BBB63 (5740) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2003
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Found out about this beer when visiting the Flanders countryside while living in Belgium, tasting it always brings me back to a great time in my life...Cloudy yellow and nice head, good lace, and thin-bodied. The citrus/spice combination really hits you head on. The wheat characteristic is more pronounced on th palate with just enough hoppiness to balance it out. Finishes surprising clean with minimum aftertaste. A world class witbier.
JorisPPattyn (7716) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
For Ratebeers' sake - normally I wouldn't touch this stuff with a nine-foot long pole... Well-known hazy-yellow-with-the-greenish shine. Not huge, but persistent lacey white head. The inevitable coriandre-cum-orangepeel... Perfumed, like a fragrance for a fourteen-year old fan of the Spice girls. Surprisingly bitter for a fleeting moment at first. Then it falls flat. Less spices in the taste, not much citrus , which was the strenght of the original Celis Hoegaarden. Warming up, the coriandre gets through more and more. Light bodied, empty palate; no new aftertaste, just a bit more orange. Whyever this beer became a world classic, I'll never understand. Unless because it's even blander than the usual Pilsener?
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 24, 2003
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge white head as poured out of the bottle with a cloudy banana color and a spicey, almost medicinal aroma. Very clean and dry finish with nice coriander and citrus flavors. Very quaffable.
GreatDane (101) - Skævinge, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2003
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wheaty with a taste of pineapple. Very good witbier, but 1 or 2 does it. Otherwise it gets to boring.
flemdawg (524) - Naples, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear in color. Very wheaty in both the aroma and the flavor. Almost like a loaf of bread in my glass. I wouldn't like it all the time, but it was very good.
desurfer (1189) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - MAY 1, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Frothy white head and an opaque yellow body. Lemony/spicy aroma. Somewhat bland lemon flavor, notes of sweetness and spice. I'm not overly impressed, considering some of the rave reviews on this site.
kalisto9 (73) - Crafton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 30, 2003
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is flavored with coriander and orange peel, but I got the impression of a light cinnamon flavor. Maybe it's just me, but this is a fantastic Belgian brew. The draft is supreme.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2003
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2003 Alas my forced imperial stout day has ended and I am greeted with the sweetest of drinks as it dances on my lips. So sweet yet crisp. Yellow with real head-- just like a girl likes. If the draft is superior take me there!!!
Spiesy (2338) - Sydney, Greater London, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Murky yellow colour, with a big bold head. Citrus and herb aromas don’t sit well with me at all. It’s not a bad beer its just not my cup of tea. Who would have thought to put coriander in beer??
odelay (37) - fuquay-varina, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
smooth, but not in a light beer kind of way. not as overpowering as blue moon. seems watered down at first, but the more you drink it, the more you realize it isn't