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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ogivlado (7254) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ghawener (1567) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (16972) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DerWeg (1594) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2005
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2005 330ml bottle in Hoegaarden glass. Brown w/ pale head. Smells and tastes a bit like Delirium Nocturnum, malty, pretty bitter for a belgian ale. Good sourishness. Rich and fizzy. Good but not fantastic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nightfall (1307) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a red/brownish colur with medium brown head. Aromas of orange, peach, raisins. SPicy and fruity taste. A very nice beer that got better as time passed by.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HogTownHarry (6376) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2005
Bottle (330ml). At Pub Italia, Ottawa. Poured murky medium brown with a thin light brown head. Aroma of brown sugar, toffee, cloves, yeast, sour wine, some hops, oak resin, a bit of sour milk and chocolate on warming. Tastes of milk chocolate, spices (coriander), hop-bitterness, alcohol. Mouthfeel is thinnish creaminess. *Very* nice aroma, ultimately a littel disappointing after tasting.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4111) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Keeper (253) - Milano, ITALY - AUG 28, 2005
Dark Red color, rare and complex beer, orange, banana and peach and coriandolo in aroma.

   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.

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