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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 875   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1186) - Århus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
0.33 bottle. A clear, brown color and a large off-white head leaving some good lacing. Aroma is composed of spices, yeasts, and flowers - a typical Belgian. Taste is quite sweet once again with spices, yeasts, fruits, and some flowers; it also introduced a bit of caramel. A medium to full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. The finish is long and sweet, relatively good. Overall the beer is really pleasant, it would seem that Hoegaarden can brew something more than a commercial Witbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (1618) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Bernsteinfarbenes Bier, flacher Schaum. Malz und Kräuterduft. Süss im Antrunk. Hopfen und Karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (827) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
Dunkles trübes Bernstein schöner schaum, Geruch malzig karamell würzig, Geschmack kräftig malzig karamell leichte süße kräuterig trocken ein Klassiker der Belgian strong ales

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartyW (107) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark amber beer with a huge light brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spices and yeast, slight fruit. Flavour is really sweet, candy sugar. Notes of fruit, spices, yeast. Finishes off with a slight burn in the throat of alcohol and yeast flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1708) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear light brown with a minimal off-white head Aroma : plums, caramel, dried fruits, orange peel and some herbal tones. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sjogro (2504) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle at home. Clear amber with white head. Sweet toasted malts, sugar, alcohol, gumball coating, coriander leaves, soapiness, cloves, alcohol, obvious yeast presence. Candy sweet with some stale bitter counterpart. Under medium body, just below average carbonation. Liquid ’Sinterklaasschuimpjes’.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
pitch992 (110) - SLOVENIA - APR 23, 2016
bready, caramel, low fruitiness (cherries/prunes), some vanilla. Dark amber, hazy, off white head, good retention. Bready, toasty, caramel, low fruity, some vanilla, smooth gentle alcohol. Low sweetness. Overall nicely balanced, pleasantly complex. Enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mauroruellas (789) - GETULINA, BRAZIL - APR 23, 2016
Acobreada,translúcida,leve turbidez,belíssima formação de espuma,cremosa e com boa manutenção;no aroma o inconfundível fermento belga,caramelo,frutas vermelhas,passas,malte tostado;sabor encorpado, adocicado,frutado,levemente alcoólico,retrogosto adocicado e final acalorado. Ótima cerveja,complexa,equilibrada e com bom custo/benefício.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nazbion (290) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - APR 20, 2016
Pours hazy ruby-brown with big frothy beige head. Aroma of cloves, spices, candy sugar, raisins. Taste is light sweet and sour. Medium body, regular carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
josanguapo (1052) - SPAIN - APR 5, 2016
From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Paired with Valdevegon Cheese & vread crumbs. Pleasant dark fruits taste. not as much as in the best implementations of the style but more quickly drinkable. Dark fruits less noticeable in aroma


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