Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgian Pale Strong Ale
Ranked #187
Ranked #25,752
3.51 | pDev: 13.11%
Feb 09, 2023
Feb 17, 2002
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Rated: 3.56 by Sphagnicola from Belgium

Feb 09, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 21, 2022
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.2/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Bottle, at RBESG 2007 in Glasgow, Grand Tasting. Golden colour, large head. Malty, oaky and vinous aroma. Malty sweet flavour, sugary, alcoholic. Could have been better.
Jul 20, 2021
Rated: 3.25 by dubadw from Switzerland

Jul 31, 2020
Rated: 3.93 by Daniel473 from Netherlands

Jul 16, 2020
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Reviewed by JonnoWillsteed from England

3.91/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
L- Quite pale amber, slightly hazy, pours with 3mm white head, over time recedes to lacing.
S- A sense (or scent) of... spicy timber.
T- Nice, spicy + timber continue but now with aromatic notes and a hoppy bright facet, and the ABV gently makes it's presence known with a light zing on the palate. Overall it's well balanced, quite pungent but 'bright' enough to bring balance.
F- Bright, and meaty as in a hefty body that is slightly on the richer+dryer side than anything sweet going on here at all.
O- I like it, all the above comes together with a lovely balance. I sense zero out of place/balance. This is a hefty beer with a brighter palate than say your typical same-ABV Tripel, meaning I'd be happy to drink year around whereas an 8.5% Tripel is a wintertime beer for me.
330ml bottle BB: 05/03/2021Bought from BeersOfEurope (UK)
Mar 25, 2020
Rated: 3.54 by Macamah from England

Jan 19, 2020
Rated: 3.77 by dannycohen62 from Illinois

Nov 19, 2019
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Reviewed by josanguapo from Spain

3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
20 meses pasada de fecha. De belgiuminabox. En copa Teku. Viendo La Materia Oscura 1x01. Correcta pero sin llegar a destacar. Perfil tipicamente belga pero bastante suave, nada cabezona
Nov 06, 2019
Rated: 3.53 by chuprynka from New Jersey

Mar 24, 2019
Rated: 3 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Mar 05, 2019
Rated: 3.52 by HopBelT from Belgium

Sep 29, 2018
Rated: 3.95 by ManBearPat from Colorado

May 17, 2018
Rated: 3.66 by zknight from Korea (South)

Aug 13, 2017
Rated: 3.58 by 54V4G3 from Belgium

Feb 10, 2017
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Reviewed by janubio from Spain

4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
From my notes of some years ago:
Yellow-orange colour, with a big head that last all the while. Aroma is fruity and spice, notes of coriander. Medium to full body, good carbonation. Taste is spicy, oranges, tart notes.
Jun 10, 2016
Rated: 2.05 by YvesB from Belgium

Mar 03, 2016
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Reviewed by stevoj from Idaho

3.49/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Cloudy gold poured into chalice, soft carbonation feeds silky head. Some sticky lacing remains on sides of glass. Strong fruity flavor with some alcohol burn. Aroma also belies the high alcohol content. Perfect for sipping on a Sunday afternoon.
Feb 05, 2016
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Reviewed by patre_tim from Thailand

3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bruised peach, a sort of yellowish brown orange colour, so cloudy its hard to see the carbonation. A half finger of off white buttery head.

Fruity like peaches, caramel, a slightly smokey, woody component.

Fruity again like peaches, caramel, a sort of light almost flat or watery component in the middle. Very little bitterness.

Thick body, lots of carbonation.

Found in Vientiane, Laos, at Chokdee for a huge price. Really not awesome, but a fair brew. Was just glad to find a new one way out in the middle of nowhere. Drank in Chiang Mai, Aug 31st, 2015.
Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 4.02 by Fezzz from Belgium

Jun 06, 2015
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