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


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RATINGS: 831   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2007
Bottle sampled. Pours Pale golden with a decent size white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, and fruit. The flavor is sweet upfront, fruit, spices, smooth for 8%, and a presence of hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2007
New-ish in Town. Has a healthy dose of fusel alcohol with some dry grain notes and a sort of spent aroma associated with very dry bread just before it turns stale. The body is a light golden color and holds a thumb thick white head that fades slowly. Kind of medicinal/herbal bitter in the fore with a dry spicy malt/honey finish. Reminds me a lot of another honey brewed beer, Orange Blossom Pilsener...only this one has much more noticeable alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YK23 (465) - Haifa, ISRAEL - JUN 3, 2007
From tap: pretty tasty beer, kind of yeasty, some spice, some hops, pretty malty, little medicinal, some grapes notes, of course the honey is evident, very sweet and a little alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DruncanVeasey (7712) - NUNEATON, TOP, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2007
Bottled, in regulation frosted mug. Have never actually seen this beer before, despite having drank it many times...pours hazy gold with a thick creamy head going nowhere. Evocatively Belgian aromas of liquorice, coriander and beeswax. Sweet, medicinal, warming and oatily thick. Possibly some piney hops emerging as it warms. The wheat is buried in honey, spice and alcohol. What a way to go. Unsubtle but tasty ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerdedone (2981) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
Pours a yellow color with a nice white head. Aroma of caramel malt, fruits, and some spices. Flavor of honey, malt, and coriander, quite smooth. A good belgian strong.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAY 23, 2007
Pours a clear golden color, small white head around the edge. Nose is full of orange zest with a little honey in the backround. Starts thick and sweet, the honey and spice is definitely present. Mouthfeel is thick and smooth. Almost no bite at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
islay (1541) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 15, 2007
11.2 oz. bottle. Honey, orange, and raspberry scents, but there is a pronounced presence of noble hops aromas as well, like a fruit-sweet spin on a Czech pilsner. Pours a clear, sparkling brass with a small to moderate amount of off-white head. Surprisingly dry, saison-like taste. Honey, lemon, and various spices present in the flavor. Hops noticeable. The honey sweetness balances well with the hoppy dryness. An unwelcome touch of Pine-Sol-like taste, but that’s not quite as bad as it sounds. Bitter hoppy aftertaste. Medium body. Lively, frothy, at times oily, and, as previously mentioned, parchingly dry in the palate. Barbar defied my expectations on the way to surpassing them. An intriguing and appetizing brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10284) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 10, 2007
Bottle. Pours a nice golden colour with a nice big bubbly creamish mostly lasting white head. Good lacing. Sweet aroma of honey, alcohol, yeats, fruits and caramel. Good champagneish mouthfeel to it. The flavour is sweet with honey and caramel, fruity, malty, alcoholic, bit of spices and yeast. Sweet spitzy honey finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fin (8428) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2007
Bottle, nice golden colour with large white frothy head. Aroma’s of alcohol, some spiciness but honey also quite evident. Quite smooth in taste with honey again showing but possibly a touch too sweet, some bitterness and quite a decent beer all in all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - APR 28, 2007
(bottle - 33 cl) Clear golden color with a puffy and fizzy white head. Aroma is rather sweet with a good amount of honey and a nice malt undertone. Finish is sweet and malty with a very light touch of honey. Not overpowering which is very good. Finishes warm and fizzy.

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