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.
ohknaks (44) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle: Pours a cloudy yellow with a thick white head. Aroma is that of a weissbier; fairly sharp with a hint of citrus. First taste is very different than I expected. Full of flavor, fairly spicy with a hint of orange. Not quite sure how much I like this one, but it grows on you the more you taste it.
apost8n8 (123) - USA - OCT 1, 2004
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable and light. This is such a different beer. Citricy and Spicy, very lemony and served with lemon slice. The beverage is lemony yellow with a little white head. My first one seemed watery but my second packed lots of flavor. I look forward to having more.
Rentalman (103) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 1, 2004
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 24, 2004 (Draft) This beer grows on you. With it’s cloudy appearance and yeast laden chunkyness it’s a bit of a strech for someone who is new to this style. If you can get past that you will find a delicate lemony flavor that packs some nice spicyness. Full of flavor and great on a hot summer day with a wedge of lemmon and a stamper.
olmancd (2) - Ohio, USA - SEP 30, 2004 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite beers. Found it in NYC be accident and had to wait years before it arrived in Ohio. I like Bell’s Winter Wheat better but I can get this beer in the summer. Very refreshing with a clean taste. A great light beer for any occasion w/ enough flavor to go with food from wings to lighter fare.
arhythmt (69) - USA - SEP 28, 2004
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Watery flavor, too citrus-heavy (especially toward lemon scent), but it smells and looks nice. There are much better witbiers out there, such as Blanche de Brugges (sp?).