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

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RATINGS: 713   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, a lager 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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haf (529) - Gijon, SPAIN - JUN 4, 2004
Cerveza de agradable sabor. tiene un cierto sabor a medieval, a lo mejor lo da la miel q contiene.

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Inveigler (371) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2004
Pure honey aroma, some maltiness. Soft, sweet, and a little cloying. Some alcohol bitterness but little hop balance. This beer is too sweet for me to enjoy more than one. Still, I have tasted few honey beers that have captured the essence of honey better than this. Decent experimental beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TBone (11941) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2004
UPDATED: APR 5, 2006 Bottled @room temp., served in Barbar "frosted" class
Orange yellow with steady foamy white head, lace. Malt-honey aroma. Medium-body. Quite tasteless malts with a bit honey sweetness. Bitter alcoholic finish. Drinkable blond. (6/4/5/3/13 3.1)
Rerated bottle BB 03/2007
Golden color, small white head. Strong honey aroma. Carbonated, bitterish, mixed with honey. Sweeter when aged? (7/3/8/4/15 3.7)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maeib (8404) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2004
Bottled. Slight honey aroma to this blonde beer served in its own mug. The honey taste is a bit overpowering and chewy at first but becomes more mellow towards the end of the drink. Too sweet for my taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sayravai (4667) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 29, 2004
UPDATED: APR 24, 2009 (Bottled) Slightly hazy golden with a medium, firm head and decent lace. Aroma of pale malt and honey, with some pear notes. Flavor is pale-malty, pear-fruity, quite strongly honeyish, but remains natural and not cloying. Medium to full body with medium carbonation. A smooth and balanced Belgian Strong, if you like honey. (Bottled, was 8-4-7-4-14=3.7) Blonde color (Barbar’s frosted glass so couldn’t tell more) with small head. Very strong, quite sweet and nice honey aroma. Soft, malty flavor with plenty of honey. Quite sweet, but balanced taste. Smooth, although a bit carbonated palate with a sticky honey feel. A well-made and refreshing honey ale.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2004
Mildly spicy apricot aroma. Pale, golden, straw colour and slightly hazy with thin white head. Sweet initial flavour enveloped by nice yeast spiciness finishes with a long citrus flavour. Alcohol very apparent. Carbonation is a bit prickly on the tongue and mouthfeel is quite lively. An overall impression of sweetness but this has a nice bite to it. Bottle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2004
Cloudy yellow-gold. White, billowing head. Peach (yeast) & honey aroma w/ a peppery spiciness & a piny dewiness. Light, lively feel. Almost mead-like w/ honey dominating flavour but also tones of orange, lemon, coriander, marshmallow, & pine. Finish is dry, leaving the tongue mildly numb.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2004
Pours from the bottle a slightly hazy pale yelow colour with not much in the way of head. Dry slightly alcoholic finish follows up a omnipresent but mellow honey flavour. Bit of alcohol in the nose. Enjoyable but not something I would drink on a regular basis.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GregClow (2819) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Slightly hazy gold colour with a big, fluffy white head. Great sweet & yeasty aroma with strong honey notes. Ingredients list honey, coriander and bitter orange, and all of them come through in the flavour. Quite a sweet beer over all, but a nice, dry bitterness in the finish. A very nice treat.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 2, 2004
Persistent puffy white head. Sweet volatile acidic aroma, with the alcohol much in evidence. Very sweet and sour taste, with orange marmalade, but a curiously tart finish. Medicinal edge - honey & lemon cough sweet? This is quite nice but, yet again, a honey beer has failed to wow me. I just somehow don't feel that the honeyed sweetness generally integrates too well with the whole. 330ml bottle (bottle-conditioned, but very scant lees) from beersofeurope.co.uk


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