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Brewed by Brasserie Lefebvre
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium

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RATINGS: 713   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned. Keg: Filtered
Previously known as Winter Bok
ABV 8%-8.5%.
Because the warrior needs to rest in winter as well, the Lefebvre Brewery has produced for you, from October to February, a winter Barbãr Brassin.
Issue of high fermentation, Barbãr winter Brassin is a brown ale containing Honey (2,5%). It is consumed cold, at approximately 5°C.

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3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hetyu (115) - - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle - Pours a a nice brown, big bubbly white head that dissipates to a light lacing. Aroma belgian yeast, dark grains with some malts, all spice and a bit of nuttiness. Good carbonation - bubbly on the palate - some sweetness probably from the honey but a dry aftertaste with some yeast and molasses.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gangstergafje (890) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2017
The beer looks great. The color of the beer is extremely dark brown, maybe even black. Strong light reveals a nice ruby red glow. The beer is very cloudy. On top, a nice almond coloured layer of soft rough foam is formed. Foam retention isn’t that great. The bulk of the foam collapses quickly, leaving a thin drape. Nice. The smell of the beer is also great. I smell a lovely warming winter beer. There are nice aroma’s of alcohol, warming and sweet. There is also nice sweet honey, which pairs really nice with the malts. I also smell some nice caramel and lovely liquorice tones. The smell is quite sweet, but not to sweet. The honey isn’t out of balance. Hops aren’t clearly present. This is no problem. The malt and honey aroma’s do the trick by themselves. The taste is also nice. Again, there is a lovely alcohol warmth, perfectly suitable of winter. Besides this, there are nice sweet honey flavours, without the honey being astringent. Besides honey, I also taste nice malts, giving also a tiny roast bitterness. There are some hoppy bitters present. All is in very good balance. It is a very taste beer. The palate of the beer is also good. The nice warming tingling of the alcohol goes together well with the medium high carbonation. Body is medium and the testure is a bit creamy, but not very. The finish is nice and long and contains some nice malts and honey sweets. All in all, a very good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alrick (105) - FRANCE - MAR 4, 2017
Douce mais robuste ! Une bière appréciable qui même si forte et parfumée se boit très bien en été

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
john44 (2928) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2017
Bottle. As "Barbar Winter Bock" - Dark Brown. Strong Ale made with Honey. Sweet, very malty, roasted malts, caramel, brown sugar, chocolate, dark fruits & berries, spices. Pronounced bitter edge. Very smooth. Nice warming alcohol. (2008)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inoven (522) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2017
Flesje thuis gedronken. Diep donkerbruin helder bier. Aroma is fruitig. Smaak is zoet, rokerig en caramelachtig. Nasmaak is snel weg.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bijl (445) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 21, 2017
Donkerrood/bruin, crèmekleurige schuimkraag, sprankelend koolzuur, iets troebel. Aroma: Mouten, karamel, fruitig, bosbes, honing. Smaak: Fruitig zoet, aardbei, iets zuurtje van iets als bosbes, honing, moutig, karamel, en iets kruidig. Een beetje alcohol warmte en een lichte bitter. Medium body, prikkelig koolzuur , afdronk is zoetig en fruitig. Een apart bier... erg lekker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ysok02 (1321) - Mons, BELGIUM - JAN 7, 2017
Robe brune, mousse crémeuse, peu persistante. Nez plus malté et chocolaté que la précédente, avec toujours un fond de miel et de fruits secs. Bouche à l’attaque aussi ronde, plus torréfiée, bulle onctueuse et finale miellée. Deux bières différentes mais avec de nombreuses similitudes.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
HopsWhisperer25 (1) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JAN 7, 2017 does not count
Very soft, however it has very full, toung-spanning taste. Defenately, nice

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
m.mahu (175) - Iasi, ROMANIA - DEC 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours light dark, medium head. Malts, caramel, metal, boozy, but no trace of it in the taste. Fizzy and light. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rubin77 (1600) - Brussels / Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 29, 2016
F: pale brown, huge, very long lasting. C: dark brown, opaque. A: malt, banana, strawberry, peach, caramel, honey, yeast, molasses, brown sugar. T: malt, banana, peach, candy sugar, touch of dark fruits, honey, strawberry, plums, hint of curacao, medium to full body, medium to high carbonation, very pleasant and good balanced, 33cl bottle from Carrefour market - Saint-Michel @ Etterbeek, Brussels.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (1004) - BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2016
Bruin bier met crème kleurige schuimkraag. Geur: fruitig, donker fruit, bosvruchten, bessen. Smaak: zoet, fruitig. Goede koolzuurprikkel. Medium volmondig. Afdronk: licht zoet en wat alcoholisch.


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