jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice yellow cloudy color with a nice white head. Taste is citrus and spices. Overall a decent wit.
lazicn (1) - CANADA - JUL 3, 2003 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Interesting beer. First time I had Hoegaarden, was amazed by the glass :) Thick head, strong citrus and spice aroma. Had a taste that is fairly polar - either you will really like this beer, or find it revolting. Fortunately, most like it. Orange and coriander are the dominant flavors. Much better draft than bottle, but I may have got a bad bottle. Avail at LCBO in Ontario.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 2, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy very pale, nice frothy lace. Citrus yeasty aroma. Flavor is smooth, yeasty, citrus, and spicy. The spicey coriander realy comes out as it warms and it is much beter. Finish is dry and spicy, quite nice.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 1, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2008 Billowing white cream; hazy, pale lemon hue. Fried bananas served with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon; oatmeal with stone fruits. Brief malts give to tangy acids; coating wheat lingers into a bright lemon zest finish. Well attenuated yet creamy; drying with fluffy carbonation.
Smooth and safe with tangy acids and intriguing spice.
33 cl bottle, best before 20/07/2009.
Pours very cloudy, pale yellow with an average frothy head. Smells very spicy to the point of exclusion of other smells. So it’s not much to see or smell. Tastes like yummy-refreshing wheaty-bananas. Very light feeling; watery, with very active carbonation. Finish is short and clean, a little more bitter than the start.
Frank (2305) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very pale and very cloudy. Big foamy head. Rings of lace. Citrus/perfumy aroma. Very light and refreshing. Notes of perfume, citrus, and clove. Nice.
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2003 Okay re-done and much better. Maybe my palate is getting better these days. Sweet, citrus flavor. Nice head with a clean finish.
bowen008 (134) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
If this is coriander and orange why doesn't it taste like Sunshine from New Belgium. I taste banana.
TheBeerGod (5006) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouts a nice cloudy blond with a puffy white head. Nose is spicy and seems overwhelming to any other aroma. The body relaxes this a bit and allows a slight fruity note to intrude on the spice. Finishes with a bit of spice and sweetness on the tongue. Not as good as I remember but it is not a bad beer.
DrinkingbuddyD (129) - Warsaw, New York, USA - JUN 25, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very pale and hazy yellow color with a beautiful tall foamy white head. Unusually pale yellow like a lemonade. The body has hints of sour apple and citrus flavor. Finishes with a sweet candy flavor. Overall, a superb belgian white.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUN 25, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
poured out into the glass very hazy yellow straw, lots of mixing of whites and yellows, like watching watery latex paint mix. A huge creamy, thick, foamy head grew over and beyond and was quite a thrill to see. Smells right away of the orange and lemon, extremely citrusy. Nothing out of the ordinary for this Belgian beauty, but good non the less. Tastes of a citrus brew, very citrusy with orange and lemon strongly presented and felt, with a hint of spice, coriander I believe.