Hoegaarden Rosé | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Hoegaarden RoséHoegaarden Rosé

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Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Style: Witbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.50%

Availability: Summer

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Added by Absumaster on 05-03-2007

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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Photo of D-Rock
3.28/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Purchased in Japan and poured from a 250 ml bottle into a hexagonal glass.

Look: Very cloudy and opaque with a red-brownish chalky color. The head is composed of fine white bubbles and starts out about half an inch deep but quickly fades to a thin layer on the surface leaving no lacing.

Smell: Prickly and sour raspberry is very strong with a syrupy thickness. Buried beneath this is a faint fresh wheat smell.

Taste: Starts off with a sour tang accentuated by raspberry flavor. A little bit bitter aftertaste, reminiscent of the greens and chaff that might accompany a raspberry. The raspberry flavor is pretty powerful, but underneath it is the barest hint of that fresh wheat beer flavor and yeastiness.

Feel: Very light and carbonated. Feels like a soda or a bellini with the low ABV, overall very refreshing. The carbonation is lively on the tongue.

Overall: An interesting take on the witbier style, but the raspberry color/smell/flavor are all a bit too predominant and overshadow the underlying witbier itself.

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Photo of ricke
2.19/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

A: Dark pink color with reddish hues, quite cloudy. The head is about 2 cm and has a light pink color. It settles fast and leaves small lacings. Of course, this looks kind of weird judged as a witbier, but it's actually quite good looking and since it's brewed with fruit juice, I assume that the pink color is ok.

S: A weak smell completely dominated by candy-like raspberry aromas. Faint notes of wheat, yeast and vanilla sugar. A boring smell, not very pleasant.

T: The taste is actually just bad. It's weak and one-sided. It's very very sweet, and I mean like sugar, with almost nothing else than cloying candy-like artificial raspberry flavors. No tartness what so ever that could balance the sweetness. Some notes of banana, wheat, faint spices, yeast and perhaps some malts. The finish is short and just has some faint notes of raspberries to it.

M: This is actually the worst part of this beer. It's sticky and it clings onto the mouth in a very unpleasant manner. After a while, it gets really disturbing. Medium body, low levels of carbonation.

D: This is simply just a really bad beer. I had trouble finishing a glass of it, and I can't come up with a single reason to drink it again. Not recommended.

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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2/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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2.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +47.6%

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2.25/5  rDev -21.9%

Photo of ggaughan
2.7/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bottle sampled on 6 April, 2008.

The beer poured a cloudy brownish-red color, almost iced tea looking. The head was about half inch, off white head that quickly receeds to a nice ring and island in the middle. The nose was very floral, big grapefruit and citrus. The taste was refreshing and berry but not overly syrupy as I was expecting. Other than that, there is not much else in the taste worth noting. More like a fruit drink. I think I dumped the rest.

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Photo of biboergosum
2.68/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

250ml can, 3% ABV, a single (dubbed 'Rosée' here) procured for a twoonie and a loonie (how could I pass that up?) at the best new liquor store in my formerly remote-seeming home town. Oh, and only 90 calories for all you concerned with your overindulgence over the past month. Me, I'm still at it.

This beer pours a cloudy, muddled pinkish-orange colour, with one finger of limply foamy dishwater beige head, which leaves a few instances of bleeding sandbar lace around the glass as it hastily fades away.

It smells predominantly of semi-sweet green raspberries, some musty leafiness, a further blended, tart fruity character, a very soft wheaty graininess, and flinty, plastic, sugary notes. The taste is rather sweet raspberry, strawberry, and apple puree, another sort of alien metallic sugar essence, faint grainy wheat malt, some untethered acidic citrus, and very little, if any, hop offset.

The bubbles are rather sedate, the body a sugar-enhanced medium weight, and kind of pithy, but smooth enough, I suppose. It finishes still sweet - mixed-berry fruit, fake sugar - and little else.

While not all that offensive - it's really just a slightly malty fruit beverage- it's the various soda-pop manufacturing tactics so evident in the list of ingredients that put me off the most. A patently unnecessary dumbing down of a more or less venerable witbier name.

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Photo of Flemingpt
4.31/5  rDev +49.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Colorful and very tasty. Recommended for those who appreciate fruit flavours.

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%

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3.2/5  rDev +11.1%

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3.25/5  rDev +12.8%

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2.98/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.27/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.5/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of trappistlover
4.1/5  rDev +42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(bottle courtesy of Fata2683!!). Pours a cloudy apricot color with off-white head. Aroma is loaded with tart raspberries, hard candy and some wheat. Taste is sweet from the raspberry and malts. Thin bodied with a smooth fruity finish. I know its not cool to like this but I think this is a super-easy drinking beer and it tastes great. Heaven forbid a fruit beer is ranked highly.

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2.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Hoegaarden Rosé from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 2.88 out of 5 with 116 ratings