Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.65/5 rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
A: Golden and honey like in appearance. A thick head of large bubbled foam floats over the beer retaining itself nicely and leaving streaks of lacing down the sides of my tulip. Some bits of sediment are visible.
S: Sweet smelling. Not too much ABV on the nose.
T: Sweet malts. Really to do this beer justice leave it out of the fridge for a while and let it warm. The honey becomes a bit more present and a bit of bitter Curacao also peaks its head out. Sweet malts are also available , I'm assuming some kind of pilsener malt. Hops profile is low and only comes though as bitterness although slight but provide good balance.
M: Ultra Ultra dry. Perhaps among one of the driest beers I've had. I can assume this is due to the honey seeing as it is highly fermentable and leaves a fair amount of alcohol with little residual sugar. This is not to say the body is too thin , which it's not. High carbonation typical of a Belgian is definitely there making the beer even more refreshing.
O: A pretty good beer overall. I would drink this again if the price was right but not really something I would hunt down.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2013 02:33:00 | More by Haydn-Juby
4.06/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Surprising to have this on tap at Mission Pizza great mellow family blue grass pizza pub in Fremont CA, and I ordered a pint after a taste, the bartender not knowing where it came from, so I figured it must be a new brewery in CA. Wrong and feeling ignorant. I just really like the subtle honey undertone of this. Surprisingly strong for the mellowness of it. Very golden and lovely as I sit at table on sidewalk as the sundry to the west. Aaaaah, California, but this is Belgium in a suburban East Bay buzz, and it feels and tastes so right!
Serving type: on-tap
08-02-2013 01:52:18 | More by wurmburner
3.23/5 rDev -17.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
A golden amber beer with a nice head.
The smell has some honey supported by a light dextrinous malt base. The yeast gives the beer a fruity smell that combines well with the honey. There are notes of peach and lychees.
The taste is a nice honey flavor with the fruity yeast character giving the beer a Belgian taste with fruit, light solvent and some clove, peach and lychees. The malt taste is a little thin but for a blonde beer this is ok, the mouthfeel is a little thin.
Serving type: bottle
07-23-2013 19:32:56 | More by Absumaster
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
88 out of 100 based on 274 ratings.