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Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

Hoegaarden De Verboden Vrucht

Just like Hoegaarden Grand Cru, I like this beer. Shoot me. Pour is a dark burgundy body, with a resplendent head, that takes on a light tan hue, and a lovely, “noisy”, pitted, dense look. This looks great. Right out the bottle there is plenty of banana sweetness in the nose. The tastes continue to bring the same, and we get some really nice dry alcohol soaked dried fruits. More banana based yeast, and then some more vinous notes. There’s a fruity, jammy, red wine based element in there, and a...

Hoegaarden Grand Cru

Hate me if you want, I love this beer. Is this nostalgia? Partly. But it’s also a yeasty treat that hits the spot and never disappoints. There’s plenty of alcohol, plenty of yeast, and a ton of fruit esters that hit the palate. It lingers and it builds. It’s sweet, reminds me of slightly drunken days in Belgium, and great friends. The nose is tremendous, and it brings on the taste experience. They interlock perfectly. Again the yeast and the fruit are the characters that come together and...

Hoegaarden Original White Ale

A classic of its type. Despite the plaudits that I hear for other, more "trendy" and expensive beers of the style, for me Hoegaarden continues to be consistently excellent. It's appearance is really second to none. The cloudiness perfectly compliments the yellow coloration and the aroma and taste never fail to back up its great looks. The citrus and spice come through in exactly the correct amount and the refreshing ability of this beer is largely unmatched. I like this, a lot!