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


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RATINGS: 870   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hamilton_w (210) - - DEC 25, 2015
Fruity aroma similar to wheat beer. Balanced sweetness and bitterness taste. Medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (7693) - 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Demens (194) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 14, 2015
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2016 0,33l bottle. Dark copper colour, foamy medium tan head. Aroma: Caramel, banana,citrus, cpices, nuts, smoke, raisin. It’s very complex. Taste: Banana and alcohol. light sweetness, medium bitterness. Medium body, lively carbonation. Finish is short.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nathanvc (187) - Brugge, BELGIUM - DEC 11, 2015
It pours clear and sparkling with a dark amber to brown colour. The head is off-white, large and foamy and lasts long. It smells of fruits, especially apple; the aroma consists of moderate malts, apple, raisin, some licorice, herbs and caramel. The taste balances delicately between medium sweet and light bitter. It has a creamy body, long aftertaste, and a slight dry finish. Probably not to everyone’s taste, but recommendable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyhallmanti (231) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 5, 2015
33cl bottle at home. Pours a dark amber colour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of yeast, spices, orange. Taste is moderate bitter and light sweet with a fairly bitter finish. Notes of liquorice, spices, yeast, caramel. Texture is foamy with medium carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anfractuosity (315) - - NOV 27, 2015
Cloudy dark amber, awesome Belgian beer style yeast notes. Very enjoyable.............

   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.

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