ogivlado (7254) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled(330ml). –certainly the best Hoegaarden, aroma of yeast and fruit with spicy notes, very rich in flavor , great fresh spicy finish, this beer worth every cent I paid for it
ghawener (1567) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 11, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle: Dark orange with a heavy beige head, herbal and spicy aroma. Taste is complex, spicy sweet, strong of yeast. A great after meal beer.
saxo (16972) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Definately one of the best beers I have tasted. It has a nice rich flavor. The foam has a staying power other beers would envy.
DerWeg (1594) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 330 at Volo. Damn nice. Fruity and a bit tart, really nice nose and balance. And structure. And finesse. And did I say fruit yet? Stands up to those über-belgian abbey strong ales & trappists with no apologies. Actually much better balanced than some Unibroue stuff. ’Drinkable complexity’, hmmh!
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 330ml bottle in Hoegaarden glass.
Brown w/ pale head.
Smells and tastes a bit like Delirium Nocturnum, malty, pretty bitter for a belgian ale.
Rich and fizzy.
Good but not fantastic.
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a red/brownish colur with medium brown head. Aromas of orange, peach, raisins. SPicy and fruity taste. A very nice beer that got better as time passed by.
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (330ml). At Pub Italia, Ottawa. Poured murky medium brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, cloves, yeast, sour wine, some hops, oak resin, a bit of sour milk and chocolate on warming. Tastes of milk chocolate, spices (coriander), hop-bitterness, alcohol. Mouthfeel is thinnish creaminess. *Very* nice aroma, ultimately a littel disappointing after tasting.
Nekronos (4111) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Great flavor, good shape. The colour is interesting ang the foam in sweet. That orange ingredient is awesome. I like it.
Keeper (253) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 28, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark Red color, rare and complex beer, orange, banana and peach and coriandolo in aroma.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy red-brown with a giant, light tan, frothy head. Banana, peaches, cherries, plums and some subtle spices (coriander?). Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, chalky texture, lively carbonation. Drying and astringent. Nothing standout in the flavor.