Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium


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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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Bottle conditioned. Keg: Filtered
Previously known as Winter Bok
ABV 8%-8.5%.
Because the warrior needs to rest in winter as well, the Lefebvre Brewery has produced for you, from October to February, a winter Barbãr Brassin.
Issue of high fermentation, Barbãr winter Brassin is a brown ale containing Honey (2,5%). It is consumed cold, at approximately 5°C.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (644) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 330ml. Clear dark brownish-amber with quickly diminishing beige head. Sweetish aroma of honey, fruity (peach, apricot) and quite spicy. Very sweet flavor, notes of honey, lots of spices, dried fruits, notes of black pepper and some fruitiness. Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cluniac (69) - - JAN 15, 2015
This ale has ups amd downs for me. Good is the appearance, a nice bold black with frothy head and nice carbonation. The aroma is very unrenarkable- flat and sometimes sweet with honey. Taste is dominated by honey sweetness- not that complex. Palate also has some spiciness and afterburn- not the most accomplished. Oversll it is decent, but nowhere near the best.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardbeerman (251) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 28, 2014
Very dense brown pour from which you can spot some dark ruby highlights if held to the light. The hazel head is roughly structured with a medium retention and good lacing. The nose is very complex with raisins, honey some caramel sweetness and pecans. The taste is sweet from the honey and yeasts, fruity and medium-bitter from the presence of malts and strong hops. As for the mouthfeel, it is effervescent, sharp and light. Great seasonal ale with a smooth drinkability and enjoyable lightness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goozen (3371) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Tap at Lemmy's, Leiden: Dark Brown colored brew with an slightly sweet bitter taste, with nice hints of caramel and honey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (3148) - BELGIUM - DEC 22, 2014
The younger winter version of Barbar, a very deep ruby brown beer with creamy, dense head. Malt sweet, caramelly, a bit nutty, honeyish, candied orange, dried apricots; sweet main taste, malty and fruity, citrus touch, malt sweet finish with grassy hop touch and warming alcohol. Sweet and somewhat straightforward but in all, very nice winter warmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
poech73 (273) - Braine, BELGIUM - DEC 14, 2014
@Palais du Houblon. Bière doucereuse et forte à la robe marron et au beau col épais crémeux dégageant des senteurs de grain torréfié, de céréales, de miel, de levure. La gorgée, assez aqueuse, fort douce, quasi sirupeuse, offre un maltage généreux en torréfaction avec un caractère cacaoté prépondérant accompagné de saveurs céréalières généreuses. Le houblonnage, plutôt discret à l’attaque, se révèle en arrière goût sur des notes fleuries et légèrement acre. Cette âcreté un peu surette rend la dégustation assez désaltérante. Heureusement car son ABV s’impose un peu trop vite à mon goût.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawanna (2617) - Freising, GERMANY - DEC 12, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Biervana Honey, caramel, herbs, red-brown, hazy, frothy, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, oily feel, sticky, fizzy, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HerrBierkoenig (515) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 8, 2014
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 17032016. Pours hazy dark brown to black liquid, huge fizzy tan head, fell down imidiately. Aroma: red fruits, peach, strawberry, bubblegum, roasted malts, caramel, belgian phenols, Taste: medium to heavy sweet, medium bitter, light sour, red fruits, bubblegum, Palate: medium body, slick texture, fizzy carbonation (maked the beer undrinkable), long fruity bubblegum bitter finish, Overell: after removing carbonation, good drinkable unusual fruity ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjik83 (950) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2014
- Alcoholpercentage van 8,5% - Redelijk biertje destijds gedronken - Niet verkeerd, maar heb naar mijn smaak veel lekkerder biertjes gedronken - Vandaar mijn niet al te hoge waardering uiteindelijk ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kampfar (9) - Münster, GERMANY - NOV 19, 2014 does not count
On tap in Babar mug, dark brown beer, sweet smell of honey and malt, light brown head, full mouthtaste dominated by malt and honey, less hops and very less alcoholic taste, aftertaste with light hoppy dryness and rich of malty taste.

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