Hoegaarden Grand Cru | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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4.02/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAngel on 10-14-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,015
Reviews:
196
Ratings:
377
pDev:
10.95%
 
 
Wants:
108
Gots:
70
Trade:
0
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Photo of jroof1
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martin_Maat
3.28/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

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Photo of jdurey
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of BenMaalouf
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of danflux
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of REVZEB
3.69/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bird_soul
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of josanguapo
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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

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Photo of ckollias
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matuto
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of Houborg1
3.76/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jerseyislandbeer
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zet
3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

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Photo of JTuomi
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of yaron73
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A bottle from a Supermarket in Brussels.

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Photo of pau622
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcthfg
3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Brew_42
4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Momon
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jodio
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VitorDamasceno
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutBoi
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Antyk
4.04/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Hoegaarden Grand Cru from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 377 ratings