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


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RATINGS: 747   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 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (2917) - 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 (25088) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
madsberg (10144) - Sřborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
Draught @ Den Tatoverede Enke, Cph: Golden coloured. Unclear. Small white head. Honeydense and sweet aroma. A bit too much for my likings. Flavour is malty and sweet with a strange and light sour undertone, I have problems naming. Is light watery and light spiced. Ends on some fruity notes. This beer just don’t do it for me. Sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3152) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2005
A lot of funny "things" float around in my glass and that doesn´t look very appealing. Otherwise the beer has a very nice fruity taste with the honey nicely undertoned. The flavor could be fuller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - MAY 10, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2007 On a second look, this was a bit sweet but certainly drinkable... The honey is only a wee bit noticeable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 1, 2005
If this really was an average beer, I would be a happy girl.Oh well.. It pours dark blondish in a mug made of frosted glass. Nice touch. It tastes sweet with some bitterness. Honey is certainly detectable. Not a lot of aftertaste though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
Pours with a yellow body topped by medium thick head with some lacing. The aroma and flavor are sweet and fruity (banana) with a slight candy sugar note. Light to medium bodied and smooth with a touch of dryness.

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