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

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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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stefano99 (19) - Ghezzano (Pisa), - DEC 29, 2001
Strong spicy ale, deep brown color, persistent and rich foam, one of the best products of de Kluis Brouwerij


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle - Cloudy amber colour, medium off-white head, good durablity, fine lacing. Spicy aromas of malt, wheat, caramel, peach, dried plum, raisins, candy and some tutti-frutti, a bit sourish in the end. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth texture, nice fruity finish. Great belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rhombic (97) - SPAIN - JUL 10, 2016
Pours cloudy brown with off white head. Grape aromas, apple and some overripe fruit - reminiscent of cider in a certain way. Flavours include a very clear apricot (if you have ever tried one of those sun-dried apricots, that kind of taste), blended in with malt and caramel. Medium body, fruitiness in retrohale, so I’m guessing a fair amount of esters to it. Long, gradual finish with a very subtle bitterness fading in just at the end. Well crafted.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fules (628) - Gyöngyös, HUNGARY - JUL 7, 2016
Átlátszatlan, vörösbe hajló barna szín, közepes, tartós hab. Illata nem túl erős, de határozottan búzás, enyhe gyümölcsös vonással. Szénsavas, fűszeres - mintha halvány borsos íze lenne -, komlós ízvilág, amihez enyhe keserűsség és gyümölcsösség párosul. Utóíze enyhén kesernyés, savanykás, az utóbbi sokáig meg is marad. Telt sör.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CofradiaMCarlosV (31) - SPAIN - JUL 4, 2016
This beer is very well done. The taste is sweet but equilibrated. However it has an alcoholic taste that comes back that we didn’t appretiate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Powerage71 (25) - SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Me ha gustado mucho. Aroma y sabor muy diferentes a lo que nos tiene acostumbrados esta marca.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1146) - Ĺrhus, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2016
0.33 bottle. A clear, brown color and a large off-white head leaving some good lacing. Aroma is composed of spices, yeasts, and flowers - a typical Belgian. Taste is quite sweet once again with spices, yeasts, fruits, and some flowers; it also introduced a bit of caramel. A medium to full body, a creamy texture, and a soft carbonation. The finish is long and sweet, relatively good. Overall the beer is really pleasant, it would seem that Hoegaarden can brew something more than a commercial Witbier.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrNosha (1523) - Baden Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
0,33l Flasche. Bernsteinfarbenes Bier, flacher Schaum. Malz und Kräuterduft. Süss im Antrunk. Hopfen und Karamell.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MBlessing (787) - Württemberg, GERMANY - MAY 30, 2016
Dunkles trübes Bernstein schöner schaum, Geruch malzig karamell würzig, Geschmack kräftig malzig karamell leichte süße kräuterig trocken ein Klassiker der Belgian strong ales

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
MartyW (103) - DENMARK - MAY 28, 2016
Bottle. Hazy dark amber beer with a huge light brown head. Aroma is sweet with notes of spices and yeast, slight fruit. Flavour is really sweet, candy sugar. Notes of fruit, spices, yeast. Finishes off with a slight burn in the throat of alcohol and yeast flavour.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Florya (1618) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2016
How : bottle Appearance : almost clear light brown with a minimal off-white head Aroma : plums, caramel, dried fruits, orange peel and some herbal tones. Palate : medium body, average carbonation.


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