Boutip (5346) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2003
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy brown beer with a medium head. Spicy nose with a lot of character. Hide the alcohol very well. I was expecting a very industrial beer but it seems this may be an exception. Very suprised and pleased by this beer. Adding "fruit" in the name might be misleading since this is more of a belgin strong ale than a fruit beer à la leifman...
JorisPPattyn (8793) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown; brownish, thick dense head. Nose of candi-syrup, coriandre, some dark malts. Sweet and roasted malts in the taste. Slightly perfumey - I'm thinking of chestnut flour. Thick mouthfeel. A bit soupy. An industrial brown. OK, not very refined.
RobBestwick (702) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity/wheaty nose, cloudy brown hue with an OK head, mild cherry like character, strawberries, firm body and a warming finish
TheBeerGod (5685) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice clouded reddish brown. Powerful carbonation and a strong tan head. Nose has malt with a hint of spice and cocoa. The taste reveals more spice and malt but with a sweeter chocolate hint. The alcohol came through as well. Sweet finish. Decent beer.
Choos (685) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perhaps I had it chilled too much (I am Australian it's kinda a hard habit to break) though I took a long time to drink it while the heater was on but from top to bottom I still completely missed the malt (and I am a fan of dark malts) but got lots of light fruity flavours and heaps of alcohol to it. The yeasty flavour helped to moderate it and the aroma was impressive but still came out a bit one dimmensional, dare I say lacked complexity on my palate.
haukur (1514) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmm.. this stands for it´s name, when I finished it I was begging for more! Yeasty fruity aroma.. alot of carbonation. Fresh taste considering the high ABV, a bit heavier then the White but had much more character..
Eirikur (378) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice, very nice indeed. Starts with a fruity aroma and the taste is very nice, very balanced. I can also tatse the same coriander that is also in Hoegaarden white. Lovely brew.
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very yeasty nose that persists all the way down. Rich coppery colour and there is evidence of a number of fruity esters. Even though apple should be there I can't discern it. A good beer but not a favourite.
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.