Hoegaarden Grand Cru
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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From:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
 
Belgium
Style:
Strong Ale - Belgian Pale
Ranked #29
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,073
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 10.7%
Ratings:
392
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 26, 2022
Added:
Oct 14, 2001
Wants:
  110
Gots:
  73
SCORE
90
Outstanding
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3.94 by misteil from Ireland on Feb 26, 2022
 
3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 21, 2022
 
4.12 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota on Oct 25, 2021
 
3.82 by Daneve76 from Australia on Jun 15, 2021
 
4.03 by mario_becerra from Belgium on Apr 07, 2021
 
3.79 by Daniel473 from Netherlands on Jul 08, 2020
 
3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile on Apr 29, 2020
 
3.97 by Curt3 from New Jersey on Jan 29, 2020
Photo of elnachooo
3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by elnachooo from Spain

De color ámbar, con una gran cabeza espumosa. Cuerpo medio y carbonatación ligera. Aroma cítrico y afrutado aunque con menor intensidad. En boca tiene un sabor intenso agradable.

Jan 12, 2020
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3.11/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
by JonnoWillsteed from England

L- Mid gold, slightly hazy (bottle-conditioned), pours with 3mm white head.
S- That scent of a deep beer, a hint of orange.
T- This is the 3rd beer that's new to me this evening and finally I'm getting some complexity. It has some conifer, banana, and typical spicing of a Belgian trad beer.
F- Punchy ABV% and richness brings some overall balance.
O- Perhaps a bit too sweet for me. Overall rather disappointing for a 'Grand Cru' from a brewery of this repute.
Bought from Beerhawk/UK, 330ml bottle BB 20/07/20

Dec 11, 2019
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3.71/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by jamesroses from Argentina

Hazy orange, small bubbles head dissipates quickly.

Very clove-y, spicy, like a strong wheat beer.

Nice but not great

Jul 05, 2019
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by marcbosch from Netherlands

L: hazy yellow turning orange, thick foamy head with dissipated quickly. Moderate lacing.
S: typical wit. Sourdough bread plus spices (coriander I guess). Perhaps some pear.
T: Less tart and more alcoholic than a wit, with a bit more yeasty character. Still, bread and some wit-like spices (coriander and some orange peel). There's not the orange fanta feeling of some wits. Pear fruitiness is also there. Good and complex.
F: as expected, medium to light body, very carbonated, dry finish.
O: Very good, more complex than usual witbier. Not outstanding but very good

Jun 27, 2019
 
4.25 by bdlusa from Texas on Jun 02, 2019
 
4 by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado on May 14, 2019
 
4 by Sparky44 from Illinois on Nov 16, 2018
 
3.67 by jroof1 from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
by Martin_Maat from Netherlands

It poors with no foam all, which is a little disappointing. It has a peachy, hazy look like it says on the label. Smell is almost absent. The first sip is not bad but does not impress, Then it develops. It is not very bitter but it lasts nonetheless. One bottle is plenty for the evening. I like it a lot.

Jun 15, 2018
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by jdurey from Korea (South)

Poured from 330ml bottle into Grand Cru tulip glass. Color looks like an IPA but upon closer inspection bits of yeast (?) floating around. No problem. Smells a bit fruity, like a weizenbock, bringing expectations of a Vitus-like beer? At first the taste is nothing to write home about but strong hints of alcohol on the back end. Mouth feel is well balanced. Gets stronger as it warms up. One is all you need to start a session. 2 and I’m calling a cab.

May 15, 2018
 
4.38 by BenMaalouf from Virginia on Jan 03, 2018
 
4.19 by danflux from Netherlands on Dec 17, 2017
 
3.69 by REVZEB from Illinois on Oct 06, 2017
 
3.73 by dandy14 from Brazil on Oct 02, 2017
 
4.19 by bird_soul from Netherlands on Aug 06, 2017
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4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by josanguapo from Spain

From Optimus Beer. In Roquetas de Mar, in shaker glass. Watching Big Bang Theory + Mum. Cross between tripel, with pear notes, and wit, with clove/coriander spicyness. Well adjusted carbonation. Noticeable alcohol but not bother

Jul 20, 2017
 
4 by ckollias from Maryland on Jun 23, 2017
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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by matuto from Brazil

330 ml bottle, exp. 07/2017, pouring in a tulip. Great one!

Jun 04, 2017
 
3.76 by Houborg1 from Denmark on May 23, 2017
 
3.85 by Jerseyislandbeer from Jersey on May 05, 2017
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3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25
by Zet from Netherlands

Murky orange colour with a fluffy head. It has weird brown spots on top of it though (yeast? malt residue?). Smell is a bit yeasty, but mostly absent. Taste has flavours like banana, cloves, coriander, pepper and yeast. Mouth feel is surprisingly silky and smooth. I expect something bolder with a strong belgian pale ale. This was something between a Hefeweizen and a Weizenbock. Fine beers, but not something i'm looking for when pouring a SBPA in a tulip. More bite, less silk please.

Apr 27, 2017
 
4.03 by JTuomi from Finland on Apr 22, 2017
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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by yaron73 from Israel

A bottle from a Supermarket in Brussels.

Apr 06, 2017
 
4.16 by pau622 from Spain on Mar 02, 2017
 
3.81 by mcthfg from Korea (South) on Feb 21, 2017
 
4.1 by Brew_42 from Massachusetts on Dec 26, 2016
 
3.88 by Momon from Philippines on Oct 07, 2016
 
4.42 by Jodio from Texas on Jul 25, 2016
 
4.13 by VitorDamasceno from England on Jul 11, 2016
 
4.09 by StoutBoi from New York on Jul 10, 2016
 
3.87 by Dzu from Russian Federation on May 19, 2016
 
4.04 by Antyk from Belgium on May 12, 2016
Hoegaarden Grand Cru from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 392 ratings