caledonian (367) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy light orange color. Yeasty aroma with mild citrus aspect. Tangy flavor. For some reason it comes across as being brewed by monks.
leaparsons (9100) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold with an initially large white head. Aromas are sweet caramel malts with vanilla, spices and banana. Flavours are sweet and malty with warming alcohol, spices and yeast. Quite fruity towards the finish followed by more alcohol on the aftertaste. Quite heavy bodied. Nice but not overly complex.
scotty (1107) - SCOTLAND - MAY 25, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep golden , big white fluffy head, good bead of bubbles. Wow! a big malty nose, with more than a hint of spice! Smooth sweetish palate, BIG on flavour, certainly fills the mouth with spice and malt, finish leaves a nice clean acidic edge..one to savour. Kelso Vic.Wines
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle of 30cl. Bought in a dutch supermarket. I prefer this one to the íregularí Hoegaarden. Very fresh and with a nice aroma. The alcohol is very well desguised. Beautiful colour: golden but at the same time cloudy. A must... if you like this sort of beers.
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the best from the Interbrew stable--this is a vinous balance of acidity, sweetness and bitter flavors, with acidity prominent but not overpowering. Itís a pity we donít see much of this star in the US--it is so much better than its namesake wheat beer. A truly grand beer.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a mes rate:
aroma is great, very much like a tripel. slightly spiced with a touch of vanilla and banana. appearance is fantastic golden and cloudy with a great head but it dies very quickly leaving some fairly heavy lacing. tastes similar to the nose with vanilla, spice, banana and fruity, maybe a lick of pineapple. the alcohol is not as apparent as you would expect given its percentage. quite thick in the the pallete leaving an even more banana finsh. overall, much as i hate to admit it, i like it
haukur (1514) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
beautiful looks, golden ale with a large firm head on top. Smells like a wheat, bananas, fruits and that hoegaarden freshness. Taste is surprisingly wheaty and yeasty, this is a regular Hoegaarden pumped up in a steroid version. very good
petermadsen (390) - Vesterbronxxx, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2005
2.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
pours a beautiful, white head over the golden liquid. But the flavour is just too much. It seems to be going in every possible direction at the same time and leaves the drinker rather puzzled. What are they trying to achieve? It bears too much resemblence with a young, unconditioned beer to really set me off!
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 33 cl) Pale, hazy strong ale. Yeasty and very spicy. I believe this one has all the typical wit-bier flavourings - without being a wheat. 300493
Dutch70 (48) - USA - APR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy, big brother of Hoegaarden white, higher alcohol, very nice beer, but I like their white better on a sunny day...