Rich71 (83) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 17, 2015
Matig witbier. Kwam op de markt nadat De brouwers van Palm en Duvel merkten dat Hoegaarden witbier een commercieel succes werd. Was veel vlakker van smaak als Hoegaarden en ook dunner. Had een vervelende zure nasmaak. Alengrin (5249) - BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2014
This was a popular witbier from 1989 up to its abolishment in 2008 and was a joint venture between Palm and Moortgat (hence the name, referring to Steenhuffel and Breendonk, the respective villages where the breweries are situated); it had a snow white, dense, moussy head and pale yellow blond colour with greenish hue, hazy; soft and fluffy palate, wheaty with coriander and some citrus peel but above all a sweetish, aromatic cinnamon presence, making it different from the stereotypical Hoegaarden standard. Now both breweries have their own witbiers, integrated in respectively the Steenbrugge and the Vedett brand, but neither has the same cinnamon character this one had. Too bad it has gone lost, this wasn’t bad for the style at all. SilkTork (5726) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2010
Standard wheat. Fresh and drinkable with bubblegum flavour. I had this side by side with an aged one from 1993 which, when the yeast was swirled, did produce some life, but was otherwise bland and without much character. The wheat notes were diminished, while the malt character, particularly soft caramel, came through. DruncanVeasey (8225) - NUNEATON, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2009
Slightly out of date bottle back to back with Hoey. Murky pale haze, white lid with clumps of yeast. Nose baked bean, n/a-like toasted grain and wholemeal, slight vinegar, more coriander greenness than citrus. Slick palate pumped with yeast. Incongruous cheap pils-like grain, stale cardboard, umami, very little freshness, acidity, tang or spice- in short, anything I associate with a decent Witbier. Embarassed by the Hoey, and on this showing a beer that won’t be greatly missed. Cereal-accented, industrial and very much like a crap no alcohol pilsner shandy made with low cal lemonade. mike_77 (6576) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2008
Spicy, refreshing, very easy to drink. Offers a bit more depth of flavour compared to some other white beers.
JuStuka (201) - Edo De Mex, MEXICO - OCT 13, 2008
Yellow light color, citric and spicy aroma, flavor of wheat, lemon and a little taste of vanilla. larsniclas (7038) - Billdal, SWEDEN - SEP 10, 2008
Hazy golden. Small, white head. Yeast particles.
Yeast, spicies and some gunpowder.
A bit thin. Egon (478) - Gothenburg, SWEDEN - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Hazy, pale, yellow with white head. Coriander and citrus. Hay. Candy banana. On the thin side but quite good witbier. daniele (9021) - ITALY - AUG 18, 2008
chiara buona schiuma mediamente persistente non molto profumata in bocca un po piatta le spezie sono poche l’acidità è minima Gusgus (237) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle, thanks rickgordon. Very unusual aroma of smoked cheese and bread. Very spritzy and slightly sour which gives a nice freshness. The taste is also very unusual, with a pronounced cedarwood finish. Reminds me of a dutch Maatjes herring. Wouldn’t it be fun to barrel age a beer on cedar barrels? I’m thinking Flanders Red...