bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque, cloudy yellow with a quickly dissipating white head. Very pleasing to the eye! No lacing.
Sweet and sour comes through in the aroma. Lots of yeast and bread too. Coriander really comes out as the beer approaches room temperature.
Spicy and crisp at the start. Lots of coriander in the middle. With a nice tart and spicy finish. I love Belgian wheats!
Very highly carbonated like a sparkling wine. Could use a bit more in the body and mouthfeel but theflavors more than compensate. Classic beer.
alimcb (23) - ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2003
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hoegaarden is (in the UK at least) VERY expensive, and although it is EXCELLENT it doesn't justify the typical price tag of £3 a pint.
tpoid (25) - USA - JUL 11, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The label is true to its contents: white cloudy color. Head a little to thick to my liking. Very carbonated, very spicy. Left a somewhat bitter aftertaste. Nothing exceptional.
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 (2387) - 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.