tonythet (10) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drank my first Hoegaarden today! I must say it was a pleasurable experience. It had a creamy texture, but still was refreshing. overall a beer worth trying.
fordest (2133) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - MAY 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from San Diego Brewing Company. Hazy pastel yellow. Almost white. Bright white head that left quickly. Not much lacing either. Aromas of lemon heads and vanilla. Flavors were lemonheads again and some clove (or is THAT what coriander is?) A pretty good beer.
ilovesmebeer (7) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2005 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The first wheat beer I ever tried, and still a favourite of mine, inspite of its expense in the UK (generally upwards of £3.20 a pint). The scent when you pour it is quite lemony, and indeed it can be drunk with a slice of lemon. The gentle colour and the blend of spices and aromas as you sink this make it so very drinkable. It is so very fruity, and pours with a very good head.
Arayaga2 (1931) - portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 It looks like sparkling lemonade (and, in fact, it is often served with lemon), and smells spicy, almost gingery. The healthy carbonation adds to the spiciness, which has a effervescent corriander edge to it.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Pale yellow, typical nearly white color, hazy, huge fluffy white head, fairly attractive lacing.   Citrusy nose, not terribly strong, made up of corriander, orange peel, and wheat.   Pale corriander flavor on the tongue, very understaded.   Fairly full mouthfeel, wheaty, with a decent body.   Weakened flavor by the time of finish.   Needs to be a bit more spiced!
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2005 a mes rate:
ok we have all tried this one. it was what got me started and still holds a special place in my heart. i am not going to waste time talking about citrus and vanilla as you have all heard that before too. not what it was when i first tried it some years ago now. i am not going for all this frosted glass, slice of lime and herbs crap either. smacks a bit of interbrew these days but still hits the spot and if the pumps are looked after well still a good beer garden scoop for a sunny day
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 15, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy light blonde in color. Moderately aromatic, full of fruit and spice, giving a scent of curacao and coriander, along with a light hint of hay. Flavor is light and airy, coating with a butter toffee blanket and loaded with light spice; coriander and curacao. A pleasant, yet unexciting witbier. Boy I wish I could have tried this 20 years ago.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Papago
A funny thing happened to me the other night, I actually drank two glasses of Hefe Weizen and a Witbier all in one setting, not that they are bad, its just they are some of my least favorite sub-styles, even in the rapidly approaching Arizona summer. The beers I had were a Hacker-Pschorr, Weihenstephaner and the object of this review a Hoegaarden Wit.
The beer fresh from the tap is a beclouded yellowish-white with a monstrous white creamy head that lingers for a long time before dissipating, and the residual lace forms a tight screen to obfuscate the glass. Nose is spicy, hints of cloves and coriander, sweet malt and a slight citrus like tartness, start is lightly sweet with a mild grain presence and the top light in feel. Finish is stinging in its acidity with the hops light and pleasing, a real refreshing change of pace for this lover of strong Belgian Ales, very dry aftertaste finishes off this excellent beer, I wonder if my palate is changing once again?
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 (Bottle 25 cl) Very pale, almost milky white appearance. Lght in body but incredibly fresh and quenching with itís perfect balance between the slightly sour notes from both the wheat and the orange peel and the perfumy coriander. On a hot summerís day itís hard to find a more refreshing beer. Seems to have lost a bit of character in recent years. 160793
MoritzF (8860) - Ottobrunn, GERMANY - MAY 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Hazy yellow colour with a small fizzy white head. Aroma of orange peel. Initially sparkling, high carbonated malty, yeasty taste with a smooth fruity aftertaste with some coriander spice and honey notes. Refreshing.