Just like many other alcohol companies,
Hoegaarden also produces other types of drink, I have only tried a few of these
but I do have information on them.
Cru - This has an
8.7% Vol. It is a similar brew to the original Hoegaarden, but is made purely
from barley malt, rather than a mixture of wheats, oats and barley. It is
Aromatic, pale and strong, this noble complex beer will evolve in character for
3 to 4 years.
Fruit - This has an 8.8% Vol. It is a complex beer made with a mixture of
malts and spiced with coriander. It is deep red in colour, rich, sweet, malty
and full bodied. Originally it was brewed for a local town festival, it is now
apparently a classic export worldwide. This is more commonly known as De
Verboden Vrucht by the Belgian's and Le Fruit Defendu by the French, the bottle
caused uproar in the USA because the bottle has a picture of Adam and Eve nearly
naked on it - it was thought this but it was not a picture of Adam and Eve but
it was a picture based on a Reubens painting.
- This has an 8.8% Vol. This is suprisingly light and dry and this is due to its
triple hopping, this also gives it an intense aroma. This was originally to be
called Caesar however it was found that there is already a beer in this name.
- This has a 5.6% Vol. It is a slightly stronger version of the original
Hoegaarden but is only brewed in the months of October to February. This has
less wheat and more malt barley to give a fuller taste and darker appearance.
- This has a 5% Vol. This
is brewed from an old German recipe from 1931. It is described as a fruity amber
ale and it is spiced with coriander and orange peel. This is the latest beer to
emerge from the Hoegaarden Brewery. This has the name Hougaerdse instead of
Hoegaarden as this is what the town of Hoegaarden used to be called, you may
also find really old memorabilia sporting the name Hougaerdse instead of
Hoegaarden on it.