Frank (2223) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2004
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks like the most recent ratings for this are all abnormally low. Bad batch? Mine was good anyway... Lightly hazy with a creamy head. Vibrantly spicy nose, so much so that it’s hard to put my finger on everything going on--oranges and chrismas all wrapped into one. One the other hand, the flavor is somewhat more subdued--softly citric with a hint of cologne. Mouthfeel is also soft if a bit flat. Overall, not really a traditional wit but an interesting one.
crazyvin (1801) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2004
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aftertaste ruined this beer for me! initally tasted citrusy with some malty note. The malty notes seam to be that of rice, but the aftertaste seemed almost dirty as i drank more of it. Kinda of a dull apperance too pale opaque yellow. it could have used a little more red to it.
JoeM500 (1902) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - SEP 12, 2004
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: cabbage nose, clear and very pale. White pepper and coriander over cabbage, whoa, nasty aftertaste. Orangey and dry at the finish
Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2005 Keith-This beer has the lightest color you will see. Nice clear head and a light aroma. The flavor is very crisp and clear. Very refreshing but the taste goes away just seconds after you taste it. I like this one despite the bad side.
jaymobrown (1587) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2004
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Spicey white pepper. Fish oil. Tastes like spoiled cabbage with a bunch of spices thrown in and then let to stew in a pot for a couple of hours. There’s quite a lot wrong here.
Cornfield (5274) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2004
0.5 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
UPDATED: JUL 6, 2005 I honestly thought that this beer was a joke of some sort until my life-long pal assured me that he’d spent $5.00 to buy it at the bar in Quenchers. I had the couple of slugs that RAYBOY01 had left in the bottle, then went to the restroom. This crap smells bad, tastes fruity-sick, and hits the gut like a hot coal.
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Jine (896) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice wit. Only one thing that confused me was that it really had almost a ginger ale taste. There was definite ginger going on. Not a bad thing, but it was a surprise.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pale in color, extremely well carbonated, moderately hazed, good head formation. Sweet honey aroma, malty with a touch of sugar. Sweet, cleanish malt palate, sugary at first with an abruptly dry finish. Couldn’t get much spice.
duff (5484) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUN 24, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, in the vaults of HI International. Really authentic wit. coriander, orange peel. Nice and tangy, lightly tart, full palate, refreshing. Nice one.
Shag (2501) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 5, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a wonderful smelling witbier. Cloudy yellow appearance with a large head. Flavor is orange peels, lemons, and grapefruit. It has a slightly spicy and sour aftertaste. This is a great witbier and it kicks Hoegaarden’s rear end!