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

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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 775   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 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - NOV 11, 2004
Malty, estery aroma, sweet and spicy with notes of orange, honey, pepper, coriander, clove, banana, licorice, dried flowers, vanilla, brown sugar and very faint wisps of alcohol. Hazy medium-dark red-amber color, seeming to glow from within, with a fine, slight off-white head. Flavor is sweet, sugary and very fruity and citric, with a spicy, floral, lightly alcoholic and musty finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and gently warming, body is full and rich. Highly flavorful. Enjoyable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12990) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 7, 2004
My 600th rating.
Bottled (BB 02/2006)
Hazy dark copper brown. Creamy, steady, brown head. Weak crisp aroma of lemon and malts. Mouthfeel is thin and alcoholic. Taste has lemon and dish water.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - OCT 15, 2004
Copper with a tan head.Yeasty malt.Little spice notes but I think this is a very bland beer.Again,whomever wrote the Commercial Desc. should be shot.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madquacker (1050) - Canberra ACT, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2004
Looks like they pulled this straight out of a drained swamp. A primordial looking beer from the murky depths. Great aroma and citrus taste. Nevertheless I find it hard to be convinced by this. Probably the alocohol content which puts me off.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - SEP 17, 2004
Dark amber-brown. Nose is sugary and yeasty, some spice to it, quite assertive and interesting with dark fruit, some cola sweetnes, really, really nice. Flavor is a big letdown, watery and a bit soapy, washes out the yeast and spice. Little flat. Forbidding this one seems like a bit of overkill, frankly.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2004
Murky orange brown body with a foamy light tan head. The aroma is yeast and some spice, cloves and citrus. Flavor is straight forward sweet sugary belgian strong. The yeast profile is rather strong and detracts a bit. Towards the end some hop bitterness shows up. Body is mediium and fairly carbonated. Not bad, not great.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
Nice dark orange colour, lasting foam, a bit bitter at first, but second and third tasting bring about interesting flavours and aromas. Not the greatest beer I’ve triaed, but definitely worth trying.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AIESECQld (6) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2004 does not count
Chuckometer: 9. looks like arse, but the label is pretty good. not a great first sip, but the second and third tastings are great.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lunkie (1459) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
Chrry fruit aroma. Cloudy dark amber colour with good head. Sweet malt fruity flavour. Fizzy palate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vanvenlo (1305) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 31, 2004
30 Aug ’04 Aroma: Sweet herbaceous spicy hoppiness intense fruit aroma. Appear: Off white head, cloudy dark brown, nicely retained head lod suds aroma. Flavour: Full on sweet sour spicy fruit throat warming. Palate: Smooth nicely bittered eady drinking spicy lingering medium mouthfeel.


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