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


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RATINGS: 818   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 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
japet (38) - DENMARK - MAR 14, 2003
A little bit spicy, but a very good flavor, nice head and cloudy colour, and all in all a very good beer

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hansen (7651) - Assentoft, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2003
Be carefull when pouring. It's makes a big, beautifull head. A bit of spice in aroma and flavor, but not enuogh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CapFlu (4806) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2003
(33cl Bottle) Review for De Verboden Vrucht - Le Fruit Défendu - Pours a thin, quick disspating white head and a cloudy golden- orange-brown body. Faint, fruity aroma with slight detection of spice. Taste of soft and sweet orange and spice. Very impressed!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoveCaissa (873) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2003
UPDATED: APR 20, 2003 Fruity (dark fruits), spicy (coriander/cloves), slightly alcoholic and very complex. Like the bottle label (and glass) too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 18, 2003
Dark brown colour. Nice large head. Aroma is of yeast, spicies, sweet. Flavour is filling, malty, citrus, a touch of caramel, yeast. Finishes long and dry.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2003
(Best by 4/4/04) The beer poured effortlessly and produced a beautiful head and lace. I find the nose to be rather nominal and fairly bland. The palate is full and fruity with a very evident flavor of pasteurization. The finish is long and faintly alcoholic. This beer would have been much better if it had not been pasteurized. Hoegaarden continues to disappoint me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
The Etruscan (583) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 28, 2002
Beige head. Deep amber color. Aroma is malty, fruity and slightly spicy. Flavour is more balanced with fruity and spicy notes, ending in a nice dry and slighly yeasty finish. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10801) - Søborg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2002
Dark amber coloured. A little hazy. Nice beige head. Aroma has berries and spices in it. Flavour is mild and fruity. Is slightly alcaholic and has a sweet bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2002
Cloudy dark brown w/ large beige head. Sweet malt aroma that is also slightly fruity & yeasty. Feel starts of light then thickens. Light, sweet fruity (orange, cherry) flavours at first giving way to a very pronounced dry, spicy, alcohol laden finish.

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