MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. A tad expensive, but still there is a re-rate coming soon that will be made with a clearer head. Has a good spicy aroma and nice color. Light bodied with a very fizzy and light carbonation. I didn’t take any notes at the pub and will next time. Glad to see it on tap somewhere as it was the best thing they had going at this place, errrr well, except for the hot chicks in short skirts.
bourne (161) - Suwon, SOUTH KOREA - AUG 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
fresh fruity and crisp. pours foamy from the bottle with a nice cloudyness. yiest is not overpowering and couples well with sweetness. overall a nice beer for being named HO GARDEN
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap a a bar in warren nj,it has a pleasant,yet cloudy appearance.The taste is citrusy,yet very tasty.A very refreshing beer.
OldMrCrow (2215) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2005 From the bottle.
Pours light and cloudy with an ample head and an aroma of lemongrass, bread, and spice.
The taste follows: pleasingly sour with lemon peel and field-grass giving way to yeast and soft malts.
This is a pleasing, highly drinkable beer. This was really delicious with a subtle but well-crafted meal at Cafe Flora.
Original rating: On 8/2/05: 3.5 (7/3/7/3/15)
Dimitri99 (63) - USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Half-pint on draft in London. Nice thick white head, beer is a light yellow/white color. Easy on the palate and refreshing.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy pale yellow. Huge, bubbly white head. Cap easily floats on top of the solid head. Malt, corriander, citrus in the aroma. Same flavor. Very refreshing, easy to drink. Light body. Definitely one of the better witbiers.
Ported (67) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, pack with other belguim beers/glasses. Sharp white foamy head. Cloudy and Pale yellow colour. Smells and tastes lemon-lime with spice, nutmeg perhaps? Goes down smooth and cool on a hot day.
mustangjoe (183) - redondo beach, California, USA - JUL 31, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Very pale yellowish-white in color. Aroma was pleasant and the flavor was citrusy, as others have said. This was my first Witbier. I would say I mostly enjoyed it, but I would probably ask for a good German hefe if it was available before the Witbier.
JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy,hazy pale yellow with a musty citrussy aroma. Taste is of crushed coriander seeds (slightly orange) a great readily available Belgian.
adrian910ss (2446) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy murky whitish yellow color with a white foamy head. Smells of lemon spices and citrus seeds. Taste is lemony with a touch of lime. A beer that can be drunk in large quantities on a hot summer day. Very refreshing.