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

bottling
unknown

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 890   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 5-6C. Flavored with spices.

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (901) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 19, 2017
Transparent brown with white foamy head. Like many other strong belgian ales the aroma is bold, this one with cherries, wood barrel, vanilla and Christmas spices. Light body with a brandy or cognac finish. Dry with grape and purple drank flavors on the finish. Not boozy but reminds me of a nice balanced Remy Martin. Not my favorite style, because many seem to do the same thing, but this one tastes good and the label is great!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (552) - - FEB 19, 2017
Served in a bottle at Cafe Vlissinghe. Plum color with a tan head. Plum cherry caramel aroma. Toffee dark fruits sweet alcohol flavour. Heavy body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3547) - Malm, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2017
Flaska frn beernavigator. Passerat BBD fr ca 8mnader sedan. Mrkt brnstensfrgade, mycket jstsediment, medelhft krmigt skum. St doft av torkade pplen och pron, fruktkompott, honung, nektar, fruktig estrad och lite kryddor. Smak som doften, st men vl integrerad och i bra balans, vlmoden, ganska kryddig eftersmak som stramas upp av en ltt trig beska. Funkar till kraftigare mat med lite stma. Riktigt gott.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (2630) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Rich sweet spicy fruity dark caramelly malty strong ale. Alcohol hit. Fruity malty finish. (2008)

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (163) - Grenoble, FRANCE - JAN 20, 2017
Sublime la verse, la Fruit Dfendu est une classique ! Belle mousse ivoire, ambre avec de beaux reflets de topaze et de citrine peine trouble par une levure en suspension. Armes de malts caramel tout juste torrfis, cassonade, sucre candi, mre, myrtille, fraise, clmentine, framboise, citron vert, pamplemousse, poivre, muscade, gingembre, cerise, poire, prune... Un superbe pot-pourri darmes divers et varis avec une bonne dose dpices ! Cest propre, net, quilibr, gourmand, seyant et assemble avec adresse. Rien nest ostentatoire, mme lalcool, tout est bien dos. Pas dune complexit renversante mais il se dgage quelque chose de cette bire, une certaine noblesse je dirais. La carbonatation est bonne, juste comme il faut, la texture est ronde mais laisse parler le gaz carbonique, lamertume est lgre, impeccable dans le style, et lalcool est trs liquoreux avec des notes de poire williams et de kirsch. Un peu des saveurs de noix et darachides en bouche, toujours apprciables. Pas non plus les saveurs les plus hallucinantes mais tout comme le nez, cest noble, bien charpent, bien structur, bien quilibr. Des houblons discrets mais efficaces, des pices bien doss, un alcool au niveau, du fruit, du malt...que demander de mieux aprs tout ? Bouteille 33cl, V&B Grenoble.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (430) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle 33cl. Light brown with a red glow and a thick, foamy off white head. Aroma of malts, grain and a hint of smoked wood. The taste is mildly bitter with hints of grain. The aftertaste is bitter with a warm glow of alcohol.

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
strap (835) - Sindelfingen, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2017
dark brown with a thick beige head. fruity aroma, with oranges, bananas, floral notes. sweet up front, with fruit and caramel. nice spices and a dry finish. pleasantly surprised...didnt have high expectations from this inBev product.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tjeerd (433) - GERMANY - DEC 15, 2016
Classic of the classics. High abv in a spicy beer. Havent drunk it for years but it felt like an old friend.

1.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Korcz (2220) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 4, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markschiedon (656) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 28, 2016
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle. In the aroma sweet, alcohol and hops. The unclear orange beer (with yeast in it) has a large off white head. In the taste yeast, hop, spices. High carbonated.


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