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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: 870   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (2363) - - MAR 3, 2016
Discounted bottle from Seijo. Caramel and overripe banana all the way, sweet cake, notes of clove, fairly spicy and boozy on the palate with a warming finish. Seems filtered somehow, unimpressed.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1364) - DENMARK - FEB 17, 2016
En rigtig kraftkarl. Masser af dybte og fylde af sødme og alkohol. Noget andet en klassiskeren

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
melush (2657) - SPAIN - FEB 14, 2016
Bottle 33cl / Botella 33cl. @ Cerveceria Internacional, Sevilla, España. A: Amber / Ambar. T/S: Malt, caramel, sweet, alcohol / Malta, caramelo, dulce, alcohol.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Antonio369 (134) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2016
33cl bottle, served in trappist glass. Poured an amber with a one finger white head. Aromas of caramel, cherries. Taste of caramel, dark fruit, coriander, vanilla. Medium body with a nice bittersweet finish. Overall not a bad brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (1398) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 5, 2016
Caoba oscuro y espuma canela compacta. Aromas de frutos confitados, plátano. Cuerpo denso, sabor dulce, plátano, clavo y final seco moderado.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NateH10s (61) - Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
33cl bottle in tulip glass A: Brown hazy opaque with large creamy heady A: banana, malt, coriander, caramel T: light sweet, medium bitter, slightly salty P: medium body, slick thin texture with tannic finish, lively carbonation, bitter finish O: different wit type of Belgian ale easy drink

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gaelic (142) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2016
Dark brown coloured beer with light brown head. Very good balance between the spicy fast, convenient bitters and light sweetness. Touches of raisins, a bit of citrus. Very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
xfire73 (70) - - JAN 7, 2016
brown color yeasty aroma taste of caramel and malt full of alcohol taste, ending with bitterness, spicy taste

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niller (1357) - Hammel, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle from G&B, Hammel. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma and taste is malts, caramel, dark dried fruit, brown sugar, yeast, some spices. Soft carbonation. Light bitter fruity finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8505) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2015
On tap at the Hoegaarden cafe, 23/07/2015. Hazed dark orange amber coloured pour with a lasting speckled off white head. Aroma is sweet orange peel, berry, clean Belgian yeast, coriander, some sweet. Flavour is composed of semi sweet berry, orange rind, spices, Belgian yeast, dry papery finish. Palate is semi sweet, highish prickly carbonation, Lingering berry, red fruit and metal.


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