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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: 874   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7171) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2005
Bottle at Bar Volo. Pours a cloudy bubbly dark reddish-brown with a small diminishing off-white head. Aroma of sour fruit, spices, malt and metal. Flavour of sweet malt and yeast is overly carbonated, the alcohol is too present and just doesn’t taste very good. A piss-poor Belgian Ale in my opinion.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (3955) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2005
Off-white head, medium size and medium lasting. Dark amber colour Sweet fruity aroma. Fruity, spicy and malty flavour with some alcohol. Medium bodiet and smooth palate. Nice malt/ alcohol finish. Very enjoyable!

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17163) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2005
Bottle. Muddy brown colour with thick beige lasting head. Yeasty and nutty aroma. Could do with some more complexity. Some choc/coffee/dark fruit mix. Some vinuousness. Bit thin. Hop on end with more choc/sweet dark fruit. OK

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8652) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle. White relatively long lasting head. Dark brown, distinct bitterness, actually nothing much else.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 7, 2005
Poured a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet fruity aroma with a fair amount of brown sugar. Flavor has a fruity beginning that mid way through starts to dry out. Semi-dry slightly bitter finish. Nice warming sensation. Pretty tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
geggytah (5) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 24, 2005 does not count
330 ml bottle. Delicious aroma, smelling of spice and orange, with hops also present. Pours an orange-brown colour with a suspension of yeast sediment when pouring from the bottom of the bottle. The flavour is complex - fruity and spicy with a distinct maltiness. The palate is smooth with a restrained bitterness but distinct hit of alcohol at the finish. Recommended.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (7174) - Zagreb, CROATIA - OCT 23, 2005
Bottled(330ml). –certainly the best Hoegaarden, aroma of yeast and fruit with spicy notes, very rich in flavor , great fresh spicy finish, this beer worth every cent I paid for it

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1565) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 11, 2005
Bottle: Dark orange with a heavy beige head, herbal and spicy aroma. Taste is complex, spicy sweet, strong of yeast. A great after meal beer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 7, 2005
Definately one of the best beers I have tasted. It has a nice rich flavor. The foam has a staying power other beers would envy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1590) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 30, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2006 330 at Volo. Damn nice. Fruity and a bit tart, really nice nose and balance. And structure. And finesse. And did I say fruit yet? Stands up to those über-belgian abbey strong ales & trappists with no apologies. Actually much better balanced than some Unibroue stuff. ’Drinkable complexity’, hmmh!


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