nstal (237) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good belgian white, but somewhat lacking that alcohol warmth. Good fruity taste, it just needs more kick.
Jayb0 (976) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice head and a crisp palate. Good summer beer and widely available. But many better alternatives exist if you can get them.
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2002
2.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2004 (BB 30/07/03) Pretty fluffy head with lasting lase. The nose is overflowing with coriander. The palate is not expressive as some American Versions (Victory, Weyerbacher, & Dominion). The beer does seem to have been pasteurized, which is why I feel this beer does not live up to full potential.
radiomgb (2143) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A murky colour beer that poured with no head. Didnít pick up on the spices but noticed the orange peel.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2002
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thanks Pierre for reviving this style. Floral perfume and spice in aroma. Light fruity tastes. Dry honey finish. Great summer supernaculum and one of the tops in the upper half wits.
ClarkVV (3757) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 16, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2007 this is a good beer. so expensive, not really worth all the money you pay. one of the strongest examples of a witbier. very spicy. tons of coriander and lemon. almost makes for a meaty taste. I think it is too strong in lemon and coriander though, and thatís about all you can taste, though it has a nice medium-full body and a grainy, wheat feel to it. My biggest complaint is that if you try to drink more than 2 of these, the flavor starts getting cloying, as hoegaarden displays plenty of that bubble gum estery sweetness. One of the better witbiers though overall.
MOboy (505) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUL 15, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hands down the most bland wheat beer I have had. Definately NOT the world classic everyone thinks it is. The massive carbonation looks amazing though.
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Good and refreshing, since Iíve tried it Iíve found it difficult to find.
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good beer for a hot day. Bitter, coriander, citrus.
erway (1004) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2002
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fenom! The best belgian white in the world.(íPeriodí) Amazingly complex from citrus flavors that sparkle on the tongue to the corriander which hits the pallate as a perfect after-thought. Probably the best smelling beer Iíve ever experienced. re-rate 7/11: Ok, so I exagerated how go this really is. After trying a lot of hefeís I couldnít rate this higher than 3.5.