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


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RATINGS: 732   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottled conditioned. Keg: Filtered.
In 1996, the brewery innovates and launches Barbăr, ale with honey.
Born of the ancestral know-how of a family brewery, Barbar beer will please you with its malt taste and subtle flavour of honey. It is brewed using water drawn from artesian wells on the site of the brewery, at Quenast, a small village to the south of Brussels. This area is well-known for the quality and the diversity of its beers.
Barbar beer is prepared from a secret and harmonious mixture of barley malts, hops and honey carefully selected by our Master Brewer. The traditional brewing method, associated with our unique strain of yeast, and the secondary fermentation in the bottle, gives Barbar the authentic flavour of a very special ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1065) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 17, 2014
Small bottle. Filtered golden body, minimal head. No yeast in the bottle. A bit sharp aroma with some sweet honey. Sweet meady taste, uncomplex. The sweetness gets cloying after a while. Harsh carbonation. Kind of industrial and boring.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Franksv6 (57) - Tiel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 17, 2014
@cafe t moortgat, Arhnem..Blondbier. Smaak is zoetig, fruitig, honing, klein bittertje.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
tazso77 (8) - Budapest, - MAY 15, 2014 does not count
Abszolút a kedvenc söröm. Elfogult vagyok, mert fontos emlékeim is kötnek ehhez a csodához. Folyékony arany, mézzel és gyömbérrel, ahogy azt a legjobb sörfőzők megálmodták.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChemaMartinez (14) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 14, 2014
Una buena cerveza belga, se nota el aroma de la miel. Se nota la alta graduación que le quita un poco de gracia.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zwiebel88 (72) - GERMANY - MAY 11, 2014
Leichter Koriander in der Nase, etwas streng. Schöne Kohlensäure und hohe Süffigkiet. Tolle Honigaromen, etwas zu süßlich, leichte Würze, leichter Alkohol. Nicht ganz mein Fall, aber ein anständiges Honigbier.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SilverfoX (185) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
doughy aromas from this which had a sour hoppy biscuit flavour and was a but rough on the palate. not awful but not far away.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tricksta_p (872) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2014
Aroma of malt, fruits, and honey. Flavour is more honey, big sweetness, too sweet for me I’m afraid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
andregoncalves (1300) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - APR 27, 2014
33cl bottle from supremo cristal. Dark gold color with thin white head. Aroma is caramel, herbs and fruits. Sweetness is high. Body is thin to medium.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fishonmyplane (402) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - APR 26, 2014
Bottle from B Cafe in NYC. Their description of the beer is different from the one here, and I agree more with theirs: "spicy with a smokey finish". Actually the smoke and honey flavors were pretty light, but it was quite spicy - they went a little overboard IMO. Plenty of flavor, but it was a bit harsh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
martjoobolut (542) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - APR 23, 2014
0,33L bottle, BB 09.01.2016 (from some random alco store @ Merekeskus, Tallinn). Pours clear golden-amber with white head. The head stays. Aroma is fruits, Belgian yeast, phenols, spices, and honey. Taste is sweet, fruits, a lot of spices, wheat and alcohol. Overall: not bad, but a little bit rough around the edges. Maybe an aged version would be better?!

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