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

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Barbăr Brassin.
Issue of high fermentation, Barbăr winter Brassin is a brown ale containing Honey (2,5%). It is consumed cold, at approximately 5°C.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Bloemart (257) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2001
This is really one of the greatest bock-beers I haveever had. it has a great honneylike flavour and a great after taste

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
caesar (5182) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 26, 2002
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Rerate: After at least 2 more tries (i still got one aging right now), this bock has finally got it right! It’s not a beer to drink as a starter, but later in the evening the sweet caramelly malts and the complex fruity flavors come out the best. I can only say: Deliciousssss! Original rating: Finally a good winter-brew that doesn’t taste to alcohol (a lot). I can’t add anything to the descriptions already given: coffee? chocolate? whatever...

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerohen (1997) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 29, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2012 Bottled on numerous occasions. Very dark brown colored, big off-white head. Very complex malty nose, dark fruit, honey, some liquorice. Smooth malty flavor, lots of complexity again, predominantly sweet but with just enough bitterness to compensate. Almost velvety mouthfeel. Very, very good brew.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dandue (5) - DENMARK - DEC 1, 2006 does not count
best christmas beer ive had. very nice belgian strong ale with a strong taste of spices and fruits, slick feel, medium body, long finish, brown, hazy. enjoy ;-)caramel, herbs, citrus, vanilla,

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
jjsint (781) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2014 Bottle @ Post Office Vaults, Birmingham. Served in hazy glass so the blackness and the beige head can only be approximated. Smell of fresh vanilla, burnt caramel, bitter chocolate and oak chips. The alcohol is obvious from the aroma. A glorious full molasses and clove sweetness greets the lips on the first sip. Full, syrupy palette, with the tickle of the carbonation like forepIay before the final carnal swallow. I don’t get so much honey from this, but I love it all the same.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RaduLuchian (39) - München, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
A dark-red coloured bock with subtle honey, fruity aromas and caramel taste. Thick body with brownish head and a slightly bitter-sweet aftertaste. I would definitely recommend this this beer to bock enthusiasts.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
OlJuntan64 (1265) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 24, 2002
Very dark red-brown with gorgeous hot chocolate/cappucino head that lasted for ever - nice lace too. Deceptive aromas, obvious ones like hops, honey and light alcohol, and more subtle ones like chocolate, plum pudding, rum and port wine drift in and out with temperature changes. Definitely conjours up sitting around a log fire with snow falling outside while listening to a cheezey hammond organ recording of ’jingle bells’, Medium body, nicely balanced palate, enough bitter to balance the honey anf fruity sweet and slowly warming alcohol. Perhaps too nicely balanced, I could easily imaging over-quaffing on this stuff on a cold winters night. Lotsa intersting flavours, honey, caramel malt, allspice fruit cake, fainter chocolate and, yes I even got ompher’s pine needles. Not for everyone - everytime, but has to be one of the best unknown Belgians I’ve tried. Maybe I need to try some more Bocks to make a better assessment.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2002
Very good beer! In the beginning it tastes like a rochefort, but that changes quickly to have a great taste of its own. Surely one to drink!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
broncoman (8) - new monmouth, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2008 does not count
dark beer, mild flavor, malty with light molasses flavor. some orange and coriander initially. the honey tones out the bitterness of the the bok. but clean and crisp all the way through. very good!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
freekyp (1490) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Pours a dark mahogany with a smallish tan head. Carbonation is soft and Bok lends a thick oily mouthfeel. Nose shows figs, molasses, dark cherry, and raisin. Flavor is complex, starting lightly sweet, not unlike a graham cracker, and building in fruitiness but not tartness throughout. Ends with a long slightly bittersweet molasses fade.


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