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


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RATINGS: 759   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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (19308) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour, off white head, very cloudy with yeast particles floating around (at least if you pour the bottle as sloppily as I did...) Fruity, but clean with hard mouthfeel, Some grassy hop bitterness. I don't get much out of it...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2003
Orange, almost red hazy colour with large white head. Aroma of raisin, dried apricot, pineapple, yeast and pepper. taste is dry with notes of tropical fruit and orange peels. Finishes dry and peppery with some earthy yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 19, 2003
Dark red-brown with thick bubbly head and fruity, nutty aromas. Lively and complex fruit notes. Red berries predominate with only minimal sweetness. The strength is well disguised, even for a Belgian ale. The finish is warming, leaving a chocolatey, fruity aftertaste. A complex and fruity beer, similar to a dubbel, but not exactly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 9, 2003
Cloudy amber color, big head. Deep malt aroma, Madeira touch. Good body structure, some malt. Even 2 years after the expiry date it's still quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jfm (1724) - Holbæk, DENMARK - JUL 8, 2003
A nice red color with a nice white head. Taste is fruits and alcohol which finishes sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GregClow (2879) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 3, 2003
Hazy orange-red colour with a tight white head. Aroma of spices and dark malt. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Flavour has a strong dark fruitness with notes of yeast and malt, and strong alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dhurtubise (568) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2003
Way overated. Veer with an orange crush flavour. Amber brown clour. Thick rich light frothy cream coloured head. Malt and spices in the nose. Sweet orange flavoured beer with licorice notes. Some malt in the background. The orange really predoinates in this beer, almost to the point of giving a orange soda character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (4669) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 23, 2003
Cloudy brown beer with a medium head. Spicy nose with a lot of character. Hide the alcohol very well. I was expecting a very industrial beer but it seems this may be an exception. Very suprised and pleased by this beer. Adding "fruit" in the name might be misleading since this is more of a belgin strong ale than a fruit beer à la leifman...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JorisPPattyn (7879) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUN 21, 2003
Dark brown; brownish, thick dense head. Nose of candi-syrup, coriandre, some dark malts. Sweet and roasted malts in the taste. Slightly perfumey - I'm thinking of chestnut flour. Thick mouthfeel. A bit soupy. An industrial brown. OK, not very refined.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobBestwick (583) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 5, 2003
fruity/wheaty nose, cloudy brown hue with an OK head, mild cherry like character, strawberries, firm body and a warming finish

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