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

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RATINGS: 736   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7119) - 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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bamsen78 (2991) - Sřnderborg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle @ The Sherlock Pub, Reims. Pours slightly hazy amber with airy off-white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel, and yeast, with touches of fruit. Sweet flavour of caramel malt and fruit, complemented by bitter, hoppy notes towards the finish. these, however, cannot offset the overwhelming sweetness of the entire tasting experience. Estery and slightly bitter aftertaste, quickly giving way to caramellish notes. High carbonation. Rather boozy. Okay but more of a beverage for the teddy bear than for me.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rockana (212) - Zadar/Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2014
Pours clear golden with average white head. Alcohol, honey, some fruits, maybe peach aroma. Sweet honey taste. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pepinis (34) - SPAIN - JUL 26, 2014
Cerveza de color dorado intenso y reflejos anaranjados. Buena formación de espuma pero de baja persistencia. En primer plano aparece la malta de notas afrutadas y dulces de la miel. También se aprecia la graduación alcohólica pero está bien integrado. Tiene un buen cuerpo y una buena carbonatación. Su retrogusto es muy maltoso y deja en boca un suaves dulzor residual. (Botella, 330 ml)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1661) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Sample at the Hanshin Seed event. This honey beer has an impressively fruity nose - A+ peaches all the way. Pale light honey gold, crystal clear. Medium to light bodied with a zesty sharp carbonation. Sweet honey & fruits partying in my mouth. Delicious but I suspect cloying in large amounts. A pleasant surprise.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (164) - HUNGARY - JUN 28, 2014
Világos színű főzet, mely igencsak élénk és fűszeres aromájú, a leginkább hangsúlyosan a korianderes íz emelkedik ki, mindemellett természetesen egy könnyed édességet is magában hordoz. Összetett ízvilággal rendelkező sör, különösen hőfokának emelkedésével fedi fel nagyszerű karakterét.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (435) - Osijek, CROATIA - JUN 27, 2014
0,33l bottle. Golden color with white head, great lacing and rather big floatings. Aroma is honey, caramel and spices. Taste is sweet with distinctive honey notes. Soft carbonation and medium to full body. Overall it’s very unique and interesting beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (484) - - JUN 26, 2014
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2014 Tap at Klub malých pivovarů. Pours golden with creamy head. Aroma is wheat and honey.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4103) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2014
330 ml bottle pours a clear golden color with a 2 finger white head with good retention that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits and grains with a hint of bready yeast. Taste is light fruit and grainy malt sweetness with a grassy and herbal hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Nothing special here and not recommended.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (929) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Aroma: bread and caramel malts, honey, molasses. Appearance: dark clear gold, big frothy white head. Taste: light to medium sweet. Palate: sweets remain quite blunt, little complexity, sugars, molasses, average-long finish, remains sweet. Overall: decent Belgian Strong Ale, nice sweetness. Bottle from Beer of Belgium, Ypres.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (79) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle, poured in a Snifter glass. Pours a dark golden Pilsener color. Foad fades but sticks to the glass nicely. Aroma is normal Pilsner, grains, light on hops, some grass. A distant hint of unfiltered honey, some raisins. First sip is quite doughy and bread-like. Although I would not term this "honey", there certainly is a nice and mellow sweetness to the subsequent tastes. Light bitterness and sourness. This would be a perfect choice if you’re in the mood for a more robust Pilsener on a nice summer’s evening.


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