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.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MarcV (22) - - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle from Belgianbeershop.com. Served in the original Barbar glass. Thick white head that lasts very well. The beer is amber brown. Aroma: clear honey presence but also yeast and fruits are detected. Complex and sweet aroma. The taste is very well balanced and not too sweet as one might expect from a honey ale. Long finish. Barbar is one of the best, if not the best honey ale you can get.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1590) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
adster (120) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artyom (417) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yy0pp (509) - - JUN 26, 2014
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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
reebtogi (4040) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdiBeer (875) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdb84 (67) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (2495) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 29, 2014
330ml bottle. Hazy yellow color. Huge thick white head, stays. Sweet, grassy, faint honey in aroma. Sweet, alcohol, malty, honey in taste. Sweet and crisp mouthfeel. Medium body. Sweet malts in aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Daanminator (67) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2014
Wat een heerlijk honingbiertje is dit. Ook de grootte pul waarin het wordt geschonken, de plopdop van het flesje en de subtiele smaak van honing maken dit een toppertje. Alleen vindt ik dat er iets teveel koolzuur in zit wat een soms onaangename tinteling op de tong geeft.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
keeszorge (27) - - MAY 24, 2014
Een verrassing. Blond bier met honing. Geen ruime volle schuimkraag, maar al met al een verrassend bier. De honingzoete en toch licht bittere afdronk is een verrassing..

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