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


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RATINGS: 841   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Skidds (252) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2008
Poured a hazy brownish orange. The honey is very strong in the aroma, some mild fruit notes also. Have a malty, spicy and of course honey flavour.This is my first honey ale, but if others taste similar to this, it is definately a style I will embrace. I was happy to try this one and will have it again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gary07734 (500) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2008
0.33l bottle from Belgium. Pour nice orange/brown colour with a good creamy head. Smell is distinct honey and some alcohol, taste is much the same with sweetness from the honey all the way through until the medium alcohol finish. Honey beers are an odd concept but this is a nicely balanced, natural tasting one, very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2008
Bottle. Great on a hot day. Pours a sticky hazy amber orange beer with a white head. Aroma/flavor is orange honey, malt, some spices candi sugar and some earthy hop character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 6, 2008
It pours a slightly hazy amber beer with a nicely remaining head. The nose is of honey, orange peel, candy, coconut, tobacco, ginger and coriander accompanied by soy sauce. Sweet taste with honey dominating. More coriander showing up in the flavor than in the nose. Notes of orange peel, candy and ginger. Highly drinkable. Beautiful lacing. Some coconut, cinnamon and tobacco sneaking in. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely balanced. Sweet spicy, slightly peppery finish with a grassy component. A great beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2008
Not my favourite Belgian by a long way but beer and honey is not a good mix for me. This is certainly one of the better ones I’ve had though. Obvious honey but has a nice tone of a posh dessert to it. Smells like a slappers tuppence.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2008
33cl. bottle at home: Brilliant crisp dark gold with an off-white creamy thin head with staying power. Very lively looking carbonation. Smells nicely grainy and malty with slight toast and honey drizzled on top. Somewhat sweet. Something almost creamy about it on the nose. Like a big bowl of french vanilla ice-cream. Also a spicy grain note. I remember being disappointed with this beer last time I tried it a couple years ago... but now I am a little surprised. Nice play between toasted malts and a floral/herbal vein. Definitely a bit sweet under this toasted layer. A bit of light caramel and raw cane sugar. Herbs start to get a bit astringent halfway through. Then comes in vanilla again with some oatmeal cookie dough and raw wheat. Long herbal and sugary finish with a bit of toast fading in and out. CO2 is high but it works here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CH-303 (1746) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - JUL 1, 2008
Appearance: Light orangy brown. Shortlived, alright head. Aroma: Honey and some fruit. Quite sweet. Taste: Obviously some honey. Nice bitterness. Nice surprise. Info: 330ml bottle, 8/3-2008

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gam (3681) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2008
Thin head sack to mild cover on orange looking ale,good carbonation.Aroma Hops and honey,malt caramel.Flavour great honey taste,hops good,maltiness with the honey is tops.It,s a sweet honey taste almost floral.There is some orange and lemon flavopur as well,good stuff.Finish bitter sweet,full flavoured.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Tasted at the SDCF. Hazy yellow with a fizzy white head. Bready fruity aroma. Sweet berry fruity taste with a smooth finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mmmbeer (1335) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2008
11.2 oz bottle poured into tumbler- poured transparent darkened honey color, high-medium carbonation, white head quickly bubbled away with a few spots of lacing. Aroma of honey, spice (nutmeg and some sort of pepper), and yeast. Hits the mouth with a medium body, the texture seems a little uneven on the tongue, some sweetness and spice in the middle, finish has an alcohol note with a floral undernote. A bit odd- something just seems off in this one.

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