skortila (4309) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is quite good. Quite heavy taste for a light-coloured beer, which makes it more adorable. Bitter taste and finish.
Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Judging by the United Nations of people that have rated this, Canada is the only country that doesn’t get this one. Given that Interbrew is #2 in this country, that really sucks ass, because this is one of the few beers they make that’s good enough to buy twice. Hell I only use the regular Hoegaarden to cook mussels. But back to the Grand Cru: light orange, cloudy; complex aroma - spice, alcohol, white pepper; the body is firm and lush at the same time, the palate is wit-like, oaty, and with good spice and firm alcohol. As "tripel-wits" go, this is far better than Don de Dieu.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Re-rate: liked just as much as the last time i had it. Hints of orange peel coriander on the nose, with slight hints of apple and pepper. Sweetish palate, with an apple juice flavour. Slight bitter finish, but also a slight alcoholic finish, which was the only down point on this beer, otherwise fine.
Brewsoc99 (29) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 12, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicate, complex & spicy. Incredibly filling has a beautiful appearance especially when in it’s appropriate glass. Thumbs up.
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - AUG 2, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m not the greatest favourite of white beer, but I won’t neglect this famous belgian beer.
caesar (4610) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow color in the style of belgian wheats. Firm head, with longlasting lacing. Taste is very spicy, citrus-elements, and complex in a way it’s heavy on the stomach (what’s the english expression?). It’s more a strong German Wheat, instead of a Belgian one. Spicy palate.
NephYliM (16) - FRANCE - JUL 17, 2002
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
complex, spicy and with perfect appearance.
Kåstå (1272) - Mol, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2002
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Yellow, milky, big head. Sour aroma. Bitter with a slightly bitter after taste.
RAUCHFEST (122) - PROSPECT PARK, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2002
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
nice complex beer my second trip to the brewery i skipped the tour with several people and we drank in th pub i drank about 4 crus bought 8 to go (sold in 4 packs) drank three more waiting for plane needless to say it was a quick flight because they knocked me out.
Linc (737) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep blonde, with a nice smooth yet full body, OK head. Reasonably complex, easygoing with just a hint of fire showing through. Goes down well, finishes with nuts in the mouth. (yes I am talking about a beer here!)