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


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RATINGS: 794   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hansvf (188) - - AUG 10, 2013
Te hoge schuimkraag maar mooie kleur. Lekker, maar niet heel speciaal. Weinig nasmaak...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (200) - Warszawa, POLAND - MAR 2, 2015
butelka, warka do 30/07/16. Dosc wysoka, jasnokremowa piana, ladna, ale szybko opadajaca do cienkiej warstewki. Samo piwo lekko metne (nie od drozdzy z dna butelki raczej, ktorych nie wlalem), bardzociemnomiodowa, bursztynowa barwa. Aromat bardzo intensywny, slod i drozdze dajace dla mnie bardzo slodka mieszanke zapachowa, triplowa dosc w charakterze. do tego duzo brzoskwini, troche banana, rodzynek, karmelu, slad ciemnych owocow (sliwki?). przyprawowosc slabo wyczuwalna ale obecna. po lekkim ogrzaniu przyprawy duzo bardziej odczuwalne. W smaku nie czuc wcale tej calej slodyczy i owocowosci z aromatu. Tzn ona jest obecna, ale jest mocno wycofana, robiac miejsce dla kwaskowatosci lekkiej i dla przyprawowosci oraz przyprawowej wlasnie, niezasilnej goryczki. wysycenie srednie. ciala sporo, choc czesto tego nie czuc przez co2 na jezyku. Alkohol wyczuwalny, choc nie jakos mocno. Dobre piwo, jednak smak nie dal tego, co obiecal aromat, a szkoda...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Icedwarf (499) - Etten-Leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 21, 2015
Troebel bruin bier met schuim. Smaak is kruidig en zoet, kaneel, fruit, banaan en kruidnagel. Erg lekker, zeker tijdens koudere momenten. Eén van mijn favorieten, smaak blijft helaas niet echt lang hangen.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PauloAG (70) - BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
330cc bottle. Pours hazy Amber with beige head. Orange peal, fruits, spices and yeast. Lovely brew

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CacheManyHose (290) - HONG KONG - FEB 12, 2015
Cloudy caramel-brown with thick foamy beige head and lots of lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast and esters, nutty toffee floral malt, spice, booze. Tastes of spiced malt, fruit (plenty of citrus), yeast. Body has lots of fizzy carbonation, very smooth. Lightness of palate and fruit complements the Belgian yeast and spice nicely. Booze well hidden. Surprisingly drinkable and light given how yeasty, spicy and fruity this is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1260) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 8, 2015
Cloudy, deep amber body with a beige head that sticks to the glass. Very strong aroma of delicious Belgian yeast, spices and fruits, and weaker notes of caramel and vanilla. The flavour is unfortunately a bit too dominated by alcohol, but there are also pleasant notes of Belgian yeast, spices and dark dried fruits on a caramel background. Moderate sweet and moderate bitter taste. Mid-bodied, dry and with a moderate carbonation. Very nice, but would have been even better with less obvious alcohol.
[33 cl bottle, enjoyed 1.5 years before BB date, courtesy of Sidsel]

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
xXbaptisteXx (91) - - FEB 2, 2015
Une couleur ombrait aux reflets caramel la mousse est légèrement foncé est assez tenace Au nez à sentir des odeurs sucrées (figue) et épicé ( caramel) En bouche elle va être assez douce et peu gazeuse pas très amère non plus va sentir des notes de caramel (dommage qu'elle ne soit pas aussi bonne que son odeur)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2015
330ml bottle. Murky brown color. Thin white head, disappears. Sweet, caramel, malty, slightly sour notes in aroma. Caramel, sweet, malty, slightly fruity, bit papery, touch of dead yeast in taste. Soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guiroul33 (132) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle 33cl offered by Wouter, @ home. Quite unique, half-way between a Belgian tripel, a German weissbier, a fruity beer and a spontaneous fermentation beer somehow. A good mix overall.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Kauge (445) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle from Wine of Galilee in Tallinn. BB Feb 2016. Translucent amber with bits floating around. The foam rises out the bottle after opening, but as I’ve poured it forms a disappointingly fast-dropping head. Lacing ok. Nose is sugary sweet, caramel and lemonade, wheat, fruity yeast and coriander-like spiciness and alcoholic warmth. Gets grainy as it warms. Taste is sweet of caramel and peaches, raisins, wheat, dough, and only a bit of coriander and clove spiciness, plus alcoholic warmth and minimum bitterness in the finish. Body medium, carbonation soft but quite active - I feel it from the first sip until late in the finish. Overall? It’s good. Did not expect that of an InBev.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Batavi (34) - Waalwijk, NETHERLANDS - JAN 22, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2015 Hoegaarden De Verboden Vrucht, uitgeschonken in origineel Verboden Vrucht glas. Kleur is mooi mistig roodbruin, met beige schuimkraag die vrij snel wegzakt tot een dunne schuimlaag. De geur is kruidnagel, koriander en andere specerijen met Belgische gist. De smaak is redelijk complex, zoetige karamel en dadels, verder kruidig, kaneel, kruidnagel en ook licht zurig/houtig. De afdronk is wat waterig en zoetig met zacht bittere hop smaak. Nog steeds een lekker en klassiek Belgisch speciaal biertje om rustig van te genieten. Zeker een van de beste bieren van Hoegaarden.

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