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


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RATINGS: 889   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   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 5-6°C. Flavored with spices.

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fonefan (51072) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
Bottle. Orange citrus nose with yeast tones. Dark rusty hue with small floaters and a decent head. Orange, pear malt and yeast flavour with a powerful alcoholic kick.

yespr (47545) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2010 33 cL bottle. Had this the first time in 1994 or 1993 at brewery, tour done by Celis himself. This was a cross Europe highschool meetup sponsered by the EC, Netherlands (one brewers daughter and a very pretty intelligent girl I’ll never forget), Belgium (catholic girls class...bad girls :), Denmark and Germany (former DDR) met up for a full week at Alden Biesen for political debate and workshops. Clearly remember this beer, first real love with Belgian beer. The girls in our highschool group where keen on the wit - hence I traded my glass of wit for another glass of Verboden Vrucht. I remember the hearted political conversation with a top Dutch bloke from Maastricht on the way back on the bus, clearly helped by the good beer.

Pours hazy brown with a light brown head. Fruity and slight spiced hoppy aroma with a slight yeasty note. Flavour is slight sweet, fruity and minor spice note. Yeasty spiced finish with a slight edge. Very nice. My first belgian beer ever.

Ungstrup (38384) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2004
A hazy dark amber beer with a huge light brown head. The aroma is very sweet with notes of coriander and oranges. The flavor is also extremely sweet, almost cloying, with notes of oranges and peach, the end is quite dry and spicy. The mouthfeel is thin, but the alcohol burns slightly in the throat.

joergen (29216) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2005
Reddish colour with off white head, that lasts. Sweet aroma with notes of yeast and spices. Spicy flavour with notes of yeast.

anders37 (27062) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JAN 5, 2006
Dark cloudy amber colour. Tan long lasting head. Lots of yeast in the aroma with some maltiness aswell. Flavor is malty with some hints of hops and some bitterness in the aftertaste. This one is pretty good.

oh6gdx (26485) - 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.

Travlr (26071) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2008
Nice label. Dark brew with scant white head. Taste of alcohol and dark fruit. Caramel flavour, malty finish.

cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2007 light brown, light malt, slightly clawing malt with a little blackcurrent with drying bitterness
TK2 Light brown/red ... fruity yeast malt ... fruity bready yeasty malts little blackcurrent ... little alcohol shows little peppery ... definitly candi sugers ... up 2.8->3.2

omhper (25740) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2003
Bottled. Ruby colour, off white head, very cloudy with yeast particles floating around (at least if you pour the bottle as sloppily as I did...) Fruity, but clean with hard mouthfeel, Some grassy hop bitterness. I don't get much out of it...

madmitch76 (25568) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2010
2nd July 2006
Warning! Early amateur rating! Lovely caramelly sweet dark beer. Very easy drinking.

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