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


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RATINGS: 670   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
domienS (227) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2015
Pours a dark brown beer with a big beige fine head. Smells malty, spicy and a bit yeasty. Tastes sweet and malt bittery. Leaves a malt bitter palate. palate is alcoholic, medium saturation and big mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lello4ever (331) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
La belga Lefebvre produce questa birra aromatizzata al miele. E’ la sorella maggiore della equivalente bionda che ho già provato in passato. Si presenta scurissima, marrone, quasi nera e con poca schiuma. Molto dolce al naso e naturalmente anche al palato, sapore dolce di caramello e il miele si avverte ma solo in un secondo momento. Carbonazione elevata, mentre l’alcool si nota senza eccedere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Percy0103 (317) - MEXICO - FEB 11, 2015
Reviewed on 07/02/15. Bottle, 330ml. A dark beer with a red hue and sediments at the bottom and a medium brown head. Aroma is of spices, caramel, roasted malt, honey and alcohol. Taste is bitter with an alcoholic finish. Medium bodied with considerable carbonation and some astringency. I expected this beer to be sweet, but it wasn’t. Roasted malt character with a bitter alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sdaniel90 (589) - Mexico City, MEXICO - FEB 7, 2015
Bottle, 33cl. Opaque ruby/dark brown with a frothy brown head. Spicy, roasted aroma with hints of dried fruits, apricots, nuts, honey. Medium to robust bodied with moderate to fizzy carbonation. Low sweetness for all the honey, with a subtle but considerable herbal bitterness. Strong dark malt character with a bitter toasted finish. Rich, warming and very pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (877) - 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 (73) - - 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 (283) - 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 (3559) - 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 (3674) - 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 (302) - 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.

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