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

bottled
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RATINGS: 752   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andregoncalves (1305) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAY 13, 2014
33cl bottle thanks to ruigo. Thanks! Color is dark orange to brown. Head is persistent. Body is medium and smooth. Taste is medium to high sweet and medium bitter. Aroma is herby, fruity, spicy and caramel.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KennethArd (215) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2014
Fruity & malt sweet aroma. Cloudy amber with small white head. Bitter, sour & dry taste. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation & bitter dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Serapac (78) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAY 6, 2014
From a bottle. Dark coppery with a good beige head. Spicy aroma, taste more on the sweet side, but balanced by the same spicy mix as in the aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (2162) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 6, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Dima’s. BBD 03/2010. Pours murky brown with floaties and white ring. Strawberry and raspberry aroma, sweet and fruity and very slightly vinous. Soft carbonation, nearly flat, with a little yeasty bitterness towards the finish. Aged well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DanielBrown (3697) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from The Offie, Leicester. Soft mouthfeel, but has moments of tart alcohol. Warming. Treacly sweet, with beautiful maltiness. Great stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush (1073) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 28, 2014
Bona cervesa, dolça, torrada i molt gustosa, un pel alcohòlica. Buena cerveza, dulce, tostada y muy sabrosa, un pelo alcohólica.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bosbouw (1048) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
Troebele caramelkleur met een aardige crèmekleurige kraag. Ruikt zoet, fruit, amandel, mout en iets gebrand. Smaakt zoetig, caramel, fruit. Beetje plakkerige structuur.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
angel77 (768) - oviedo, SPAIN - APR 27, 2014
Botella de 33 cl tomada en varias ocasiones en la época belga. De color oscuro con una espuma bastante densa. Cuerpo medio con un volumen alcohólico bueno, sabores dulces y algo tostados. Buena

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rdb84 (62) - NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2014
Reminds me of the St Bernardus Triple. Strong fruit taste, dried peaches predominantly. Taste does not linger on, making this beer a great starter for a dinner.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (129) - Tienen, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Hazy brown amber with thin head. Lots of spices, red berries and yeast. Medium finish with the sweet and sour of the berries but not too fruity, some alcohol and yeast. Interesting


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