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

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RATINGS: 754   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.


3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Cerbier (154) - - MAR 9, 2014
0,3l Flasche. Rölich dunkles Bier. Angenehmer Duft nach vergorenen Früchten und Banane. Eine Geschmacksexplosion nach Früchten ist die Folge; etwas zuviel Alkohol im Geschmack.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mark_Eck (518) - - FEB 27, 2014
Pours a hazy darker amber. Smells of oranges, malts, and spices. Taste is sweet of toffee, also bready with hints of dark fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (854) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - FEB 23, 2014
33cl bottle at home. Hazy brown with a medium beige head. Medium body with moderate to lively carbonation. Sweet with bitter tones. Caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, herbs and spices. A decent complex brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2043) - NORWAY - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown body, creamy beige head. Aroma of spicy yeast, clove, vanilla, banana, toffee and alcohol. Taste is sweet caramel, bubblegum, apples. Sweet finish with berries and hazelnut. Bitter aftertaste with banana and alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgajdaczewa (457) - Katowice, POLAND - FEB 12, 2014
W aromacie słodko, mnóstwo brzoskwini, lekki karmel, przyprawy. W smaku również na słodko, owocowo z wyrazistym przyprawowym chmielowym finiszem. Dobrze pijalne mimo sporej mocy. Klasyczna Belgia.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2061) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 9, 2014
Darkish yeasty beer, with a surprising funky and fruity taste. Spicey, malty and with candi sugar. Good one.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cunningham (4342) - Halden, NORWAY - FEB 9, 2014
Appearance: Deep nutty brown color with a fine tan head. Ok lacing.
Aroma: Fruity and malty with some spices. Also some alcohol.
Palate: Medium + body. Moderate bitterness and a rich sweetness. Average carbonation.
Taste: Dominating sweet malty and fruity. Some yeast and some spices. And a good dash alcohol.
Overall impression: Ok, but one is enough for me.
Personal stats: Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht, Holland

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vipinvelp (2078) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2014
Opaque orange with decent lacing off-White foam head. Aroma is muffled but definitely fruity. Tastes slightly sweet, not quite what my beer buddy and me would call a desert fruit. (Nantes 201402) ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bonkiedeaap (244) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from a liqor store in Leerdam. The beer has a deep ruby red color and a large cream colored head, CO2 is good. In the aroma tones of roasted malts, the spiciness of coriander and orange peels. The taste is sweet and full, but is also dry at the same time. A perfect balance between those two with a nice aroma of herbs. The finish is long and complex with a light bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABT_S54 (129) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2014
33cl in a Trappist glass. Pours a light brown/red colour with plenty of floating sediment and a generous head. Aroma is spicy and fruity with the taste bringing more of the same (cinnamon, nutmeg and sultanas). Very autumnal in feeling and is light enough to be enjoyed all night. Very Good.


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