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


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RATINGS: 862   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tessic (1027) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 22, 2015
This one poured a nice dark Amber colour with a light tan coloured, creamy head. Scents include wieners/yeast, ripe fruit and spice. First swig was quite nice with citrus hop flavour, candy and a little yeast. A little bitter on the finish with fruit flavours lingering.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bornyensis (321) - BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2015
Een zeer slecht bier, een zeer bittere smaak en na-smaak. Troebelachtige bruine kleur.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ysok02 (755) - MOns, BELGIUM - OCT 29, 2015
Robe ambrée, mousse abondante. Nez fruitée et levurée, avec une note de malt torréfié. Bouche à l’attaque tendue, milieu de bouche creux, finale acidulée. Un cran en dessous de la hoegaarden grand cru

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McSherman (473) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 13, 2015
Das Bier ist mit dunklen Malzen hergestellt und mit Gewürzen verfeinert. Dunkelbraun rötlich, leicht opal mit wenig Schaum. Geruch : Hefe, fruchtig (Kirsche, dunkle Früchte), süß, Karamell. Geschmack : Süß, würzig, fruchtig, etwas bitter. Der Alkohol ist präsent aber wunderbar eingebunden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LazyPyro (371) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - OCT 10, 2015
300ml bottle. Hazy dark amber colour. Very long lasting light brown head. Fruity with hints of orange and spicy aroma. Taste was also fruity and spicy, with caramel malt and wheat. Sweet smooth finish. Good stuff. March 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Milter (681) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2015 Meget spændende øl. God balance mellem de søde og det tøre. Tilpas mørk øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (289) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 12 degrees. Pours cloudy dark brown with an off-white head with good retention turning into lacing and clotty foam. Aroma of caramel, toffee, just a hint of yeast, banana and dark fruit. Taste follows aroma in many ways without getting too sweet and with a little spice and bitterness also added. No yeast in taste and alcohol kept well in check. Aftertaste long and pleasantly malty and spicy. Full body and soft carbonation leaving a nice creamy mouthfeel. The missus liked it also, which is unusual for a Belgian Strong Ale. I think it is because it is so smooth and without any yeasty notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aronvarga (440) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
Toffee, ripe fruit and yeasty aroma; cloudy, dark reddish brown colour, light tan medium-sized porous head; full body; soft carbonation; sweet moderate malty and slight bitter taste, dry alcoholic palate with fruity notes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fredericwjp (6) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Cerveja forte, encorpada, combina com queijo forte. Sabor forte, cerveja de cor escura.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleurplaatje (127) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
This Pours cloudy dark reddish with a stable and lasting white head. Great lacing. Aroma of toffees, yeast and ripe fruits. Bit spicy as well. Promising forest fruitcake undertone as well. Wonderful nose. Taste is moderatelye sweet and smoothly bitter. Clear notes of dried fruits and candied sugar. Peppery towards the end, accompaied by some wamish alcohol. Nice, lingering, dark fruity and yeasty aftertaste as well, with some dryish, vinous undertones however. Bit boozy, but remarkably smooth as well. Full bodied, beautifully creamy textured. Soft carbonation. Well-balanced and fairly well refined. Great brew. Definitely one to drink again.

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