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Hoegaarden Verboden Vrucht

Brewed by Brouwerij Hoegaarden (InBev)
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Hoegaarden, Belgium


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RATINGS: 798   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The Verboden Vrucht (Forbidden Fruit) is one of a kind. It is traditionally brewed with a mysterious blend of dark malts and flavored with spices. It underwent a slow second fermentation in the bottle so it matures into a delicious tasting beer with a complex flavor and a wonderful flavor balance between sweet and dry. Keep up this beer in a dark place and pour it at 5-6°C. Flavored with spices.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
R4N5H (205) - SINGAPORE - APR 25, 2015
33cl bottle at Oosters, Singapore on 18/04/15 - poured into a tall glass. Slightly cloudy, reddish amber in colour. Medium sized beige head. Aroma of fruits, malt and spices. Medium carbonation. Slightly sweet fruity taste - some caramel. The strong alcohol comes to the forefront. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Padchenko (125) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 30, 2015
Cloudy pale amber beer. Fruity and sweet with some hints of spiciness. Very refreshing, strong beer. Lovely

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Robv (60) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - MAR 27, 2015
Nice, malty aroma, forestlike tints in it, nuts. rich flavour. Malty as well. Drinks very fluent. Sweet. Makes a nice digestif, after a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thirstyrabbit (1315) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle. Copper body with floating sediment (but the bottle was standing still for weeks). Aroma resembles Leffe with its spicy yeast and sweetness. Sweet sugary and mildly caramelly taste with mild spiciness. Sweet finish. Kind of sterile and uncomplex like Leffe these days.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (276) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
butelka, warka do 30/07/16. Dosc wysoka, jasnokremowa piana, ladna, ale szybko opadajaca do cienkiej warstewki. Samo piwo lekko metne (nie od drozdzy z dna butelki raczej, ktorych nie wlalem), bardzociemnomiodowa, bursztynowa barwa. Aromat bardzo intensywny, slod i drozdze dajace dla mnie bardzo slodka mieszanke zapachowa, triplowa dosc w charakterze. do tego duzo brzoskwini, troche banana, rodzynek, karmelu, slad ciemnych owocow (sliwki?). przyprawowosc slabo wyczuwalna ale obecna. po lekkim ogrzaniu przyprawy duzo bardziej odczuwalne. W smaku nie czuc wcale tej calej slodyczy i owocowosci z aromatu. Tzn ona jest obecna, ale jest mocno wycofana, robiac miejsce dla kwaskowatosci lekkiej i dla przyprawowosci oraz przyprawowej wlasnie, niezasilnej goryczki. wysycenie srednie. ciala sporo, choc czesto tego nie czuc przez co2 na jezyku. Alkohol wyczuwalny, choc nie jakos mocno. Dobre piwo, jednak smak nie dal tego, co obiecal aromat, a szkoda...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (569) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Troebel bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is kruidig en zoet, kaneel, fruit, banaan en kruidnagel. Erg lekker, zeker tijdens koudere momenten. Eén van mijn favorieten, smaak blijft helaas niet echt lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (141) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours hazy Amber with beige head. Orange peal, fruits, spices and yeast. Lovely brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (331) - HONG KONG - FEB 12, 2015
Cloudy caramel-brown with thick foamy beige head and lots of lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and esters, nutty toffee floral malt, spice, booze. Tastes of spiced malt, fruit (plenty of citrus), yeast. Body has lots of fizzy carbonation, very smooth. Lightness of palate and fruit complements the Belgian yeast and spice nicely. Booze well hidden. Surprisingly drinkable and light given how yeasty, spicy and fruity this is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1297) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
Cloudy, deep amber body with a beige head that sticks to the glass. Very strong aroma of delicious Belgian yeast, spices and fruits, and weaker notes of caramel and vanilla. The flavour is unfortunately a bit too dominated by alcohol, but there are also pleasant notes of Belgian yeast, spices and dark dried fruits on a caramel background. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Very nice, but would have been even better with less obvious alcohol.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, courtesy of Sidsel]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xXbaptisteXx (106) - - FEB 2, 2015
Une couleur ombrait aux reflets caramel la mousse est légèrement foncé est assez tenace Au nez à sentir des odeurs sucrées (figue) et épicé ( caramel) En bouche elle va être assez douce et peu gazeuse pas très amère non plus va sentir des notes de caramel (dommage qu'elle ne soit pas aussi bonne que son odeur)

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