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


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RATINGS: 791   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Bottled conditioned. Keg: Filtered.
In 1996, the brewery innovates and launches Barbãr, 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
330ml bottle served in a mug glass. A: Pours a deep yellow gold color. Clear. Forms a big and aired white head. Medium retention and many beautiful lacings S: Honey bomb! :). Sweet, caramel malts, yeasts and hints of alcohol in the end T: Strong on honey and sweet malts. Belgian yeasts. Grassy hops. Moderate sweet upfront and mild bitter hoppy end M: Creamy molasses body. Good carbonation. Sweet upfront and mild bitter aftertaste O: Delicious beer. Best honey beer I’ve ever had [ BA Review @ 1/2/2012 ]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ABT_S54 (219) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
33cl bottle served in a Gouden Carolus glass. Pours a dark blonde colour with a nice white head which last well. Aroma is sweetness. Taste is butterscotch which belies it (somewhat) modest ABV of "only" 8% - it tastes much stronger. Nice mouthfeel. Overall a nice beer which I was not expecting to be so good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bobroman (501) - Torun, POLAND - OCT 10, 2014
A gift from my dear friend Bartosz. Intensive aroma of honey and alcohol, a bit simillar to mead. Small head disappearing to thin layer. Cloudy golden colour. Intensive alcohol bitterness in taste with honey sweetness. Alcohol is too harsh but still it’s a very interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
UXO (472) - CANADA - OCT 5, 2014
Pours a hazy gold with one finger of loose white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, spotty lacing. Nose is sweet honey and malt, orange peel, coriander, herbal and floral hops. Taste is medium sweet and moderate bitter with building spice. Medium body, prickly sustained carbonation, with an off-dry spicy, bitter finish. I opened this last Lefebvre with a mixture of relief and dread - “Last one, how bad can it be?" But the answer is, not bad at all. I’m not a huge fan of honey in beer, but the sweetness isn’t overwhelming - the bitter orange and coriander work well with the hops to keep the sweetness balanced. The hint of peppery spice (and was there just a little bubblegum in the nose at first?) builds through the glass and also keeps the honey from becoming sickly. Not worth buying the 8-pack for, but worth picking up if you see it on its own.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vighals (1485) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - OCT 2, 2014
Lys brun noe tåkete med lavt hvitt skum. Lukter brunt sukker, honning og karamell, mye søte lukter på denna. Søte smaker også, karamell men noen bitre toner også. Medium kullsyre, kort. Bursdagsøl på fjellet. Gave fra olavho

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Excalibur123 (215) - Soria, SPAIN - SEP 24, 2014
Color amarillo claro, media capa de espuma de retención escasa; en nariz aromas a hierbas aromáticas, levadura y miel, en boca entrada suave y refrescante con amargor muy sutil; cuerpo ligero y carbónico medio con el alcohol bien integrado, sus ocho grados no se aprecian; notas a salvia y miel, buena golden ale con un sabor peculiar que le hacen diferente al resto de otras cervezas belgas.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
It has tarnished golden color with a cloudy complexion. On top I got a two finger tall, light fluffy head. This head slowly settles to a wispy thin layer with a clingy ring at the edge of the glass. This leaves some lace rings at the top of the glass and a few spots on the way down. I get a very inviting nose full of sweet malts spiced with coriander, citrus orange peel and spicy herbal/floral hops. It starts with a touch of spice and a touch of wheat malt. Bready malt and yeast notes move in with some honey like sweetness and a touch of bitter orange peel. This then leads into a mild herbal/spicy hop finish mixed with balanced malt sweetness. On the palate it has a medium to full smooth mouth feel with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
lidor1995 (14) - ISRAEL - SEP 22, 2014
The strong scent of honey (which I didn’t liked much) and weak color made me expect to a pure honey taste. Instead I got strong malty taste... Which I prefer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
Janroos (7) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2014 does not count
Do not Like the overwhelming Honey taste. Nice bottle. Too sweat. Not my beer. Will not drink this again. vanille, deeg, butterscotch

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowenbrau (2339) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - SEP 15, 2014
330ml bottle many times along the years.
I wonder how i had not rated his one yet.
POurs hazy golden with niec roty white head. Nose is sweet and honey, yeasty. Taste follows the nose, maybe a bit palate saturating for me.

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