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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zaf (270) - - JUN 28, 2013
rossa/ambrata con schiuma abbondante ma che tende a ridursi lasciando un mezzo dito alla fine.. aroma di ciliegie,pesche,frutta matura..gusto dolce esattamente come l’aroma,lievemente amara,frizzante quanto basta e corpo ok..birra buona,bevibile,scende giù molto bene..volevo qualcosa di più complesso ma non sono rimasto deluso..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Milter (416) - Nyborg, DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
Meget spændende øl. God balance mellem de søde og det tøre. Tilpas mørk øl.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tbonde (231) - DENMARK - SEP 25, 2015
33cl bottle@home in Trappist glass@approx 12 degrees. Pours cloudy dark brown with an off-white head with good retention turning into lacing and clotty foam. Aroma of caramel, toffee, just a hint of yeast, banana and dark fruit. Taste follows aroma in many ways without getting too sweet and with a little spice and bitterness also added. No yeast in taste and alcohol kept well in check. Aftertaste long and pleasantly malty and spicy. Full body and soft carbonation leaving a nice creamy mouthfeel. The missus liked it also, which is unusual for a Belgian Strong Ale. I think it is because it is so smooth and without any yeasty notes. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aronvarga (389) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 20, 2015
Toffee, ripe fruit and yeasty aroma; cloudy, dark reddish brown colour, light tan medium-sized porous head; full body; soft carbonation; sweet moderate malty and slight bitter taste, dry alcoholic palate with fruity notes.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
fredericwjp (6) - - SEP 19, 2015 does not count
Cerveja forte, encorpada, combina com queijo forte. Sabor forte, cerveja de cor escura.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kleurplaatje (104) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
This Pours cloudy dark reddish with a stable and lasting white head. Great lacing. Aroma of toffees, yeast and ripe fruits. Bit spicy as well. Promising forest fruitcake undertone as well. Wonderful nose. Taste is moderatelye sweet and smoothly bitter. Clear notes of dried fruits and candied sugar. Peppery towards the end, accompaied by some wamish alcohol. Nice, lingering, dark fruity and yeasty aftertaste as well, with some dryish, vinous undertones however. Bit boozy, but remarkably smooth as well. Full bodied, beautifully creamy textured. Soft carbonation. Well-balanced and fairly well refined. Great brew. Definitely one to drink again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vincentvega72 (100) - - SEP 12, 2015
Koperkleurig bier met rijkelijke schuimkraag (ebt wel snel weg) Fruitig aroma van rozijntjes, pruimen, beetje banaan. Complexe kruidige smaak met beetje wrange nasmaak (appelsienschil), beetje moutig, peperkoek, kandijsuiker. Lekker genietersbier.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Luengus (19) - - SEP 11, 2015
Average frothy light brown diminishing head. Murky lightly cloudy brown body. Clear caramel aroma with cheese touch and bit of licorice. Palate is full body, creamy with average to soft carbonation. Long lasting flavor moderately sweet and light acidic and a bit bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fredthecat (316) - CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Attractive chestnut with a tan head. Smell is nutmeg, cake and toffee. Bodyfeel is so wheaty and limpid, lays over tongue. Does not taste cloying but hot n malty. Very nice but unfinished and young. High strength wheat dubbel?

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
androman (1051) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 3, 2015
33cl bottle at Nike pub, Hilversum. Body is hazy brown, head is medium, beige, creamy, average lasting, good lacing. Nose is floral, flavor is fruity, caramel, molasses, mild roasted malt. Medium to heavy sweet, light bitter. Finish is medium lasting slightly roasty bittersweet. Medium body, sticky texture, average carbonation. Easy dessert beer, a bit too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
robinn93 (55) - Texas, USA - AUG 27, 2015
330ml bottle at home. Dark amber colored beer. Heavy spices and dark fruits.

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