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


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RATINGS: 752   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2005
Bottle at the Alex P Keaton, in London, Ontario. CLoudy, hazy yellow with frothy white heady goodness. Aromas are minty, cloves, honey, and alcohol. FLavours consist of bananas, honey, some breay and alcohol flavours as well. CLoyingly sweet finish though. Gains some complexity as it warms. If there were an imperial witbier, this would be one IMO.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10522) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - OCT 16, 2005
Golden with a wonerdful creamy lasting white head. Very nice fruity aroma, honey of course, toffee, some peach and some syrup. Quite strong flavor, some sweet fruits and syrup. Rather sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dorqui (2105) - Brescia, ITALY - OCT 15, 2005
Compact and creamy foam, good persistence. Yellow golden color, amber reflex, not much bubbly. Lightly torbid and much loads. Intense alcohol and malty scent, light honey and sugar string. Warm and powerful taste, solid and with overbearing notes of caramel and sugar. Long and little bitter end.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blankboy (6052) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle at Ciro’s. Pours a clear sparkling gold with a huge frothy white head -- it looked like an ice cream float! Nice aroma of honey -- not too much, just right -- along with some malt. The flavour doesn’t have as much honey as you’d think, there’s just a touch, along with some citrus, light hops and spices. I found the flavour a little on the dull side, it needs a little more "oomph" or "je ne sais quoi". A pleasant if unspectacular beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 14, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, mediumsized white head. Honey, coriander and some malts in aroma. Sour orange and coriander mainly in flavour, with hints of honey. Quite flavourful beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2924) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 9, 2005
Bottle, served in a frosted Barbar mug at Ciro’s - great job guys on the presentation! Wonderful appearance (glass considered) - light yellow, big thick white head, active and bubbly. Sweet honey aroma. Odd sweet taste. Some citrus and hops and alcohol all mixed in there. Medium mouthfeel. Unbalanced but tasty. Became very strong as it warmed. An interesting, not entirely successful, but flavourful beer!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 330ml served in the strange Barbăr mug. Hm, it’s hard to judge the appearance since it was served in the proper frosted glass at Duvel Café. Fluffy head, distinct honey-spicyness. Honey, honey, honey. It is a Duvel-tasting mead. Too much honey in aroma and flavour. But as I get closer to finishing it I discover the beer behind it that actually is really nice, a bit like Duvel and Hoegaarden Grand Cru.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - SEP 6, 2005
Bottle: Pours clear gold with a lovely long lasting white head. Aroma is quite fruity, spicy and yeasty. Suprisingly honey does not dominate. Flavour is quite balanced, honey, fruits and spice all there. Theres some nice caramel tones present too. Body is a little thin though, and the finish a little alcoholic. Still quite enjoyable though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kepano (246) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 15, 2005
I was expecting something with a bit more of a honey flavor but this was a powerful blonde and I wasn’t really in the mood for it. I don’t mean to say it was bad but nothing really exciting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
(Bottle 33 cl) If you expect something sticky and sweet from a honey beer, this proves you wrong. Pale golden (honey golden?) with an average white head. Some fruity, spicy notes in the rather full body. Slight bitter finish. Decent although not overly exciting. 161296

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