vanvenlo (1085) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUL 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
9 May 2005 - Sweet fruity malt aroma with a touch of earthiness. Cloudy yellow colour, big suds lacing and a brilliant white head. The flavour lacks some distinctiveness, light sweet fruit hops and a bit watery. Thinnish mouthfeel, lacks bubbles but easy drinking. Give me something to describe and I would have been happier. A bit too pissy pants for my liking.
Dorqui (2028) - Brescia, ITALY - JUL 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light and enough evanescent foam. White opaque color, light and torbid. Sour and pric scent. Much complex with notes of daisy, lemon and yields clear. Full and agreeable taste, pungent and acidulous in the end. Practically absent bitter.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very pale yellow; huge, velvety looking white head. Lots of coriander in the nose, but citrus, wheat and other aroma’s (vanilla?) make it quite acceptable, smells even inviting. Very dull, nearly apologetic taste. Some coriander, citrus gone, (non-sweet) dough-like flavour remaining. Pale in comparison to the nose. Light, refreshing but not helped by the absence of citrus. I was expecting more from the much-hailed Du Bocq white. <P> Tasted under the name "Meessen blanche Vagant . I cannot understand InBev has let this trough, as the label has been conceived in order to be a clone from the Hoegaarden one. </P>
CEZ (393) - Milano, ITALY - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[bottle, 25 cl] Pale yellow, very cloudy, heavy carbonation. Head is white and lasting. Very fresh, floral aroma, hints of perfume and spices. Taste is rather dull in comparison due to a rather watery body and an anonymous dry finish. Citric flavour evident but not overpowering. Refreshing, enjoyable.
TomT (18) - BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2005
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A very light white beer and probably one of the weaker Belgian white beers. The taste is not very pronounced and is simply not convincing. This beer is not bad, but it does not even come to the knees of the original Hoegaarden.
oh6gdx (19631) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUN 25, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Hazy yellow colour with foamy white big head. Wheat and dishwater in aroma. Wheaty halfbitter citric flavour, with long wheaty fruity aftertaste.
weepingsuds (222) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JUN 6, 2005
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy golden when poured, head forms fast almost like a can of sprite. The taste is very light and acidic almost like a cross between a lemon soda and tonic water. Not for my own personal taste. Maybe in a small portion, but to difficult to sit through an entire .75 liter bottle.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pale yellow colour with a white head. Light spicy yeasty fruity aroma and taste. Light body and a sweet finish.
maeib (8041) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 Bottled. A very hazy yellow coloured wit with very little head. The aroma is heavy on lemony notes and there is a fruity yeasty character. The taste is quite perfumed and floral with more lemony wheaty notes. The spices don’t real shine out and the mouthfeel is a bit thin.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at DBF 2005.
Pale yellow coloured with a white head.
Aroma of citrus, spices and yeast.
Watery flavour of citrus, spices and yeast.