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

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 806   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - DEC 6, 2002
Darker than I expected, reddish, with dense foaminess (could have been a little more enduring). Vinuous fruity aroma, strong alcohol evidence and peppery spice. Malty, craemy, with sweet fruit flavors, almost peachy, countered well by a good spice and warming alcohol finish. Well balanced sweetness in the aftertaste. Hearty alcohol content, but drinks pretty easily.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maupie (927) - Roosendaal, NETHERLANDS - DEC 1, 2002
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2003 It is a browen beer with a bitter tast. It is a very nice strong beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3655) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2002
Bottle conditioned. Chestnut red-brown with good lacy head and moderate condition. Aromas of bread, yeast and fruit, some coconut hints along with the flavour of plums and an alcoholic peppery dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
stic (109) - Oostende, BELGIUM - OCT 23, 2002
Nice dark-red brown color with big head. Fruity taste, malty, oranges, a little sour, a little spicy.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6616) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 20, 2002
Beer Market, OCT 02. Doug presented me with this great classic Belgian ale. Orange tea look that contrasted greatly with neat head. Aroma of forbidden fruit. Pffff, great intensity, some tartness, fruit, spice. Very complex. Very good aftertaste.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
confusedboy0 (99) - BELGIUM - OCT 19, 2002
UPDATED: JUL 2, 2005 GOOD! brown, sweet sense, very delicious when touching the tongue.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
caesar (5765) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - SEP 28, 2002
The fruity element are present but not dominant, and the beer just has a kind of refreshing taste with a very good palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4820) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - SEP 24, 2002
brown, cloudy beer, with a great head, nice appearance. Sweet aroma. Taste is a little spicy, a little sweet. Sweet dying aftertaste. Quite okay.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
diabel (1629) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2002
It seems as if this beer is some sort of sirop, in all kind of ways. This is not a beer that drinks very pleasantly.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Kåstå (1273) - Mol, BELGIUM - SEP 15, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2003 Amber with a big head. Sweet slightly malty, liquorice, spicy, fruity aroma. Medecinal, spicy and liquorice taste. Medium bitterness. Spicy, orange, bitter, dry aftertaste.


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