Woodpecker (23) - Warrenville, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The bottled beer is not NEARLY as good at the Hoegaarden on tap. I first had Hoegaarden in a giraffe at Ballydoyle’s in Downers Grove and it had a smooth, citrus flavor and went down very well :) However, the bottled version seems to be more bitter and didn’t have the same citrus flavor. Too bad.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a hazy, very pale yellow with a towering layer of white head. Quite vibrant aroma of fresh wheat, orange peel, coriander, and cobwebby yeast. Flavor really follows the aroma well, with orange zest and wheaty notes upfront, sour notes around the side of the tongue, and coriander + some more citrus at the finish. This was extremely refreshing, just a tad lighter on the mouthfeel than I would prefer.
bmanning (142) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - OCT 28, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draft. Pale yellow and hazy color with a large white as snow head. I remember not smelling much of an aroma - mainly just bread with citrus and spice notes. Has a refreshing flavor with lots of orange and banana, and the coriander is easily noticeable as well. Very lively carbonation may take away from the taste a bit, but it had a good mouthfeel. Slightly sweet and also has an initial sourness that goes away quickly leaving a short and dry aftertaste.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2005 Great witbeer, the best I’ve had so far. Light yellowy color, and wonderfully cloudy as expected. Far more sweetness and hardiness than the American alternatives. Refreshing and light. Save the orange slices for Blue Moon, this is much better without.
shanereid (75) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Always enjoyable. A great Belgian witbeer. Worth drinking when available. The flavors of orange and coriander are easily noticeable and excellent. A favorite when looking for a lighter flavored beer or a witbeer
tsp (113) - DENMARK - OCT 21, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy pale yellow, with white stable head. Notes of citrus (primarily oranges) and coriander. Definately one of the better Belgian Witbeers..
MissK (20) - Cleveland Heights, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells fresh on opening. Looks great in a glass - pale yellow color, white frothy head, and lightly cloudy. Light bread smell (yummy). Somewhat fizzy with very little aftertaste, which wasn’t bad at all - it’s exactly what I was looking for in this type. I had this one with angel hair nests and vodka-tomato sauce covered in sun-dried tomatos. It went surprisingly well. Overall this is a great witbier.
smeltfisher (45) - Mississippi, USA - OCT 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully cloudy-white with a distinctive refreshing after-taste. My first Belgian wheat, so I compare it to all others.
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent. Creamy head, yellowish body. Distant citrus flavor. A very light, refreshing drink
mawty (2) - San Francisco, USA - OCT 12, 2005 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet, very light tasting, citrusy.
much better cold since the flavour changes with temperatiure.
really nice except that its pretty pricey here in the States.