highlandlad (1447) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - FEB 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 26, 2005 Rerate: my, how your tastes evolve over time. I made little of this first time I tasted it. Now can’t get enough of it. Poured a cloudy amber colour with a short white head. Lots of fruit and yeast esters in the nose. Sweet and fruity at the front of the mouth and develops some spicy bitterness at the back. Rounded mouthfeel, with some alcoholic bite in the finish. (Bottle)
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not exzpecting much from this one, it really gave me a nice surprise, good full flavour rich palate, no wieeries in that department, perhaps my opinion concerning hoegaarden needs some ajusting.......
DrBeer (862) - Solna Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 31, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Matured 2,5 years in my cellar.
Orange brown and hazy with thin white head.
Fruity aroma with with woody and sherry notes. Notes of banana, alcohol and spices.
Spicy flavor with notes of pencil lead, wood, rocks,alcohol and almonds. Low bitterness.
oh6gdx (23671) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 28, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled, huge white head (no matter how I tried to pur it), disappeared in a few minutes. Orangebrown/golden coloured and cloudy. Smells very fruity and fresh. Tastes fruity, spicy and a bit of alcohol. The minor alcohol taste fits the whole well, and suits the sweet fruit taste. Wellbalanced taste.
tomxcs (321) - California, USA - JAN 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden amber with a small white head, some lace. Very fruity, some "horseblanket" aromas. Effervescent hop flavor with flowers, citrus, spice, alcohol...nice bitterness too. Basically like "regular" hoegaarden X 2 plus notes of alcohol.
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sharp and astringent with a very acrid nose. Pours cloudy. Comes across like an amped up wheat, which I guess is pretty much what it is. Has all the expected Hoegaarden characteristics in abundance - Citrus, spice, etc - but with an added sharpness. Fresh, a bit different, and fulfills its promise.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is orange and cloudy with a nice fluffy white head that faded too quickly...smell is citrus, orange zest and lemon, coriander, cloves, and yeast...along with a hint of alcohol...taste is sweet at first with more citrus fruits, then some serious alcohol with a touch of yeast...tastes like Hoegaarden Speciale but higher grav...finish is sweet and alcohol...
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was good, but very very light. hints of orange and other citrus. barely any head. easy to drink, slightly bitter finish.
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled, whilst in Brugge.
Foggy golden body, with foaming off-white head. Bitter, wheaty aroma. Spicy coriander flavour. Dry palate.
Indra (2711) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 2, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy, citric aroma, some spicy hop along with the lemon, orange and tangerine accents, also some coriander and allspice, wheat malt and very light honeyish sweetness. Opaque medium golden orange color with a very creamy, bountiful, lasting head and lacing to match. Strongly fruity and spicy flavor profile, very citric and full of yeast esters including banana, clove, coriander and pepper, lots of juicy orange and bitter lemon. Some bitterness apparent towards the finish, which is also lightly astringent and warming. Palate is highly effervescent, body is medium-full. Rich, fruity, spicy beer. Akin to what I’ve come to know as a "Double Wit". 33cl bottle, sampled at De Beiaard, Amsterdam, unfortunately quite a smoky environment.