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

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RATINGS: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, - MAR 10, 2007
A Mes rate: Stunned to discover we had not already rated this and the Winter Bok so we squeezed a couple of quick ones in at ZBF. Cloudy amber coloured with a very white head that settles quickly. Sweet and yeasty all round with a slightly spiced finish. Not the best honey beer, certainly not the worst. So so.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ttheilen (95) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Farma (4) - Dendermonde, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2016 does not count
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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SkillsFactory (452) - ITALY - APR 28, 2016
UPDATED: APR 29, 2016 Dorata limpida, schiuma bianca di media persistenza. Aroma di miele di fiori di acacia, chiodi di garofano, leggero coriandolo, polpa d’arancia. Al palato sempre mielosa, polpa d’arancia e chiodi di garofano, finale erbaceo misto a chiodi di garofano dove perň č troppo evidente l’alcol. Corpo medio, medio-pieno, molto carbonata.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MayumiH (716) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at NH hotel room. Roasted malts. Mild hops. A hint of spice and honey. Sweet warming finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
daje (3163) - NORWAY - APR 10, 2016
Bottle, may 9th 2015. Golden body with a medium white head. Aroma is spicy with honey, malty taste with yeast esters, pretty sweet, earth and banana. Sweet honey aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bodwood (2) - WALES - APR 2, 2016 does not count
Almost red-grape aroma, mild honey taste. Pleasing palette and medium body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
VDuquerroux (1053) - Airvault, FRANCE - MAR 26, 2016
Bottle, 33cL. @Figeac, bar Le Dayton. A sparkling golden orange beer with a big white foamy head ; good retention and lacing. Honey, caramel, light herb, flower, peach, coriander, alcohol. Medium sweet, round, warming background, light dry refreshing. Full body, average texture, light oily, average carbonation, sweet floral medium lasting finish. Overall, a really pleasant floral spicy sweet belgian ale ; warming ; a bit heavy.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tenval (40) - FRANCE - MAR 17, 2016
I didn’t really like it. Too plain in my opinion. Guess I expected too much. It looks good and all. The aromas are lovely. I just didn’t enjoy the taste, not enough honey in my opinion, taste is too "simple" and the beer is too light. I may re-taste it in the future !

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (11686) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours clear orange with a medium, frothy off-white head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is cereal and bready malt with light alcohol notes and estery Belgian yeast. Flavor is heavy malt, Belgian esters and Candi sugar with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnstledger8 (601) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle. Pours a clearish copper with a fading dirty white bubbly head. Aroma of red fruits, brown sugar, honey, bread, dried fruits. Taste is of honey, bread, raisins, figs, caramel, metallic finish. Watery to oily mouthfeel, medium to hard carbonation.


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