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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: 886   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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
seynie (384) - Tienen, - APR 10, 2014
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 Hazy brown amber with thin head. Lots of spices, red berries and yeast. Medium finish with the sweet and sour of the berries but not too fruity, some alcohol and yeast. Interesting


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zarrach76 (125) - 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 (426) - 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 (826) - Sindelfingen, Baden-Wrttemberg, 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 (405) - 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 (1845) - 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 (648) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jeongminyun (14) - SOUTH KOREA - NOV 13, 2016
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3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BlueGaljoen (138) - FRANCE - NOV 6, 2016
Jolie bire acajou tout en rondeur. Touche de noyau de cerise et dpices. Lalcool est prsent mais ne nuit pas la bire. Un jolie bire assez atypique.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jacobarts (140) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 21, 2016
Bottle. Hazy brown with huge creamy white head. Aroma of bread, banana, peach. Taste of bread, some spices, pebber, belgian yeast. This one was highly carbonated. Fine beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kapusil (1268) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 14, 2016
0.33l bottle. Brown/ruby body with a thick and lasting beige head. Aroma of ripe banana, toffee, peach, nuts and some lemon zest. Taste of caramel, toast, orange zest, lemon zest and raisins. Sweet and fruity, but the finish has a hint of hops to it. The body is medium and its quite effervescent. Awesome beer.


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