jgb9348 (5681) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 15, 2016
1.6 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Hazy golden blonde coloured body with a smallish, single centimetre tall pure white head. Aroma of corn, grain, light yeast, bread, coriander seed and a bit of funky stale sugar. Medium-bodied; Assertive funky, bready, yeastie, corn-y and stale malt dominate this one with a very overtly funky flavour that doesn’t show spice, but does show an odd malt element and little else - some light sugars and a bit of yeast, but that’s it. Aftertaste shows more of the same with some light coriander seed and perhaps a bit of curacao or full oranges, but nothing great. Overall, a pretty bad beer that doesn’t show well and has very funky flavours. Sadly, that said - I’m glad I sampled this and will never have it again, but i’m not happy that I carted this thing across the Atlantic when much better options were easily found, but I am happy that it was just a 25cL bottle. I sampled this 25 cL bottle purchased from Beer Mania in Bruxelles, Belgium on 19-August-2013 for €1,99 sampled at home in Washington on 14-September-2016 after lugging this thing across the pond.
77ships (8086) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 22, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
250 ml. bottle @ Bahnhove. BBF 24.01.2014. Bright hazy cartoonish golden, fluffy solid white head. Nose is fluffy citrus, soap, very artificial soapy sweet bubblegum bread & sugar, artificial wheat. Taste is big soap, soapy peach, artificial sweet, bubblegum, sugar, candy, chemical, bit fizzy. Very big soap taste, very artificial sweet sugar, peach, bubblegum, artificial soft drink, chemical & soap qualities start to bother quite quickly. Meh, I expected worse, it wasn’t as bad as I feared but I would call it quite good either.
Bierridder_S (687) - BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
18/03/2016 - from bottle @ De Cubus, Oudenaarde.
Clear yellow beer (more a pilsner like colour) with small white head. Grainy, some yeast, not a lot of spices remarkable, easy drinking, thin. Not great. Thought this was beter years ago.
Wixie (335) - BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blond, hazy liquid, large head. Fruity aroma. Light body, little carbonation. Taste is sweet and a bit sour.
JefVerstraete (2920) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - MAR 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Cloudy yellow, white head. Nose of citrus, orange peel. Sweet with spicy notes (coriander). Refreshing but unbalanced. Tart notes and sweet. Not the best white beer.
nickel (1000) - - OCT 13, 2014
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ordinary witbier. Lots of spices at the nose, sour spicy taste. Bittersweet tart aftertaste
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
19/IX/14 - 25cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ my parents in law’s place - BB: 12/XII/14 (2014-1014)
Little cloudy beige beer, irregular white head, unstable, dissipates quickly, non adhesive. Aroma: bit sweet, malty, some caramel even, lots of coriander, sourish. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: sourish start, bit sugary, orange peel, lemony touch. Aftertaste: sourish, bit lemony, malts, little bitter, coriander, pretty sourish, orange peel. Although not listed as an ingredient, I cannot believe there’s not orange peel in this one. (Also: Belgian law does not force the listing of ALL ingredients, I think malt is the only one that’s legally required to be mentioned on the bottle.)
HopfenWeisse (1481) - - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy yellow color with nice fluffy head. Aroma is coriander. Flavor is citrus, coriander. Quite nice one!
Douberd (4851) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Roman Mater Biere Blanche) Bottle 250 ml at home, poured into a tumbler. ABV 5%
Pale golden yellow colour on the body, hazy, almost two fingers of white thick head, with good retention. Light lacing on the glass.
Sweet aroma, wheat, syrup, very faint lemon.
Taste of wheat, perfume, lemon but artificial, light yeast and coriander.
Medium thin body, average carbonation.
Overall okay, drinkable, nothing special though.
Alengrin (4529) - BELGIUM - SEP 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classic Hoegaarden clone since 1993. Medium thick, snow white, sticky head and cloudy yellow blonde colour; bit soapy and spicy smell, lots of coriander and curaçao, soft wheat sourishness, refreshing with a fluffy mouthfeel, citrus peel coming through nicely. I prefer this over Hoegaarden.