Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose is quite Belgian. Yeasty, with some sweet malts,some spicy clove and citrus also noticed. At first its sweetish (malt, candy sugar), but then dries out towards the end with some peppery alcohol. It has flavour, but somehow, it just appears a little one dimensional to me. Not bad though, 8.8% is hidden quite well too.
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2003
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown colour with nice head. Quite fruity and spicy, but far too yeasty to be really enjoyable. Even though this is the best of Hoegaarden it is not a great beer.
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a lovely dark red color with a good size head. Taste's off dark fruits with orange peel, and a array of spices.
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice amber body with good head. fruity malt aromas assail the nose. Malt balances the citrus and hops making for a pleasant brew.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Murky brown in the glass. The least sweet and least complex vis a vis Julius and Grand Cru.
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Still prefer the Rochefort 10 or a good 2000 Chimay, but very nice and way drinkable.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a cloudy, dark amber color with a medium sized lasting off-white head. Nice spicy aroma of yeasts and malts with touches of orange and coriander. Full body with good carbonation, the flavor is fruity and full of yeast, orange, and sweet malts. Impressive!
japet (38) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A little bit spicy, but a very good flavor, nice head and cloudy colour, and all in all a very good beer
Hansen (6495) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Be carefull when pouring. It's makes a big, beautifull head. A bit of spice in aroma and flavor, but not enuogh.
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(33cl Bottle) Review for De Verboden Vrucht - Le Fruit Défendu - Pours a thin, quick disspating white head and a cloudy golden- orange-brown body. Faint, fruity aroma with slight detection of spice. Taste of soft and sweet orange and spice. Very impressed!