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


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RATINGS: 832   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
NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2005
Scored a bottle @ Smokeless Joe. Great red color. Great nose, with lots of fruit and yeast. Lively carbonation and great flavors of fruit, yeast, and a hint of dry spice. Light alcohol on the finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sammy (9972) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
fruity and full mouthfeel. Held up in taste. Dark, yeasty and fresh from Belgiium at Volo’s. Bit of wheat with yeast, popular with mates at end of hot day. Was good both below and at room temperature.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ashbeero (51) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 17, 2005
Brown red-tinged beer with the well known Hoegaarden cloudiness. Dense white head, good lacing. Extremely fruity aroma as you could guess from the name. Also some yeasty and malty notes on the nose. Very fruity flavour with some caramel and doughy kind of characters. Very creamy feeling in your mouth. Definitely recommended if you want to try something new.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Pours unclear orange/brown with a fluffy off-white head. Full yeast and chocolate aroma with citrus fruity and light spicy tones. Yeast in the flavor as well along with malt, fruit, cookie, pepper and other spices. Soft mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
Brown/redish colour. Thin white head. Woody, herbal nose. Malty, residual sugars flavour. Thick mouthfeel. Slight alcoholic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 11, 2005
Bottle. Dark orange pour, good thick white head. Fruity aroma. Strong alcohol taste, dominates too much. Lots of malt sweetness as well. Kind of bland but ok overall.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jonsiii (165) - Fredericia, DENMARK - JUN 10, 2005
Bottle. Smells like a flower/fruit garden. Brown-reddish colour and a medium head. Medium thick texture and very good carbonation. Fruit + a bit yeasty taste. Very good beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (1009) - PERU - JUN 5, 2005
(bottle) Poured a cloudy, reddish brown with a wonderful, sour fruit aroma. The yeast comes through with fruity (apple. orange peel) tones. Sweet, but very appealing beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
asheft (2776) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2005
[bottle in Hradec Kralove] Cloudy (from my pour) dark brown wtih a thick and moderately rocky head of off white foam and a darker ring. Aroma: Fruity!!: plum, strawberry, kiwi, plus a bit of yeastiness. Dry, fruity taste with some caramel and cereal grains. Also creamy notes and a touch of malt sweetness. Light body, lots of carbonation and maybe a tiny bit of metal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2005
Bottle. Boring acidic aroma. Cloudy brown colour. Malty flavour, some bitterness. Maltiness is nice, but I would have liked more alcohol flavour and feel.

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