dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not much head, unclear pale yellow colour, but it is full of spices and fruits. Fizzy, really reminds of Champagne. It’s taste is very complex and evokes lots of interesting ingredients. This is really the Queen of white beers !
Sonia (8) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2004 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent white bier: refreshing, fruity, spicy, slightly acidic, very good.
jcanj (23) - Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I first had this beer on tap and really enjoyed it. I then found it in bottles and it is now one of the beers I like to drink. I use to enjoy Blue Moon but since I have had this I don’t know if I can go back. A light refreshing enjoyable beer.
GeniusGirl (221) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2004
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(tap) tastey! beautifully light and delicate in color... even from the sampling i had i knew i’d be ordering this one again. apple, pear and citrus notes
wpp83 (64) - Athens, Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Oh the classic belgian white beer. Normal hazy oragne color, white soapy head, and of course the citrusy aroma and flavors. I am of course not a huge fan of the belgian white, or at least I have not yet found one that I like.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Delicious wit. Pours a cloudy yellow color with a serious white head. Sweet citric aroma, some spicing. Good, full mouthfeel. Citric flavors with apple, pear, and spices. Bit of an orange-ish aftertaste. Refreshing, excellent brew.
derdun (2) - Ljubljana, SLOVENIA - OCT 6, 2004 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Probably the best wheat beer I ever tasted, it leaves you with incredible flavour in your mouth, could really taste a bit of orange in it, if you are ever in Belgium thats the beer to drink, fantastic
Adam 13 (4) - Hojbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2004 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have been a fan of Hoegaarden for a good while now, and this is one of my favorites from them. Nice and fresh citrus flavor, this beer is extremely refreshing. Great beer for a nice summer day.
zeppelinsoul (20) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A few smooth and satisfying beer. I had this for ther first time on tap at a local watering hole and was blown away. An EXCELLENT witbier. IF you want a more descriptive review, i have to say read tsarman’s review its classic. The best part about this beer is its ubiquity. It seems to be popping up everywhere, and this is a good thing, because it offers a decent alternative to the other piddle that is being served in gin mills across this country. SIt back, relax and let this smooth brew light your fire (smoothly).
bark (255) - Linköping, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a pretty different beer…
When you get the over-sized tumbler glass (especially designed for Hoegaarden) it looks like you just got a glass of over carbonated, fresh squeezed apple juice: A cloudy white-yellow liquid with white, half-thick, long-lasting foam.
Then you smell the beer and discover a mix of sweet lemonade, apples, ladies perfume, paperhanger’s paste and soft soap.
The taste is enormously fresh and the carbon dioxide sparkles in your mouth like it is going to explode, but then it just fades away leaving lots of tastes to explore: Sour apples, bitter almonds, hints of leather and white bread.
The aftertaste is as complex and unexpected as the smell and taste: A taste of caraway and other spices used in dark bread is followed by a fresh and refreshing flavour of sour fruit-drops and almonds.
Not like any other beer that I have came across, not even other white beer comes close. A break when you don’t want to have just another beer, and my first choice when I want to be refreshed a hot summer night.
I think that all people with even a slight interested in beer should at least try a Hoegaarden once.