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


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RATINGS: 733   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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 15, 2005
Cloudy orange colour with a white head. Sweet malty aroma with some spices and hints of honey. Sweet taste with hints of flower.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
spice and honey nose with a touch of cady corn. Very spicy on the palate with the honey vying for second and rounding ou the finish. refreshing beer great social brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
eczematic (1319) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - FEB 28, 2005
BB2004 bottle, originally from regional w&s in wellington, then aged in my maggot-infested cellar for a year and a bit. i hadnt had this beer since 2000 but i remember loving it then so i dont know how or if it improved with the age, but it was certainly smooth with the best of em. i was blown away by the aroma - huge fragrant smells of flowers, herbs, honey, touch of freshbaked bread, and plenty of doughy, peachy westmalle type yeast. in the mouth it’s amazingly smooth, round, oily, perfumey and light, and dry but not too dry. there’s quite a bit of pilsener malt too. slightly phenolic and peppery in the finish, with some peachy yeast-fruit. very nice indeed, this one pissed it in in the honey-beer showdown with st moron and castulus and my homebrew orangeblossom special.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Hunsell (400) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 19, 2005
Hazy golden coloured beer. Cool mug :-) OK Nose, but this beer isn’t my thing at all. Tasted malty, chemical, dry and was overcarbonated. Could hardly notice honey at all.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a medium diminishing white head. Aroma of honey and spices. Flavor of honey and spices, maybe a bit yeasty too, mild bitter finish. Medium body, oily texture, lively carbonation. Hmm, it’s somewhat interesting but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IslandHaole (1091) - Yokosuka-Shi, Kanagawa-Ken, JAPAN - NOV 19, 2004
A medium golden color with a small white head. Very active bubblesthat leave a thick wall of lacing in the glass. Sweet and yeasty, must be the yeast, you can tell it’s a Belgian by the smell. WOW, sweet is an understatement, once your taste buds get used to the initial sweetness the yeasts and some spices are evident. Initially a system shock with the load of honey but this settles down into a wonderful brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012
2012-05-15, draught at La Cervezateca, Torremolinos, 7-4-8-4-15=38
In a warm late spring night, with honeyish mild sweetness and soft Belgian character, with correct bitterness this beer drinks like a charm.

2004-11-16, bottle, 7-4-7-4-15=37
Beautiful golden color and creamy head. Sweet aroma, a bit floreal more than honeyish. Good taste (some malt, hop, candi). Not exceptional, but pleasant. Filtered?!?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 9, 2004
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Clear golden colour with large frothy white head. Aroma is honey and fruits. Taste is honey, malts and some spice with a dry finish. Pretty nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hansen (6475) - Assentoft, DENMARK - OCT 24, 2004
Real nice. Good honey-beer. This honey goes good with the beer. Yellow, medium head, aroma mostly honey, the same goes for the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
Golden and hazy with a thick white head. Sweet honey aroma with slightly perfumy nose. Bready malt flavours, nice honey undertone with an ok finish.

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