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

bottled
available

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 893   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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3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 14, 2006
Brown colored, little light brown head. Spices, berries and toffee in aroma with mild licorice and alcohol. Medium bodied. Berries, sweetness and mild alcohol in flavor, some toffee and licorice come up too.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2006
Bottle at the Helter Skelter, Frodsham 10/02/2002 Amber mid brown coloured with a cloudy appearance. Some sour fruit aroma. Warming hop finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2006
Malty, bready, dark fruit, a little chocolate in this one, was nice how easy on the tongue this one is, alcohol well hidden to me, a nice after dinner drink.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gilvanblight (823) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 5, 2006
Nice chocolat brown with a thick head. Smokey taste with a bit of weak fruit. Mixed taste that really didnt got that great together, the balance seems off. A bit sweet but more bitter with a sour finish. A nice warming alcohol taste in there as well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2006
Bottle at Chaucers Pub in London, Ontario. Hazy dark plum pour with an active and noisy mocha head. Impressive fig aromas with boozey malt aromas dominate. Yeasty esters are also present. Anise and booze in the mouth, with a rooted plum and fig taste. Strong and sweet, with a good warming quality to the finish. A winner.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chalmers (8) - Bordeaux, FRANCE - FEB 27, 2006 does not count
I bought this soley for the name. Usually I try to be careful of strong Belgian beers, but my beer store had it and it caught my attention so to speak. The head is really long lasting. I poured it about 45 minutes ago and it had a nice full 1/2 inch head on it. Since then I have been savoiring it while doing other things. Very sweet beer, and the 8.5% ABV is starting show. There is a minor bitter after-taste, but nothing to really complain about. All-in-all quite a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzerfaust (845) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - FEB 17, 2006
Pours a hazy dark amber color with orange tones and a big frothy and long lasting head. Sweet strong fruity aroma similar to the "Abbey Tripel" style, showing notes of peaches, apricots and a little of apple/cinnamon. Theres also a slight spicey note enhanced by some liquourish hints & some yeast. Flavor is sweet and highly alcoholic for an 8,5% ABV. It feels like a liquour in the mouth, ending with a medium bitter finish. The body is thick and softly carbonated. It has a nice syrupy consistence. Overall a powerfull and alcoholic ale. Drink it with caution.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
pintbypint (3483) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2006
330ml brown bottle @ Smokeless Joe, Toronto. Deep amber/brown pour, hazy. Very creamy white head. Slight wheaty and malty chocolate scent. Wheaty flavour, sweet malt notes, light chocolate malts. Yeasty drying finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ChrisG (31) - Secunda, SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 13, 2006
Dark hazy beer with a strong malty flavour and aroma. Strong yeast flavours as well. Head is off-white and lasts long enough. Enjoyable once in a while (due to its price in SA)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2006
Hazy amber coloured, some yeast. Average off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma, some maltyness, dry fruits. Smouth taste, some biterness. Finish is rather flat and short, lillte astringent, some sweet touches. Easy drinkable.


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