ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The original, had to try it finally after having a few beers that try to be Hoegaarden. Turns out ones like Allagash white do a pretty good job of emulating this beer. Pours the normal suspecting white style with a big foamy head. I taste the coriander notes, but it’s not overwhelming which is good. I also tasted that citrus tang that is to be expected. Everyone’s had this, it’s good, but not great. Glad I’ve had it a little later in my beer tasting adventure since it would have struck me as a little more fascinating at my earlier beer drinking stages.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
one of the best white beers Belgum has to offer. Strong coriander taste,smell is very crisp. This beer compliments almost any food. Color is very pale and cloudy,with a nice foam top. The coriander leaves somewhat of a nice after taste.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer is not just ’called’ white beer it literally is a WHITE beer. It pours a slightly off white color and has white head with a very short retention. Quite heavy lacing.
Smell: Very potent! Yeast, Lemon, citrus rinds and wheat fill your nose with lots of strong pleasant aromas.
Taste: The taste is similar to the smell. It is very active. There is a significant spicy hop character creating the flavor of cloves lemon peels and pepper. It is not overly bitey though, because the cool watery center carries a light yeasty sweet whit bread character through your mouth washing the tart citrus away as quickly as it developed. Mildly interesting but overall average for the style.
Mouthfeel: Something about the mouthfeel creates a strange stall for me. This beer is somewhat smooth but just before swallowing it stalls for a moment. Basically it does not slide down easily. I am not sure if it is the peppery character of the beer or the hops but it tickles my throat causing me to need to think about swallowing it. Strange.
Drinkability: This beer feels cool and refreshing in the mouth but did not seem to finish smoothly. It may have just been me today so I will try it again. For now I will say it is a fine Witbier and suitable for a hot day.
Hope this is helpful.
MarkBarnes (407) - Waterville, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sept. 4, 2006; 12 oz. bottle. Hazy, whitish/yellow pour with respectable head. Light & citrusy in flavor, lacking the malty balance you’d expect from other styles. The Belgian styles (light or dark) aren’t my cup(s) of tea, but I’d imagine this as a pleasant summertime beer that even a macro devotee might enjoy.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - SEP 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Pours yellow/orange with quickly dissapatimg foamy head which leaves some lacing. Wheaty, citrus aroma, big lemon. Very Flavour is super clean generallly but begins a little metallic before mellowing into orangey niceness. Smooth. I could sink a few of these happily but fairly non-dememo as Whites go. Nice but nothing to get excited about.
hayduke (4485) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2009 Poured a murky light yellow with medium head and light lacing. Nose of citrus and spices. Mouthfeel is creamy but a little cloying. Flavors of citrus and some hops but mostly sweetness. Bitter finish. I think it is the coriander that makes this taste a little odd Drinkable, but nothing more.
StueyD (1555) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy, golden yellow coloured beer with a thick white head. A light, wheaty, tropical fruit aroma, typical of style, but lacking somewhat. The taste is dry and wheaty, biscuity, plus the typical banana and mango tropical fruit flavour as expected. There is also a hint of clove spice in the background. The finish is dry. (Bottle - purchased from Tesco, Fakenham, Norfolk for 85p. a bottle).
kramer (5760) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, hotel bar, Pittsburgh. Pours a cloudy yellow body under a fizzy white head that faded to a thin covering that lasted for the duration. Nose is fruity esters of banana with some lemony citrus notes. Wheat, coriander, and light pepper. Flavor is light wheat with a little banana and yeast. Very light spicing present. Pretty refreshing if nothing else. Mouthfeel is light bodied and a little thinnish with light soft fizzy carbonation. Nothing spectacular, and pretty light on the flavor. Easy to see why everywhere has this on though, very non-offensive to those new to craft beer.
asedzie (786) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy straw color. Nice solid white head. Complex aroma yeast, fruitness, corriander. Flavor is extremely light, almost watery, upon first tasting. But a little bit deeper there is orange, slight bitterness, bright hoppiness some maltiness. I don’t think that this is quite the same beer in the bottle as it is on tap.
tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - APR 22, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2008 Tap at The Globe, Copenhagen. Hazy yellow color, white head. Citrus/orange, coriander, almost no hops (but that´s ok in this one). Very drinkable, much better than almost any pilsener.