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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 861   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (3954) - Xalapa, MEXICO - AUG 30, 2005
UPDATED: FEB 3, 2006 Great flavor, good shape. The colour is interesting ang the foam in sweet. That orange ingredient is awesome. I like it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keeper (252) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 28, 2005
Dark Red color, rare and complex beer, orange, banana and peach and coriandolo in aroma.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 18, 2005
Hazy red-brown with a giant, light tan, frothy head. Banana, peaches, cherries, plums and some subtle spices (coriander?). Moderately sweet, moderately acidic flavor. Moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium body, chalky texture, lively carbonation. Drying and astringent. Nothing standout in the flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - AUG 14, 2005
Pretty tough to find in America, so imagine my suprise when I saw a single bottle of this in the grocery case in a small supermarket in Montezuma, Costa Rica. Picked it up for 740 colones, or about $1.50 U.S. Pours a reddish brown, cloudy amber body. Head is honey-cream, thick, and long lasting. Smells of ripe red fruits, banana esters and belgian spices. Decent tasting beer, sweet/bitter burnt sugars come through, on top of fruits. Some doughiness/yeast in the finish. Spices dry a little too. Solid belgian

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - AUG 14, 2005
aromas of banana, pear juice, peach, some yellow cherries, whole grain bread. dry flavors, malty, chalky mouthfeel. bread and doughy with some light fruit, hints of carmel, nuts, and some ginger. flavor disappears quickly.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - AUG 13, 2005
Bottle, 33cl. Beautiful dark brown/red colour with a nice beige head. Aroma isn’t as strong as i expected. Notes of fruit and spices. Good flavour although a little bitter at the beggining. In my opinion, this beer is a lot better when it gets warmer. Good but not exceptional.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - AUG 9, 2005
Hazy brown colour. Off-white head. Has citrus in the aroma. Taste from hopes and yeast. Also from some alcohol. Has lots of sweetnes and a quite long aftertaste. Had this at THE POTREFENA HUSA in Praha.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2005
Bottled. Hazy nut brown colour with huge creamy head. Sweet wheat and citric nose. Sweet wheaty and citric flavour with yeast present. Pleasant palate. Lots of yeast in finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
330 ml bottle. Cloudy ruddy-brown beer with a thick creamy white head. Beautiful sweet dark malts, orange, cherry, berry, citrus as well as plums/prunes and a shot of coriander make this a very complex brew. Flavour is sweet and spicy with loads of plum, cherry, apple and yeast. Nice wheatiness underneath it all. Finish is a little bit tinny, but with so much that is right in here, it’s easy to overlook.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 Cloudy true brown, with a large initial head that returns to a respectable size at equilibrium. Malty and fruity aroma, but I can’t exactly put my finger on the fruit origins. Slight notes of coffee. Flavour is pretty good, which a bit of bitterness and reasonably sweet. Only a medium body in the mouth. Not bad, but there’s a lot of room in which it can be bettered! Re-rate: The fruit I could discern as rhubarb (I think). The flavour seemed quite well balanced, and although it is only medium bodied, it was strong enough to make it an enjoyable beer. Bump the Flavour by 1 and the overall by 1.


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