dnicolaescu (1084) - 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 (248) - 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 (6989) - 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 (2885) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (9479) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml Dose. Ins Glas ergießt sich ein trübes leuchtend gelbes Bier mit schöner großen Schaumkrone. Geruch hefig, fruchtig, Citrus, Gewürze. Geschmack hefig fruchtig, sehr süß bananig, erfrischend, ok!
kevnic2008 (9127) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - APR 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow color, white head. Aroma of wheat, grain, citrus. Flavor is grainy, yeasty, light wheaty, salty, citrus.
avw1982 (95) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - SEP 30, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl can @ home. Nice alcoholfree beer. Nice white head and a very refreshing taste. Close to the regular Hoegaarden.
tderoeck (5696) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2013
1.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
25/VII/13 - 33cl can @ my parents’ place - BB: 27/V/14 (2013-666) Thanks to my dad for splitting this, would’ve been a waste if I opened one just for myself ;-)
Little cloudy orange to pale beige beer, small fizzy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: typical Hoegaarden smell, lots of coriander, wheat touch, grains, bit of citrus peel, some oranges. MF: soft carbon, light body. Taste: sweet sugary start, bit of grains, sourish, lemony touch, slightly bitter. Aftertaste: lots of coriander, spicy, still sugary, lemony touch.
Douberd (2969) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - FEB 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle of 300 ml @ home. The bottle has a yellowish label, so I thought at first that it was an alcohol free version of the Hoegaarden Citron. Anyway. Poured into a weizen glass.
Colour is lile the original’s Hoegaarden, camomile like, only less hazy and actually semi-transparent. Head is creamy with a white colour, two fingers in height, very quickly becoming just half a finger. There, it stays for quite long. Activity in the glass is a average.
Aroma is quite similar to the original Goegaarden, with citrus fruits, only much stronger lemon aroma, and sort of artificial too.
Taste is mostly of lemons and a corn syrup aftertaste left behind. Not so strong as with other alcohol free beers though and at least it doesn’t linger that long in your mouth.
Thin on the body as expected and light carbonation.
Overall a nice alcohol free beer, for those times you’re not allowed to have a normal beer.
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can 330ml. @ The Danish Summer Gathering, TFODRBSG12, Ulfborg.
Unclear matt light yellow colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, white head. Aroma is light malty, moderate yeasty, citrus, lemon, spicy, coriander. Flavour is moderate sweet with a average duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.