white color with a finger of head that falls to a light coat. Nose is very spicey. Lost of corriander and an almost vanilla/chamomile character. Very full. Flavor is not quite as full, but still very tasty, even if slightly metallic to me. Creamy, corrinader spicey. Very tasty wit. Feel is nice moderate and creamy with a light to moderate carbonation. A well built beer. Tasty and very easy to drink. Very glad to have had it.
11-23-2005 00:00:19 | More by kmpitz2
District of Columbia
4.78/5 rDev +23.5%
I am a little biased... Hoegaarden is my favorite beer, so to find this on the shelves was an absolute treat. It pours a cloudy gold color, and smells a little more pungent than regular Hoegaarden, and more than other witbiers. The head depends on the pour... a direct pour will yeald a large foamy head while a tilted pour will yeald a small-moderale sized head. The lacing on the glass is very intricate regaurdless of the pouring style. The taste is similar to other special summer witbiers, although it is much sweeter than many I have tasted. Member JETSBEER was correct in saying if you like regular Hoegaarden, then you will love this beer!
03-08-2005 17:55:41 | More by Toddv29424
4.38/5 rDev +13.2%
An amazing white beer from Hoegaarden. Take everything that you love about their original White Ale and take it to the next level and that is what you get with Hoegaarden Speciale! a super creamy yellowish/white pour with a gigantic fluffy, pillowy head. An aroma that is just bursting with lemon, spices, and grains. A lucious taste with w afull creamy, mouthfeel, and to top it all off. A very high gluggability factor.
An A+ beverage by Hoegaarden(maybe interbrew has only gotten to the original white ale so far!!!;-)
01-13-2003 09:03:22 | More by francisweizen
Hoegaarden Speciale from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.