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


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RATINGS: 637   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
spacecube (1027) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
330ml bottle, pours deep deep red, almost black with a bubbly off white head. Aroma has cherries, figs, almond, honey, biscuit malt, liquorice, sweet to start but balances very well with moderate, short bitter finish with cherry aftertaste. Nice complex aroma, full body, oily feel, average carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1888) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2014
330ml bottle from Vanuxeem. Pours coca cola black with bubbly head. Aroma is malt and toffee. Taste is coca cola, dark fruits, syrupy caramel and a faint hint of honey. Unexpectedly nice compared to the standard Barbar.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Renobob (1001) - Besançon, FRANCE - SEP 25, 2014
Bue en bouteille de 33cl. Bière très maltée, on ne sent pas le houblon. Arôme discret de miel, sucre candi et alcool trop présent. Bof.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shain (97) - ISRAEL - AUG 23, 2014
Bottle 330ml. Pours dark, almost black opaque color, with a dark red hue. Head is foamy, beige tall and short lasting. Aroma of yes, dark malts, caramel, sweet. Mouth feel is oily to watery, very foamy, medium carbonated. Strong sharp tang, feelable alcohol. Full, rich body. Very pleasantly tangy due to alcohol, carbonation and roasted bitterness. Taste slightly bitter at first, then balanced by some sweetness, very good balance. Slightly heavy, much more so then the light version. Tastes of dark roasted malts are very front stage, slightly hiding the other flavors. Also some bitter-sweet burnt sugar, caramel, yeast, even more malt, dried fruits, bread, umami, very slight honey flavor. Alcohol taste is hidden, but it’s felt in mouth with nice tickle. Ends quite clear at first, leaves a rich, not sticky coating, with flavors of malt, yeast and bread, nicely umami. But then developes a sticky sweet after taste. Quite a heavy beer that will do well as a cold weather beer. More balanced, hearty and rich/meaty then the light version, but less sweat, also much less crisp and less "easy" to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maarten1993 (400) - - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2014 Drank with Marijn while watching soccer 10/8/2014. Nice bok-beer. Dark look, slighty thick beer. Nice. Taste is a bit neutral. However, hints of honey and other pleasant touches are apparent. Despite that, it’s not shocking. But still okay. Rated slightly higher after drinking again 18-12-2014.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (537) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2014
Aroma is zoet met kruidige toets. Smaak trekt goed door met licht zuurtje eroverheen, zoals gedroogd fruit en bittere citrus schil. Mooi donkerbruin met langzaam inzakkende kraag. Fles met beugel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (434) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2014
Bière brune foncée aux reflets rubis, remplie de (très!) grosses particules en suspension, bonne effervescence, et surmontée d’un large col brunâtre, mousseux et dense, et qui se réduit tranquillement en formant une belle dentelle sur les parois du verre. Arômes principalement sucrés, miel, caramel, cassonade, sucre d’orge, avec du pain grillé, un peu de grain rôti voire légèrement torréfié, subtil malt fumé, abondant petits fruits foncés (raisin, cerise noire, prune…), alcool, levure belge, et une toute petite touche d’anis. Nez bien intéressant, belle complexité, bonne intensité. En bouche, pétillement élevé sur la langue, breuvage légèrement mousseux, onctuosité intéressante au palais, le corps est moyennement rond. Au goût, moins sucrée que le nez laissait présager, plus alcoolisée cependant, levure belge, épices (anis, poivre, muscade, piment de la Jamaïque…), pain grillé, grain rôti, petits fruits foncés plus subtils en bouche qu’au nez. Même si c’est significativement moins présent qu’au nez, on goûte le miel avec une touche de caramel/cassonade. La finale présente une amertume de faible à modérée avec un houblon plutôt subtil qui semble surtout floral, et peut-être épicé. Intégration des différentes saveurs plutôt moyenne (alcool un peu trop présent, amertume qui jure un peu par rapport au reste des saveurs…), belle complexité cependant, très intense en bouche. En définitive, il s’agit d’une très bonne bière!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1255) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 2, 2014
Zeer lekker biertje vol van smaak met een toets van honing. Zeer lekker om te drinken op een koude winternacht. Een absolute aanrader!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (994) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 20, 2014
(Bottle) Great looking beer, very dark but ruby red when held to the light, with good tan head. Pleasant aroma - red berries, toffee, raisins. Full body with creamy carbonation and some stickiness. Good, and different, taste - quite light and fruity like a soda at the start, but this quickly gets replaced by a dark toffee sweetness and by finally by burnt sugar bitter notes. Unusual and very pleasant.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (1275) - NORWAY - JUL 11, 2014
Dark brown. Short beige head. Slightly sour aroma of caramel and mature white cheese. Fruity taste of dark caramel. Fizzy mouthfeel.

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