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


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RATINGS: 915   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Bottled conditioned. Keg: Filtered.
In 1996, the brewery innovates and launches Barbăr, ale with honey.
Born of the ancestral know-how of a family brewery, Barbar beer will please you with its malt taste and subtle flavour of honey. It is brewed using water drawn from artesian wells on the site of the brewery, at Quenast, a small village to the south of Brussels. This area is well-known for the quality and the diversity of its beers.
Barbar beer is prepared from a secret and harmonious mixture of barley malts, hops and honey carefully selected by our Master Brewer. The traditional brewing method, associated with our unique strain of yeast, and the secondary fermentation in the bottle, gives Barbar the authentic flavour of a very special ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 16, 2009
Found this in a crowd of recent US microbrewery’s who seem to have consumed nearly available shelf space at the local shops. Kind of, em, overkill guys. Anyhow, poured into a tulip style glass. Cloudy, icy, and a nice honey hue. Nose is very floral, very yeasty, and somewhat alcoholic. Nice bouquet and sweet nectar. Taste is honey and yeast with a alcoholic bite. Some vintage type flavours and bread. Citric after tones but everything seems to fade away prematurely.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
judasbeer (431) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 16, 2009
Clear golden color with quite weak, fizzy head. Moderate sipcey, honeyish aromas. Cloves, coriander with moldy cheese flavors. Quite smooth bodied indeed. More balanced, easier in the alcohol level than the bock one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 11, 2009
It’s okay. Medium gold pour. Fruit, sweet malt honey, sugar, bread, citrus, and a small amount of floral hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 9, 2009
12oz bottle. Pours a dark golden color with a small fluffy white head. Aroma is very sweet, lots of honey, sweet breadiness and malt with just a bit of spiciness. I know what they are going for but it seemed overly sweet, not balanced enough. Flavor is much of the same, a huge amount of sweet, partially balanced by some spices. It is slightly better than the aroma, as the alcohol gives a bit of a bite along with some fruitiness in the finish. Medium body and a bubbly active carbonation. Again, just not much balance, somewhat refreshing and easy drinking for the high alcohol but you gotta expect more from a Belgian strong ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Defreni (3087) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 1, 2009
Flaske: Flot orange řl med et kćmpe skumhoved. Duft af honing i řl nćrmest, hvilket er en so-so. Smagen og mundfylden er udmćrket, men igen ikke fantastisk. Gror lidt pĺ en efterhĺnden som procenterne ryger ind.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cavie (4418) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2009
Yellowish pour. Sweet chalky smell. Light bit of honey. Very sweet taste. Not necessarily a honey flavor but floral and soft hops. Very flavorful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
walrussell (192) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Really a strong honey aroma and flavor, with balancing citrus (from spice, not hops, I think). Creamy head combined with effervescence makes a wonderful unusual fizz. Nicely sweet (but not too sweet) and strong. Very delicious. The girlfriend thought it tasted like honey flavored sprite. Would be a higher rating, but I think this one is so specific that I will only want one every now and again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2009
Bottle: Hazy effervescent golden with an off white film of head. Very sweet aroma with tons of honey- a touch of wheat malt crispness and apparent toasted coriander spiciness. Sticky carbonation with a warming body. Very honeyish flavor with candied citrus notes and only a subtle touch of coriander in the mid palate. Late, mildly peppery phenolics and a papery herbal note toward the back. The sweetness masks what potential yeast nuances might be there. Still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. A clear dark golden beer with a medium sized and quite persistent white head The aroma is lightly malty with almost no hops and has many note sof honey, plus some fruity hints (apricot).Quite nice nose. The flavour has a high amount of sweetness, with again many honey notes (maybe too many for me). Some fruitiness. Medium to full body, lively carbonation, long finish with light to medium bitterness, lightly alcoholic. I’m not usually a fan of honey beers, and this is not an exception, but is pretty decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmc90 (17) - BELGIUM - JUN 11, 2009
Lovely lingering fluffy head and a really well balanced taste that would have been far too bitter if not balanced by the honey aftertaste. Strange yet fantastic hints of apricot in the aroma.

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