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

bottled
common

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common

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RATINGS: 734   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 21, 2013
Lovely typisch Belgian aroma of fruits in the cellar. Farmyard barn, with some tart berry tones. Although the head is a bit too bubbly to start with, it hangs on and turns to a thick creamy leayer. Pretty impressive. Flavour is fruits, with English orange marmalade, raspberries, dried fruits, straw bales and gingerbread men. Creamy on the palate. Excellent beer, the ratings say it all.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ktingleff (79) - - DEC 20, 2013
Complet, beautiful, forbidden. What is not to like. I could drink a hundred of these on a warm summer day in any park if the sun shines. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
FlemmingBo (63) - DENMARK - DEC 20, 2013
FREMRAGENDE øl! Det er simpelthen en af de mest velafbalancerede øl i verden. Syndigt og forbudt...

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bdunhill (238) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2013
This cleverly named Belgian Ale has a nice aroma with a dark brown appearance. It has a simple but refreshing flavor that can be enjoyed in either summer or winter.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
oops (159) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2013
Good Belgian beer. Nothing special about it. In aroma caramel, in taste caramel. Does not taste like 8,5% alcohol.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Shark_Pants (130) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 12, 2013
Nice large frothy head. Fruity, yeasty & sweet aroma. As other reviewers have noted, the taste doesn’t quite live up to expectations. A bit thin with little complexity. Not a bad mass-produced ale but not a great. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
ectuohy27 (520) - ESTONIA - NOV 26, 2013
Really damn good, in some. The "fruit" part comes through much more than the normal super-burned toasted yeasty alcohol (though there are elements of all of these things here as well, they sit in fairly well-balanced harmony with the rest. Finish is a tad too yeasty for 4.0 though

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maarten1993 (196) - - NOV 23, 2013
Good beer. Stays constant and good, does not fade. Good depth. Standard good belgian beer. Main taste accent is caramel but nothing too complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
R2k2 (306) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 16, 2013
A cloudy, caramel orange-brown beer with a slightly brown layer of foam. Quite a sweet fruity aroma. the taste fills the mouth, and has a semi-dry palate. The aftertaste is bittersweet and hangs around for quite a while. Een troebel, caramelkleurig, oranje-bruin bier met een lichtbruine kraag. Vrij zoet aroma van fruit. De zoete smaak vult de gehele mond, en de afdronk is enigszins droog. De bitterzoete nasmaak blijft lekker hangen.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VictorStr (991) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2013
Aroman var jästig och fruktig. Likaså smaken, jäst och frukt, kanske aningen kryddig


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