muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 4, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled, 33cl. Hazy light golden-yellow, medium effervescent fleeting head. Wonderful orangey/peachy/amaretto? aroma, just gorgeous. Tremendous flavor as well, sharp oranges blending with a buttery yeastiness that makes this incredibly smooth and easy to drink, yet memorable and savorable. Near the top of the style as I've had it so far.
raindog (560) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - APR 30, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy,fizzy,beer. Decent head doesn't last very long.Great aroma,subtle spice,citrus,wheat/yeast aromas.Mouthfeel is very watery.Very light bodied.Flavors are toned down from what the aroma promised.Finish seem to be non-exsistent as well.Very quaffable though on this hot day. Was really in the mood for a Wit and this was a let down.
fraternie (797) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2003
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy body, medium head retention. Malt is citrusy, a lot of lemon and yeast flavor. Slightly spicy/sour finish. Not incredibly complex but a nice example of the style.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy orange. Slight white head. Nose is orangey, orange peel, pepper and coriandre. taste: nice orange-Curaçoa. Spicey on slightly sour-sweet base. Clinging mouthfeel, just a bit dry. yes, this is the original Hoegaarden from Celis. Congrats Pierre!
omhper (18318) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pale orange and cloudy with smallish head. Orange, peach and curacao aroma. Pleasantly spicy and flavourful, is that seville orange peels which are so obvious? Medium dry and really well balanced with a touch of bitterish spices in the finish. A top wit!
BillKismet (3163) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of my top witbiers. Cloudy yellow urine colored with compression puff head. The aroma was a delightful summer's night balm of liquid forest. Ferns and moss, piquant peppermint pine with puffs of orange and strings of coriander and yeast. The flavor was not quite as inspiring--a bit thin, but refreshing of subtle orange, pine, and coriander and lemon, perhaps.
SilkTork (5012) - Rochester, Kent, United Kingdom, Kent, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: OCT 13, 2003 All the usual suspects - corriander, banana, peach skins and cat vomit rubbed in a horse-blanket, washed in lemon washing up liquid and then left out on the newly mown lawn to gather the dew, plus a gob of antiseptic phlem coughed up by a dusky skinned virgin at midnight. But I don't like it. [2.8]
I'm starting to like wheat beers. This one has more qualities in the cobwebby aroma than the actual flavour and body, but it's drinkable.
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 23, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 21, 2006 (9/20/06, draft) Cloudy straw body with white head. Aroma is medium sweet, coriander, apple, yeast, light orange/lemon. Taste is medium sweet, strong coriander, some lemon/orange, light dusky. Light body, light crispness, acidity, creaminess. (7/3/6/3/12)
(3/23/03) Cloudy straw body with fairly large head. Aroma is lemon, wheat and yeast. Taste is fairly flavorful -- moderately sweet wheat with a little lemon tartness. Medium body that’s mildly carbonated. (7/4/7/4/14)
Hansen (5973) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Low head. Looks like dishwasher-water. Aroma and tastes like heaven. Not as much koriander but lots of citrus/orange.
adrenalin112 (57) - Lake Forest, California, USA - MAR 8, 2003
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
First, I'm not a big fan of wit's. So... here we go, classic cloudy wit appearance. Very clean taste, actually too clean. Tastes like hoegaarden without a finish.