Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 26, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2008 Hazy yellow, small white head. Citrusy nose with some hops. Taste is lemony, a bit spicy (coriander and other) and some orange peels. Stronger hop character than most other witbiers. The hops do not get in the way of the acidity/astringency, it even complements it nicely and add a level complexity not often seen in other witbiers. Talk about a classic. If this beer was a song it would go something like this “…and she’s buying a witbier to heaven….” and beer store owners would put up signs saying “No Hoegaarden tasting allowed”. seeknay36 (111) - DC, New York, USA - JUN 23, 2006
Bottle. Pours a nice off white, yellow tint with an nice lasting head. Has a spicy/citric aroma. A smooth body with a somewhat herbal (?) aftertaste. I nice beer during the hot and humid summer months. mtdshn (173) - Moline, Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Bottle. Pours an incredible off-white and yellow with a nice 2-finger fluffy head. I can detect a lot of lilac and a slight citrus scent to it. Nice thick mouthfeel, goes down very well. No astringency to it. Banana and more of a herbally/flowery character as an aftertaste. A very enjoyable beer. I’m curious as to how the Speciale and Grand Cru compare. Doppelganger (1389) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JUN 21, 2006
Hazy straw pour with a persistent, pure white cap of foam. Fresh orange aroma, apple tartness, restrained cloves. The flavor is a bit hard to nail down--it feels so etherial and bright that pulling out individual strands requires significant focus. Hmmm. Dry and toasty, with a lemony-zip. A nice wheat spritzy mouthfeel, without rough carbonation. Light bodied without being insipid. This is what I it seem like those towering white clouds over the sun-drenched fields of wheat in Kansas would taste like. snowden719 (130) - Arizona, USA - JUN 15, 2006
Hazy yellow-orange color. Huge white head that dissapated fairly quickly. Strong wheat aroma with a nice spicy and citrussy smell. Nice citrus flavor. Nice level of hoppiness. Medium to high bitterness for a witbier. Spice an citrus flavors. Solid finish. thin mouthfeel, flavor could be stronger.
cheeta (1181) - Langå, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2006
Moderate hoppy aroma. Large frothy white head. Good lasing. Clear yellow body color. Moderate bitter initial flavor. Light to medium watery palate. JugOPunch (83) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 8, 2006
12oz bottle: Great earthy aroma with coriander and undertones of citrus and peaches. A light yellow pour with a clean white head. The flavor was a bit short with just a hint of what the aroma offered. Light bodied and a lightly carbonated mouth feel. A little dull on the tongue. Refreshing and drinkable but not particularly memorable. lgklotet (437) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2006
Really pale, nice head. Citrus aroma, not hoppy though. Very light in body (in a good way), refreshing. I actually prefer their Grand Cru, but this would be really nice on a hot day. ps71 (19) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 7, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 11, 2006 Hoegaarden Witbier / Bière Blanche. Alc 4.9% vol. 330 ml brown bottle. Cloudy, pale yellow. White medium-sized head, that slowly fades away. Odours of some white bread, a lot of fruit, some alcohol, and a little sugar. Fresh and semi-smooth mouthfeel. Very sweet and fruity taste. Banana-like flavours. Maybe some coriander and some orange peel, I am sure it is there somewhere. A very fine beer, perhaps too sweet in the long run. FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 5, 2006
12oz. bottle. Murky pale yellow-gold color with a medium sized foamy white head. Wheat, mild yeast esters, citrus and coriander in the aroma. Clean wheat flavors that become superceded by a mild citric tang and cordiander and estery spiciness. Mild yeasty must in the finish with residual coriander and banana flavors. Mouthfeel is a medium light, rather smooth.