bobaidan (529) - Southington, Connecticut, USA - MAR 2, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours very very light with a big white head. Aroma is very fruity with a strong corriander presence. Mouthfeel is thin, but bubbly. Flavors are fruity and smooth. A very good beer for a hot summer day. Way too easy to keep on drinking them.
larsga (6684) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 5, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thin white head, hazy yellow body. Powerful, dense spicy lemon aroma. Thin, watery oregano yeasty taste. Watery aftertaste. Well. Give me a Hoegaarden instead!
beerbill (3569) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 1, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, straw yellow color with a foamy white head that disappeared somewhat quickly. Sweet and sour notes in the aroma, which also come through in the flavor. Not sure what to make of this beer. One mouthful I like it, the next I don’t. I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that the Celis White from Texas was much better.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JAN 23, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2006 Tap. Good and persistant head. A bit of citrus and vanilla. Pale golden in color. Overall a pretty good wheat beer.
22/12/06: Now also tried on bottle under the alias Mannekes Pies.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of popcorn and vanilla play with some hops. Taste is similar and lightly sweet, though thin and citrus does kick in a bit.
unibaren (157) - 8000 Århus C, DENMARK - JAN 3, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Sampled 25 cl bottle labeled: Gensch Mannekes Pies. Pretty weak citrus-dominated aroma. Slightly hazy pale yellow color. Fast disappearing head. Light body with medium strength citrusy aftertaste. Not unpleasant in any way - just uninteresting.
Oakes (13539) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2005
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy yellow colour. Malty, cheesy aroma - though purists would argue this is not actually cheese but some vile plasticy crap that calls itself cheese. The French certainly wouldn’t call it cheese and I suspect the Belgians wouldn’t either. That kind of cheese. Not something I want to smell in a beer, to say the least. The body is tart and watery with only a hint of coriander and an accent of nutmeg. A shade of a wit, and evidence that without vigilant stewardship, legacies have no staying power.
pivo (2632) - GERMANY - NOV 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This isn’t as good as I remember it about 10 (or more?) years ago. There was a beer festival under the Brooklyn Bridge around the same time Pierre was debuting his beers in American. I was taken by this beer then. Something has changed, I’m sure. Slight sulfur musty nose. Hazy pale orange color with a fluffy white head. Corriander notes with some banana amidst a thin wheat body. Dainty napkin dry end. Creamy mouth feel. Quick and refreshing.
Dorqui (2144) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 28, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Draught at Unicorn Scottish Pub (Brescia).
Compact foam and of good persistence. Yellow color pale. Little fizzy with a lean body. Little dense and evanescent.
SilkTork (5407) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2005
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg - Unfiltered, Man Of Kent, Rochester. Hints of sourness. Some vanilla. Slightly dry. Some warm woody spice. Faint hints of chocolate in the background. Whiff of baby vomit, returning in the swallow. More character than Hoegaarden (which I drank immediately after), but lacking in passion.