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

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RATINGS: 775   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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.


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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreamboat (186) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2004
Mid brown with a hint of Red. Lightly carbonated with a tight white head. Musty aroma, hint of fruit also. Warm, Fruity, musty flavours with some alcohol in the background. Complex and good.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5307) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 27, 2004
(33 cl bottle, bought in Denmark). Cloudy brown with floaties, enormous thick creamy head. Lovely complex aroma of cherries, figs, prunes, spices, oak and sandalwood. Flavour is not quite as complex - malty, some fruit and spices, rather alcoholic, bitter finish. I wish the aftertaste had been as good as the aroma. A beer well above average, but not as good as I expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tobias (203) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2004
appearance is a reddish copper color with and off-white head. the aroma is spicy, citrusy, slight roastednes with some clove. very lively carbonation. strong mlat and caramel falvors with hints of fruit and roastiness. slighty spicy.a nice warming effect on this chilly prague afternoon.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2004
bottled madrid, spain: brown haze with large tan head that clinged and laced. nose of spices nutmeg and cinammon. spices caried to the palate with some roasted maltiness and slight tang of citrus.. nice body, round at the hips. better then i thought it would be and better then i think these rates suggest. quite nice for the drinking.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirkules (629) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 23, 2004
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2004 ah delicious! hazy brown colour , with a quick off-white head tastes of burnt sugar, dates and honey... spectacular!!

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.


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