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

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RATINGS: 613   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.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sblsimone85 (236) - USA - DEC 9, 2012
Una birra molto particolare subito al naso prevale un aroma fruttato e uvoso, mentre al palato oltre il classico dolce di una dubbel belga si scorge molto deciso il miele. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maarten1993 (283) - - AUG 11, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GSAP (489) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pumpkinhead2 (325) - 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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1096) - 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!!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pyobon (909) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (781) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nisse666 (4141) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle from L’échoppe Médiévale cons 2014-07-06 St Pierre la Mer AR: bonbons, caramel, some soda I had when I was wee AP: dark hazy brown, fizzy lively sand brown head F: fizzy, syrup, Coca-Cola, sugary feeling, burned sugar, medium low bitternees, finishes burned almonds

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (494) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Bottle 33cl. Klub malých pivovarů. Dark reddish-brown color, fruity and sweet aroma. Great belgian strong ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
adster (203) - HUNGARY - JUN 22, 2014
Gyorsan fejlődő, tömött habkoronájú és egészen mély vörös, inkább már fekete színű főzet. Illatában a pörkölt maláta jegyeit hordozza egy cseppnyi méz aromájával, mely ízében is fellelhető, csakúgy, mint az aszalt gyümölcsök és némi kékszőlő jelenléte.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
generallee08 (638) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
It pours a very dark brown color that has coppery highlights. The body is nearly opaque and it forms a big tan foamy head that has very good retention. It also makes nice lacing on the glass. The aroma has sweet, fruity and spicy character with just a hint of hops. The flavor has a wonderful natural sweetness from the honey and malted barley. Dark sweet fruit notes of raisins, figs and plums mix with coriander, bitter orange peel and a touch of earthy yeast. Hop flavor is very mild and adds just a hint of bitterness. The alcohol adds a nice warming quality and it finishes slightly dry. Its palate is medium to full bodied with a smooth creamy texture that is tempered by its lively carbonation


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