Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2002
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Blonde colour, nice candy sugar sweetness in the flavour. It doesnít blow my mind, but itís still a good beer.
dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 6, 2002
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Fruity,small hop aroma, great corriander spice in the nose when young,thin in body but warming at 8.5ish%
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy hop aroma golden, thin body with big but short-lived headFlavour is spicy with warming alcohol, contains the regular corriander I guess. I wasnít expecting a blonde from the name. Itís quite good but thereís nothing unique about it.
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Small head, no lacing, a cloudy orange colour, sweet fragrant citrus aroma, sweet wheaty flavour. Good but there are better.
bierkoning (9586) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 16, 2004 aroma: citrus, yeast
taste: fruity, malty, long bitter finish with coreander
Re-rate: wheaty, somewhat herbal aroma and flavor. Hops are also there. Not too refined and a bit sweetish, and I couln't find any citrus. Still a tasty beer. Alcohol present, but not too apparent. Nice beer, but lacks the depth this beer once had.
eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - FEB 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this has been one of my favourites for a while, but lately ive begun to find it a bit lacking in body and complexity. and the head is weak and too loose. but still lovely and warming in your stomach.
TAR (2393) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2003 Creamy head, small bubbles, not sticky, yet great retention. Aroma of ginger, passion fruit, Munich malt? and cloves. Even with a careful decanting, it pours with the cloudiest, glowing orange-amber color. With (hefe-like creamy) yeast included, it becomes darker and nuttier. Lacking in some malt depth. Up front is medium bodied, spritzy, tart; middle is malt with hop twang lending a good hand. Aftertaste is semi-bitter with dry finish. very similar to its counterpart, 'Celis Grand Cru' in aroma and flavors. I prefer Allagash's Grand Cru over this. I can see this beer aging really well for a few good years. Will set a few aside for years to come.
legion242 (2071) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange color; thin head with no lace; lemon rind in the nose. Fluffy. Spicy. Yummy. Oily like a regular Hoegaarden. Still a bit of pepper in the back.
Bov (8837) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - OCT 29, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2007 7 years old (2000-2007): slightly hazy amber colour with an elusive foam; aroma of honey; madeirized nose; sweet and mellow, full malt body, a bit sticky: a moderate late bitterness and a long honeyish aftertaste with notes of warming alcohol - interesting development
2001: orange colour, no head, spicy aroma (cinnamon ?), full-bodied but lacking of complexity, long spicy finish
jbrus (4993) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2001
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2006 Bottled. Aroma of apple and pineapple. Light hazy, dark yellow color, white head, good lace. Sparkling start, vanilla ice, sweet, bitter, medium body, light sticky. Nice but only just above standard. Excellent barbeque beer.