Hoegaarden Grand Cru
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden Grand CruHoegaarden Grand Cru
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From:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
 
Belgium
Style:
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #37
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #10,175
Avg:
4.01 | pDev: 10.72%
Reviews:
201
Ratings:
398
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sunday at 10:45 AM
Added:
Oct 14, 2001
Wants:
  113
Gots:
  73
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Rated: 4.05 by Adam_stewart from Canada (ON)

Sunday at 10:45 AM
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Reviewed by edthehead from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Clear golden caramel appearance with very little carbonation due to age (40 years since bottling). Caramel, malt, tea notes. Very little oxidation for its age. Old but held up well.
Jan 07, 2024
 
Rated: 3.63 by SadMachine from New Jersey

Jan 07, 2024
 
Rated: 4 by BrisLoganite from Australia

Oct 28, 2023
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Reviewed by Hephaistos from Netherlands

3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured in a tulip glass. 8.5% ABV. Hazy blonde with a fne 2 finger white head. Light carbonation. This is obviously a well made beer.

Smell, some biscuitty sweetness bit of green banana and some spice. Bit of koriander I guess, as Hoegaarden likes to work with orange peel and koriander. Yes label confirms.

Bitter taste, but not too dry, obviously has some sugar added. BIt disappointing. Bitter aftertaste. Not what I would call a Grand Cru.

Mouth feel is good. But somehow too bitter and to sweet. And too much alcohol for this kind of pale ale. Prefer a Duvel anytime every day. This one is a good beer, but not for me.
Oct 27, 2023
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Rated by Ubrewty

4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Flavour, aroma, head and easy to drink. Tropical fruits like banana. Would dink again.
Oct 01, 2022
 
Rated: 3.94 by misteil from Ireland

Feb 26, 2022
 
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
 
Rated: 4.12 by LesDewitt4beer from Minnesota

Oct 25, 2021
 
Rated: 3.82 by Daneve76 from Australia

Jun 15, 2021
 
Rated: 4.03 by mario_becerra from Belgium

Apr 07, 2021
 
Rated: 3.79 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Jul 08, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by eldoctorador from Chile

Apr 29, 2020
 
Rated: 3.97 by Curt3 from Ohio

Jan 29, 2020
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Reviewed by elnachooo from Spain

3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
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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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.11/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
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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Rated by jamesroses from Argentina

3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
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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Reviewed by marcbosch from Netherlands

3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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
 
Rated: 4.25 by bdlusa from Texas

Jun 02, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by LeeryLeprechaun from Colorado

May 14, 2019