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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stouby (4459) - Holbæk, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2005
Bottle, at home. Redbrown with a large and long lasting head. Aroma heavy malty (brown sugar, fruit, coriander, orange) and light hoppy. Flavor heavy sweet. Body medium to full, creamy, soft carbonated. The alcohol is certainly felt (a bit vinous in the finish?).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - DEC 16, 2005
Poured a dark amber and rather hazy...big fluffy brown head. Sweet malt nose and the a nice spicy coriander edge. Taste was also very full of sweet malts with fruity notes like orange, peach, apricot...sweeter than I was used to but it was good. Finished on the dry side with a hint of spice. Thin on the mouthfeel. I liked it...it was the one that started my quest for better Belgian ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3891) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
Bottle. Dark brown muddy body topped with a fair beige creamy head. Very special malty/hoppy aroma with fruity and sour notes. Taste perfectly hides the alcohol. It carries some fruity, yeasty, and spicy flavors, and ends with a decent warming bittersweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2005
30cl bottle. pours a nice red-tea color with a creamy off white head,, whichs last a while. the aroma is of dark fruit, with some malt and spice and reminds me alot of some trappists. The flavor is sweet and unlike the good beers, simple. The alcohol is present at the end, and it finishes dry with a strong hint of grape. Thin body and carbonation make it feel a bit like soda. Fruity to match its name, its a good beer, but considering all the great belgians out there, it falls short.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blankboy (7278) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Habanero (4138) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK, 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!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (17351) - 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

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (8962) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2005
Bottle. White relatively long lasting head. Dark brown, distinct bitterness, actually nothing much else.

   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.

   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.

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