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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.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NateH10s (63) - 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 (150) - 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 (1430) - 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 (9220) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton_w (249) - - DEC 25, 2015
Fruity aroma similar to wheat beer. Balanced sweetness and bitterness taste. Medium to full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8293) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 25, 2015
Bottle from G&B, shared with the in-laws, Hammel, DK - brown Amber coloured pour with beige head. Aroma and taste comprises sweet caramel malts, some dark dried fruit, candy sugar, yeasty, some nice Jul spices, enjoyable winter seasonal brew.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
maruno (47) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2015
Looks a light rusty amber with a nice but dissipating head. Rich sweet aroma’s of banana and bittersweet orange with hints of candy caramel and sweet liquorice. Very nice dark beer with a rich carbonisation, really nice in the mouth.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
OnlyRogueAngel (42) - - DEC 24, 2015
Pours an opaque red brown. Smells of malt, spices, only slightly fruity. Tastes very spicy, the coriander is quite overwhelming, the oranges seem to be an afterthought. It’s dry and slightly sour, and leaves a spicy, dry aftertaste. Not too bad for an 8.5%, but I expected better.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Demens (240) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2016 0,33l bottle. Dark copper colour, foamy medium tan head. Aroma: Caramel, banana,citrus, spices, nuts, smoke, raisin. It’s very complex. Taste: Banana and alcohol. light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation. Finish is short.


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