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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: 894   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (26447) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2005
Bottled. Hazy nut brown colour with huge creamy head. Sweet wheat and citric nose. Sweet wheaty and citric flavour with yeast present. Pleasant palate. Lots of yeast in finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2005
330 ml bottle. Cloudy ruddy-brown beer with a thick creamy white head. Beautiful sweet dark malts, orange, cherry, berry, citrus as well as plums/prunes and a shot of coriander make this a very complex brew. Flavour is sweet and spicy with loads of plum, cherry, apple and yeast. Nice wheatiness underneath it all. Finish is a little bit tinny, but with so much that is right in here, its easy to overlook.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUL 27, 2005
UPDATED: APR 25, 2006 Cloudy true brown, with a large initial head that returns to a respectable size at equilibrium. Malty and fruity aroma, but I cant exactly put my finger on the fruit origins. Slight notes of coffee. Flavour is pretty good, which a bit of bitterness and reasonably sweet. Only a medium body in the mouth. Not bad, but theres a lot of room in which it can be bettered! Re-rate: The fruit I could discern as rhubarb (I think). The flavour seemed quite well balanced, and although it is only medium bodied, it was strong enough to make it an enjoyable beer. Bump the Flavour by 1 and the overall by 1.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sten (752) - Westerlo, BELGIUM - JUL 26, 2005
Dark red-brown with fluffy head it has a yeasty, fruity and spicy aroma and taste. (Bottle 33cl)

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fukito (1058) - Santiago, CHILE - JUL 16, 2005
Bottle - July 2005 Pours bright copper with a dense, rich, creamy white head. Aroma is malts, bread, sweet. It leaves a batifull lacing in my goblet as sipping goes by. Flavor is medium to full, strangely spicy. Mouthfull is nice, vivid, creamy, yeasty and i find hard to believe this is 8,5% b/v. Bitternes is there, but not harsh. Aftertaste is subtly, a little "gummy" and pleasant. A wonderfull brew

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle. Hazy dark amber colour with huge off-white head. Aroma has banana, other fruit, a little yeast and some malts. Nice taste that reveals itself gradually; sweet, fruity, spices, orange peel, light bitter finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel, medium to full bodied, well hidden alcohol. Very nice.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DiscoForever (71) - Dunedin, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 9, 2005
Looks darkish (lighter than Chimay Blue) with big bubbles in head. Amazing aroma: instant dessert beer! Big bananery taste with distinct carb tingle and creamy body. Great with bananas - must try with Banoffee Pie!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2005
very fruity in fact nearly to fruity spoils the taste a little with its overpowering fruiteness not likely to have more then 1 it is that sweet

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (10139) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 6, 2005
Rust orange-brown, cloudy, medium head with good lace. Big yeasty aromas with apple/grape as well. Hugely sweet up front with a bitter finish. Very nice sip-after-dinner beer, but too sweet to drink all night.

3.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pernille (518) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 4, 2005
Bottle. Very, very fruity. Pleasant malty and yet bitter. Great balance. Aroma: dusty. Smells like some kind of food.. meat maybe. But I really like it. If you drink this after a few other beers (like I did) you might also notice, that the leaf that covers Eves private parts look like a bird! And its funny that its Adam trying to seduce Eve to eat the fruit!


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