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


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RATINGS: 879   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rudolf (2353) - Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 9, 2009
Bottle, shared w. Tim & Jacob. Thanks Tim! Slightly hazy gold, white head. nose is floral orange & peach, honey, a little alcohol & clay. Flavor is nice caramel maltiness, honey, fruits, toffee, spices. A bit too bitter (spicing) in the finish w. noticable alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (12660) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of honey, coriander, wheat and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of orange zest, coriander, honey and light yeast with a smooth spiced finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Pours a hazy golden color with a nice white head... Aroma of honey... Sweet tastes of honey and malts.... Mildly hoppy, carbonated... A bit too sweet, interesting, but not interesting enough to try again...

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
eManu (525) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 1, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2009 Pours haze gold color with a thin light yellow head. Aromas are honey sweet malts. Taste is bitter sweet and honey lemon, but not too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MJGG (952) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
Bouteille de 33 cl. Arômes de malt sucré présentant une légère touche de houblon floral. Robe dorée, peu de mousse et effervescence à grosses bulles. Plutôt ronde en bouche, un malt sucré est accompagné d’une touche mielleuse et d’une légère présence de levure. Finale très sucrée où pointe une note d’alcool. Cette bière gagnerait à être un peu moins sucrée.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
grandgenie (259) - val-des-monts, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2009
Bière des brasseurs RJ en format de 660ml. Dégusté dans un verre trappiste de chimay. De couleur orangé trouble avec gros dépôt de levure. Odeur de miel, caramel, levure et gingembre. Un goût de miel, de caramel et de citron. La seul chose que je peux dire c’est quand se moment je suis heureux de dégusté cette bière, elle est agréable et très simple. Une bonne rondeur en bouche et le sucré naturel du miel, jadore!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (5111) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2009
Barbar: Peculiar name. Weirdly sweet tripel aroma, nearly plastic. Just enough sediment to make it cloudy; somewhat between a cloudy hefe and a pale lager. Thin half inch creamy white alabaster head. Fairly strong initial taste bud hit. Probably tastes around 8% as stated. When I saw on the label it was brewed with spices, coriander and orange peel, I thought of a wheat beer. One sip lets you know this is not a typical wheat beer. Strong ale fer sure, possibly even a tripel, an American tripel that is. I never saw this before and now I see there are a half dozen kinds of barbar. In case you didn’t know, Barbar is said to be based on the old Viking alcoholic beverage called Mid. No data is easily retrieved about mid, tho if its viking, and an alky drink; guess what? Although the recipe for this beer is a closely kept secret of Lefebvre, and the origins of this beverage, as stated by Lefebvre, are from an old family recipe. Originating from a Viking beverage may also be the reason for calling this brand "Barbar" (like barbarian) and putting a female barbarian drawing as a logo. I find the beer just a typical strong Belgie, tripel or not. Has the attributes of many a Belgie and its not too bad going down. Finish is tripel like a Belgie fer sure but now I know why its in the strong Belgie ale style. S6L3F2T4O9

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2009
11.2oz bottle. Sampled most recently on 12/31/08 at Tria Washington Square West. Best by 2010/10/09. Pours translucent yellowish gold, capped with a big white head. Aroma is very sweet, with notes of apricot, peach, honey, and coriander. Flavor is not as sweet as the aroma, with apricot and peach nectar, white pepper, yeast, and herbs. Spritzy mouthfeel. Not bad

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HermanW (1059) - Coevorden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2009
0,3 liter fles. Heerlijk belgisch strong. Het is wel een beetje sterk maar hij verdient zijn punten.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 31, 2008
33cl bottle from Sheps Deli (Tampa, FL). Pours a hazy dark golden color with a one finger, foamy white head that settles slowly and laces the glass. Aroma is sweet and wheaty with notes of honey, coriander, caramel, some phenol. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of apple, pear, honey, caramel, spice, wood, and floral hops. Generally medium body with a slightly sweet floral hop finish.

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