bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2005 truely a great beer!! cloudy, crisp, and awesome example of a wit beer. Spicey start -- citrus finish. the standard of beligan whites!!
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - MAR 3, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Café Amsterdam (Copenhagen). Served in big-ass Hoegaarden glass. Cloudy, pale yellow. Nice head. A pretty beer. Aroma and flavor are both very friendly and harmonious; fresh coriander and citrus, some yeast. Supremely drinkable.
TaktikMTL (6468) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille de 330 ml. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes et d’anis. Apparence: Couleur paille pâle opaque. Moyen col mousseux qui perdure. Faible carbonisation. Fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices. Durée de l’arrière goût moyenne. Palette: Corps et texture mince. Carbonisation moyenne. Arrière goût de citron. (Rating #93)
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A soft yellow tone with frothy white head. very tasty, very sweet. a quality belgian white
lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Claudy cool-yellow beer with an airy creamy white foam. Citrus and banana in the nose, also faint hints of coriander and curacao orangepeel. Touche of dough and yeast in the nose. Light clean taste with touche of wheat and lemon candy. afthertaste is clean, refreshing and a litle too watery.
ALLOVATE (2681) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2005 Tasted this one years back, but it seems to have been ’mass market’ modernised now, as it didn’t appear to be the same as it once was!. Tasted from the bottle and poured into its own stumpy tumbler. Pours an opaque pale ’wheat’ yellow, with a short dense and creamy head. Aromas of spicy coriander, fell second to a candy sugar sweetness that was cloying prior to even the first sip. In the mouth, a smooth, lightly carbonated, pasty and yeasty palate revealed light citric zest and candy sugar sweetness, cloying and gluggy, with no lactic yeast and wheat hit or spicy balance. Still, all else aside, it is oddly sessionable, though cloyingly sweet and not what I remember it as....
iambeer (255) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 26, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My first taste of Witbier, a very good introduction indeed. A must try, must drink. Cloudy pour, spicy, fruity. Good.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2005 a decent white beer. flavors included anis and cinnamon spice with a hint of citrus.
IMtheOptimator (1164) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my last "accessible" beers to be rated. Poured a murky white (with the yeast) with a tall fizzy white head. Aroma is light citrusy spice. Taste is very well-rounded mild spiciness with sublte fruit undertones. The flavor seemed somewhat less profound than Allagash White, but this beer gets extra points for pure drinkability. Consumed at slightly above refrigerator temperature, it is thirst-quenching and quite satisfying. It’s simply sweet and subtle character makes it an excellent companion to simpler salty richer foods. I drank it alongside a chicken parmigiana dinner and the pairing was near perfect.
GarethYoung (1110) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2005 Hoegaarden pours a sickly clouded yellow colour, lightly carbonated appearance witha minimal brilliant white head. The nose holds the quintessential notes of orange peel and coriander with some citrus anda light spicing beneath, which threaten further interest beyond the standard whitbeer , but provide nothing but a slight metallic edge. Tastes mirror the aromas found originally but also provides light spicing in the refreshing whitbeer finish, the only part of this beer which really proves itself.
A very standard whitbier although it is refreshing , if you have a penchant for this type of beer drink it cool in the summer.