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Hoegaarden Verboden Vrucht

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

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on tap
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 787   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (121) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 33cl offered by Wouter, @ home. Quite unique, half-way between a Belgian tripel, a German weissbier, a fruity beer and a spontaneous fermentation beer somehow. A good mix overall.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (410) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. BB Feb 2016. Translucent amber with bits floating around. The foam rises out the bottle after opening, but as I’ve poured it forms a disappointingly fast-dropping head. Lacing ok. Nose is sugary sweet, caramel and lemonade, wheat, fruity yeast and coriander-like spiciness and alcoholic warmth. Gets grainy as it warms. Taste is sweet of caramel and peaches, raisins, wheat, dough, and only a bit of coriander and clove spiciness, plus alcoholic warmth and minimum bitterness in the finish. Body medium, carbonation soft but quite active - I feel it from the first sip until late in the finish. Overall? It’s good. Did not expect that of an InBev.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (11) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
Hoegaarden De Verboden Vrucht, uitgeschonken in origineel Verboden Vrucht glas. Kleur is mooi mistig roodbruin, met beige schuimkraag die vrij snel wegzakt tot een dunne schuimlaag. De geur is kruidnagel, koriander en andere specerijen met Belgische gist. De smaak is zoetig karamel en dadels verder kruidig, kaneel, kruidnagel en licht houtig. De afdronk is wat waterig en zoetig met zacht bittere hop smaak. Nog steeds een lekker en klassiek Belgisch speciaal biertje om rustig van te genieten. Zeker een van de beste bieren van Hoegaarden.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
martjoobolut (1045) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 21, 2015
0,33L bottle (from Wine of Galilee), BB 06.02.16. Pours dark amber-copper with light brown head. The head stays for some time. Aroma is sweet, dark fruits, caramel. Flavor is sweet, dark fruits, caramel, alcohol, yeast, spices, malt, and some bitterness. Finish is dry bitter with some alcohol. Overall: ok.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (386) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 21, 2015
Dark red color, beige head. Aromas of cherries, strawberry, caramel. Taste is sweet with yeast and caramel at first, followed by many red fruits, strawberry, berries, cherries. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10249) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle at Drug Opera, Brussels. Pours lightly cloudy brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and cookie malt, dates, light alcohol notes and oxidation. Flavor is sweet malt, dates, light earthy hops and bitterness with light alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (470) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2015
smells fruity and yeasty from a dark brown body no head, very sweet brown sugar flavour mild plum into the aftertaste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fkoolen (387) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 13, 2015
Bottle at home. Beautiful cloudy red-amber colour, off-white creamy head. Sweet malty and red fruity nose and taste, spicy Belgian yeast, light bitterness, light sourness. Medium carbonation and body, oily mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Japalo (1294) - DENMARK - JAN 3, 2015
Bottle@home. Huge foam in tulip. Haze orange. Spicy orange peel notes. Some tropical Spice; nutmeg coriander like. Grains of paradise. Dry sweetness. Great Complexity.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Cuso (5203) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 31, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber color with huge white head. Sweet malty aroma with candies, red fruits, caramel, Belgian yeast. Sweet malty taste with candies, coriander, honey, raisins. Good.


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