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


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RATINGS: 841   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
readbaron (78) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Crisp golden beer with plentiful white foam. Aroma is unusual - a touch astringent, some alcohol, spicy clove yeast, and a touch of malt. Flavor is more mild. Cloves, some orange, a touch of bready yeast, some bittering hops and honey on the finish. Unusual and well put together beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pityu (162) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle - Clear golden colour, thick white head disappearing quickly. Belgian yeasty aromas, fruity esters on the nose, some bubble gum. Taste is rather sweet, cereals, yeasty and fruity esters, low hop bitterness. Medium to full body, low carbonation, sweet, yeasty finish. A balanced average belgian ale.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
comperchris (25) - - OCT 5, 2015
Nose of honey, a cloudy golden colour with a long lasting creamy head. Quite a sweet beer with the honey coming through strongly and light malt undertones. Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Danjo312 (49) - Hamburg, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2015
Aroma unauffällig, geschmacklich ebenso. Relativ bitter, wenig süß! Wo ist denn der Honig? Habe es mir deutlich besser vorgestellt... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
willisread (1117) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle from Masuyo. Pours a clear gold with a white head that dissipates fairly quickly. Honey, biscuit with some light fruity esters. Almost like a chimay in a way. Sweet on the palate with the honey showing nicely. Some light grass character as well. Sweet finish with some light dryness. A classic Belgian beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (3366) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 30, 2015
Tap at RJ. Clear golden to amber colour. Stable white head. Aroma honeyish, caramel, soft German hoppiness. Seems somewhat sharp. Taste reveals assertive hopping with German noble hops, which balances the honeyish caramelly sweetness, seemingly slightly underattenuated. Overall the beer maintains balance, alcohol does not become bothersome. Moderate to full body, moderately drinkable. Low to moderate carbonation. Very good one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dnicolaescu (1384) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - SEP 14, 2015
SWING-TOP 33 CL. Clear dark amber, tan head. Light but pleasant Belgian Strong Aroma - malts, sesame toffee, a touch of fruit (apricot) and alcohol. Tastes unbalanced and sweet with naughty boiled vegetable touch, a hint of alcohol. Mediocre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gaelic (46) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2015
Belgian Blond. Clear touches of honey and corainder. Original ale. Nice fresh taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biir (91) - Berlin, - SEP 11, 2015
The beer comes bright gold with a short-lasting head. You can taste the honey but its not too dominant. Well balanced.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Beersiveknown (4224) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 10, 2015
Sample at beer bloggers conference, Brussels 2015
quite sweeet, heavy slightly metallic and artificial as sometimes comes through in honey beers, a little acrid, toasty malt, sweet finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fombe89 (893) - Asturias, SPAIN - SEP 7, 2015
On tap. @La Tireuse, Biarritz. 04/09/15 Color amarillo dorado, Aroma dulce, malta, sabor ducle, cuerpo medio

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