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 tsarmanís 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) - LinkŲping, 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 beerÖ
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, paperhangerís 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 donít 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 itís cloudy appearance and yeast laden chunkyness itís 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 Bellís 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) - Alabama, 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?).
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 26, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very pale lemon in colour, a little cloudy. Spicey nose with excellent lift. VG palate feel, quite a full bodied style but not alcohol heavy. More spice and some medicinal notes. In my opinion the benchmark witbier in OZ for $3-$4.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bizarre glowing yellow color that looked awesome. The smell caught me way off guard, made me wonder what was up with the style. Yeasty and peppery sort of smell with some very faint fruitiness, almost smelled like musty dust. The mouth is where itís at. Silky, smooth. Some bubblegum highlights in the taste, as well as the coriander. Some hidden cloves and citrus as well as the usually banana. All in all, superb.
kujo9 (1095) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Hazy very light yellow w/ ghostly white highlights around the edges. Coriander and orange abound in the aroma, but theyíre light. Predominant, but not overwhelming. Wheat malt is right behind as is a hint of clovey spice. Flavor is well balanced, tart in the finish & aftertaste, and spicy citrus between. Spicy yeast and a light acidic sourness from start to finish. Light bodied, highly carbonated, and lightly acidic in the m/f. This is a very enjoyable Wit! I know itís the stereotypical "Wit" but Iíve had much better in the aroma from Vuuve, but flavor is solid and refreshing.