gnoff (7664) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - APR 14, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at CBC, April 8 2014.
Hazy yellowish green color, fairly big white head. Herbal, green, spicy scent. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Choriander, herbal taste. Sweet, herbal aftertaste.
Hopswagger (196) - South Carolina, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Solid wit style and crisp flavor profile. Taste is not as dynamic as I had hoped but a safe approach.
doubelknv3 (968) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Straw, light cloudy, thin white head, and mild lacing. Wheat, spice, lemon, and mild floral aroma. Medium bodied, wheat, spice and lemon flavor. Decent balance, dry spice carbonation. Tongue zing.
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arnold931 (398) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale golden yellow. Nose is spice herbal with notes of grain. Flavor is some banana and lemon. Refreshing. Dry Finish.
reberiii (302) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light yellow pour. Cardboard and spice nose. Wet dog. Soapy foam. Subtle carb. I get a tad of the lemongrass, and some brightness from the orange. Easy to drink, but not remarkable.
ROBC3366 (515) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very active cloudy bright yellow with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma is grass, lemon, wheat, spice, and orange peel. The taste a follows suit and adds more lemon zest, white wine notes, and wheat malts at first. The mouthfeel is bright and clean with high carb. Full bodied at first, middle is refreshing and crisp, the finish comes back strong with a bit of a sticky syrup feel.
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islay (1055) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour from 12 oz. bottle. Scents of yellow raisin, white wine, caramel, toffee, champagne, and apple juice. There is also a lemon sharpness to the aroma. Pours a pale yellow or straw color. I poured the beer in two separate halves. The first half was clear; the second hazy, but rather lightly so. A column of bubbles rises at a moderate to rapid speed. Small to moderate amount of off-white or light gray-ish head. Looks good and appealing. I pick up pickle brine in the flavor, but without the sourness. In fact, the taste is a bit savory, surprisingly. Biscuit, perhaps even buttered biscuit, and cardboard flavors with a lemon finish. Surprisingly dry taste. Light to medium body. Lively and frothy in the palate. Overall, this beer is enjoyable enough but not particularly good, even within a style that often fails to impress.
clueo (148) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice gold and is not translucent at all. A small head. The aroma is earthy and the taste and finish are quite smooth. An excellent rendition of a Belgian White which is the closest replication to Hoegarden I have tasted.
JHeath99 (786) - - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Lazy Dog. Pours a hazy gold with a bit of off white head. Aroma of wheat and hints of spice. Taste is very subtle, more wheat and pine.
John25 (352) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very active cloudy bright yellow with a thin white bubbly head. Aroma is grass, lemon, wheat, spice, and orange peel. The taste a follows suit and adds more lemon zest, white wine notes, and wheat malts at first. The mouthfeel is bright and clean with high carb. Full bodied at first, middle is refreshing and crisp, the finish comes back strong with a bit of a sticky syrup feel. Basically this reminds me of a high level, complex blue moon. Good stuff ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone