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


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RATINGS: 878   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chalmers (8) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
I bought this soley for the name. Usually I try to be careful of strong Belgian beers, but my beer store had it and it caught my attention so to speak. The head is really long lasting. I poured it about 45 minutes ago and it had a nice full 1/2 inch head on it. Since then I have been savoiring it while doing other things. Very sweet beer, and the 8.5% ABV is starting show. There is a minor bitter after-taste, but nothing to really complain about. All-in-all quite a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (790) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 17, 2006
Pours a hazy dark amber color with orange tones and a big frothy and long lasting head. Sweet strong fruity aroma similar to the "Abbey Tripel" style, showing notes of peaches, apricots and a little of apple/cinnamon. There’s also a slight spicey note enhanced by some liquourish hints & some yeast. Flavor is sweet and highly alcoholic for an 8,5% ABV. It feels like a liquour in the mouth, ending with a medium bitter finish. The body is thick and softly carbonated. It has a nice syrupy consistence. Overall a powerfull and alcoholic ale. Drink it with caution.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3328) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
330ml brown bottle @ Smokeless Joe, Toronto. Deep amber/brown pour, hazy. Very creamy white head. Slight wheaty and malty chocolate scent. Wheaty flavour, sweet malt notes, light chocolate malts. Yeasty drying finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 13, 2006
Dark hazy beer with a strong malty flavour and aroma. Strong yeast flavours as well. Head is off-white and lasts long enough. Enjoyable once in a while (due to it’s price in SA)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2006
Hazy amber coloured, some yeast. Average off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma, some maltyness, dry fruits. Smouth taste, some biterness. Finish is rather flat and short, lillte astringent, some sweet touches. Easy drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (23363) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2006
Dark cloudy amber colour. Tan long lasting head. Lots of yeast in the aroma with some maltiness aswell. Flavor is malty with some hints of hops and some bitterness in the aftertaste. This one is pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Quinten (1060) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 5, 2006
dark amber color, full yeast, strong alcohol taste. How would it be sold in the U.S. ??? with another label? eva with a dress? hahaha

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 26, 2005
Pours a dark copper with a thick, frothy off-white head. Sweet grainy Belgian malty aroma has some caramel and yeasty notes. Starts with a dry full malty palate, some bready, semi-sweet malt and a dry yeasty finish. Fairly well-balanced, but could use a touch more sweetness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
imrichbeeeatch (16) - USA - DEC 22, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Brought to the states by a friend of mine. 33cl bottle poured into Belgian style chalis. Huge malty Belgian aroma wafting from glass. Beautiful dark amber color, slight haze. Poured nice head, big bubbles. Wonderful flavor, malt, dark fruit, sweet caramel, no hops (as expected). Very nice beer. What a treat! Wish I could get it here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Belial (71) - BELGIUM - DEC 21, 2005
Light brown / red colour, moderate white head lasting a very long time. Very strong coriander aromas, orange, malt. But the flipside of the coin is a lack of complexity. Taste fades out pretty quickly, which is a little disappointment. Not bitter at all. Definitely a "Christmas beer", I drink it along strong meet (deer,...) or eventually goose.

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