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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: 760   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - AUG 19, 2004
murky brown and orange. enormous head. aroma is sour and tart with slight wine and alky. very nice mouthfeel. flavor is not exciting. mainly grapes and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DewBrewer (295) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2004
I drank a 4 year old bottle I brought back from Belgium. Yes it had oxidized a bit but it was interesting nonetheless. It was sweet & spicy with big malt aroma and flavor. I wouldn’t suggest that most people sit on it for 4 years, but I do that sometimes with my cellar.

2.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2004 (on bottle)First foregn beer I ever saw, when I was a kid in Irma. Diden´t taste it before now, some 25 years later. Not worth the wait. Small nose of sugar, caramel and yeast. Hazy, bright orange color. Apple/malty fullness, best thing of it must be the concelling of the 8,5%, they where never detected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
auto (163) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2004
deep golden brown colour with a huge head. crisp alchohol with yeast and grain scents. similar to a duvel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aarleks (409) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2004
Bottle: Poured a hazy and beady amber brown with a very large and lasting head. Aroma was lightly cloved with warthy herbs and banana. Some tart pear notes on the tongue with sugary, caramelised bananas. The palate was quite bitter with lots of carbonation. Overall quite nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crockett (1007) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 28, 2004
Pours murky red/brown with a big soapy white head. Earthy herbal aroma. Lots of apple and mild spicing. Sweet malts balanced with decent hop and citric bitter. Dry finish with notes of chocolate. Tastey.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2004
Colour is almost peach, with a nice lasting head, Aroma is malty with some nice fruits. Flavor is also malty with some coriander.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leaparsons (8032) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 21, 2004
Cloudy amber with a large head. Aromas are light citrus and bready yeast, banana and spices. Flavours are fruity malts with some chocolate and berries. Mild but tasty. Has a nice foaming mouthfeel. Dry on the finish. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8852) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2004
Poured a hazy amber color with a large head. Aroma and tastes mainly malty with slight fruits and spices. Decent beer.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Emil (6066) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2004
Cloudy amber color, fruity aroma, dry fruity light bitter taste, light body, full light alcoholic finish.


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