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


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RATINGS: 827   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
haukur (1473) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
mmm.. this stands for it´s name, when I finished it I was begging for more! Yeasty fruity aroma.. alot of carbonation. Fresh taste considering the high ABV, a bit heavier then the White but had much more character..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Eirikur (378) - hafnarfjordur, ICELAND - MAY 29, 2003
Very nice, very nice indeed. Starts with a fruity aroma and the taste is very nice, very balanced. I can also tatse the same coriander that is also in Hoegaarden white. Lovely brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sully (1379) - Potts Point, New South Wales, AUSTRALIA - MAY 27, 2003
Very yeasty nose that persists all the way down. Rich coppery colour and there is evidence of a number of fruity esters. Even though apple should be there I can't discern it. A good beer but not a favourite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Caton (160) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 16, 2003
Nose is quite Belgian. Yeasty, with some sweet malts,some spicy clove and citrus also noticed. At first its sweetish (malt, candy sugar), but then dries out towards the end with some peppery alcohol. It has flavour, but somehow, it just appears a little one dimensional to me. Not bad though, 8.8% is hidden quite well too.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Hildigöltur (5104) - København, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2003
Brown colour with nice head. Quite fruity and spicy, but far too yeasty to be really enjoyable. Even though this is the best of Hoegaarden it is not a great beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LoveABeer (141) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2003
Pours a lovely dark red color with a good size head. Taste's off dark fruits with orange peel, and a array of spices.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brewbandit (312) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 27, 2003
Very nice amber body with good head. fruity malt aromas assail the nose. Malt balances the citrus and hops making for a pleasant brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2003
Murky brown in the glass. The least sweet and least complex vis a vis Julius and Grand Cru.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maestro (36) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 3, 2003
Still prefer the Rochefort 10 or a good 2000 Chimay, but very nice and way drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
Pours a cloudy, dark amber color with a medium sized lasting off-white head. Nice spicy aroma of yeasts and malts with touches of orange and coriander. Full body with good carbonation, the flavor is fruity and full of yeast, orange, and sweet malts. Impressive!

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