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


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RATINGS: 894   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
CalumScotland (182) - Hamilton, - JAN 4, 2013
I think this one is overrated I actually prefer the normal hoegarrden still nice beer just aint my favorite

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MasDen (342) - Mogilev, BELARUS - MAY 9, 2017
Aroma: Fruits, Belgian yeasts, phenol, sugar. Appearance: From Dark red to brown color with big light brown head. Taste: Fruits, sugar, malt, Belgian yeasts, alcohol in finish. Palate: Medium bodied, high carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lbianchi66 (382) - FRANCE - APR 4, 2017
Robe ambre avec un peu de dpt. La mousse est beige et tient bien. Armes alcool, vineux malt, levure. Got malt, caramel, fruits jaunes. On reste sur les fruits confits. Texture lgrement crmeuse. La carbonatation est fine et abondante. Un bonne bire.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
comperchris (136) - - MAR 23, 2017
Pours a dark brown with tan head. Smells like barnyard, basement aromas, woody, raisin. Tastes malty and strong yeast

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuideDogSaint (1339) - Xiamen, CHINA - MAR 10, 2017
330ml bottle at OnLYou, Jimei. Pours hazy mid brown with a thin head. Aroma of malt with some bread and dried fruit. Slightly harsh sweet taste. Sweetish finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cristobal37 (1086) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosskyle (643) - Denver, Colorado, USA - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vignale (3736) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
john44 (3034) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 10, 2017
Bottle. Rich sweet spicy fruity dark caramelly malty strong ale. Alcohol hit. Fruity malty finish. (2008)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (237) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TtV (446) - 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.

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