kraddel (4948) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours unclear blonde, small white head fades instantly. Smell is sweet, chemical, fleshy in a way, citrus, and an overload of spices. Taste is sweet, again that ’fleshy’ aspect, yet perhaps that might be the wrong word to describe it. Some malts, some lemon, some spices ( less than the smell, and more balanced like this ) aftertaste has hidden aspects of chemical sugars. Mild carbo, very ok MF given the abv. Not terrible, that’s unexpected. I only dislike the characteristics I previously described as ’fleshy’ ( and of course the cemical side-taste, but hey, it’s Inbev, what did you think )
kermis (8062) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2015
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can shared from a service station in Belgium. Pours hazy pale golden with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, wort, grain, sweet milk and light citrus. Flavour is moderate sweet and light bitter. Light bodied with moderate carbonation.
Maakun (2028) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Can at ’in the car tasting’ massive thanks to kermis. Hazy straw with huge fluffy white head. Sugary, some milk, actually some yeast with light spices, coriander, rotten oranges. Baby puke. Taste is sweet. Light bodied with below average carbonation. Very bad.
peponi (940) - Mainz, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Aroma: artificial apple notes, coriander.
Appearance: hazy straw color, thin white head.
Taste: sweet, sweet, sweet, coriander, sweet.
Palate: low body and medium carbonation.
Overall: Sweet like a tea :). Horrible.
kkarpfen (33) - - MAY 28, 2015
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Can fom Auchan, a 4-pack, unfortunately. Needed this for cooking. Pours hazy straw coloured with big white head and decent lacing. Aroma is quite decent really: corn, yeast, lemon, banana, mashed potatoes. Taste is very sweet and not very beery, more like spoilt apple juice. No hops and none of the refreshing qulities that I associate with witbier.
visionthing (3882) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2015
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
33cl can from a kiosk. Pours hazy golden with a decent white head. Very grainy aroma with just hints of citrus and spices. Feels more like some flour poured into a glass of sparkeling mineral water than beer. Too grainy and unbalanced for my taste. Drinkable, but I would prefer mineral water I think
dnicolaescu (1438) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAR 26, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
CAN 33CL. Toasted wheat aroma, bready, some lemon zest, coriander - almost like the real thing. But unlike it, the 0,0 has not got that fruity fresh edge. Unfortunately, it also has a smelly cheap hot-dog off-flavour. And if the aroma is more or less decent, the flavour is a big let-down: very watery, sweetish/sugary with artificial citrus notes, grainy/ unfermented wort and CO2 - hardly a beer. Bad, but not terrible.
McSherman (385) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Leuchtend strohgelb mit feiner Schaumkrone. Frischer Geruch nach Zitrone, Orange, etwas Hefe und Weizen. Geschmack: Süß, fast eine Limonade. Die Orange dominiert. Man spürt den zugesetzten Zucker und Apfel. Gute alkoholfreie Erfrischung.
Borup (8935) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
33 cl. can. Hazy yellow colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of spice, yeast, citrus and coriander.
Alengrin (3670) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2015 Alcohol-free variation on Hoegaarden Witbier since 2011 with the basic ingredients of a witbier plus citrus extracts. Thin white head, colour yellow blonde, light hazy with fierce sparkling. Citrussy aroma, artificial, lemonade, wheat and coriander, apple juice, honey. Sweet lemonade-like taste, industrial lemon juice, bit wheaty, more ’beery’ than usual in this style, thin and watery still, with light sourish freshness. More a soda pop than a beer but I had many worse alcohol-free beers. Nevertheless I am glad to read in the newspapers that it did not deliver the commercial success AB InBev had hoped for.