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

bottled
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on tap
common

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RATINGS: 870   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SimonLarsen (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAR 11, 2004
Nice, lacks some creaminess in palate. No bitterness in the aftertaste, only an alcohol warmth with the carbonation tingle. I've heard of people warming beers with a poker in winter, if I ever try that this might be the one, I suspect it is light enough to be quite warm without overpowering and has the sweetness to caramelise from the poker, If I had a fire I'd try it now in fact.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rlgk (17300) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2004
Dark amber, with a creamy offwhite head. Has a fruity and yeasty aroma. Has a rather complex flavor, but most of al lit is sweet, probably from the alcohol that comes through. Rather mild finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2004
Estery, fruity. Wheat, yeast, medium malts. Light metallic bitterness. Dark copper red cloudy with tan foamy lacing head. Medium watery body with light carbonation. Sweet taste, wheaty & malty. Light alcohol & estery. Decent malty wheat beer taste. Light bitter finish, nutty sweet bitter after.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TorbenH (1026) - Frederikshavn, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2004
Fruity aroma. A good beer, but nothing special. Taste is not as complex as other belgian beers.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG (465) - Valley Center, California, USA - FEB 5, 2004
Coriander and orange peel dominate this beer. Tasty and sweet with a nice nose. Moderate feel on the palate. A nice beer for warm weather.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2004
Hoppy and fruity aroma. Chestnut color, almost looks like a light red wine, nice big head. Crisp and clean taste, some fruityness. Nothing special. Bottled

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fly (1461) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2004
things and stuff and things and I remember having such a hoopla in this state over nekkid boddies on the label. Heaven forbid - or the alscohol commission.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12910) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 30, 2004
Bottle Conditioned. Blood orange red beer with a huge lasting head. This was the beer that got me into Belgian beers in the first place, it is big skinny fruit, orangey herby beer that is easy on he palate. Lovely tones of cripsness and sweeness at the same time. Always liked it always will.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 29, 2004
Chestnut colour. Spicy aroma. Sweet and fruity on the palate. Some balancing bite and sharp notes on the finish. Cleaner than I expected. High alcohol content is unobtrusive. Not bad. Bottled, Hamprtons Wine Bar, London W1

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - JAN 18, 2004
Bottled. Large, creamy foam, slowly disappearing and glass sticking. Hazy orange-reddish colour. Initial volatile sweet fruity aroma (cherry, unripe plum) and citrussy (candied orange peel), then malt is more intense: toasted malt, nutty, caramel, honey, (vanilla), alcohol. Taste is sweet, candy sugar, sweet cherry, candied orange peel, (vanilla), weak "spicy" bitterness. Remind me the taste of Panettone, the typical Italian Christmas cake, made with a lot of candied orange peel and raisin. Medium body, oily texture, highly carbonated. A sweet one.


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