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Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

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very good

304 Ratings

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Ratings: 304
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 15
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 10-10-2000)
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

jim_carignan, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of BrewViking
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

In the glass it's a light-brown color with a fairly large off-white head. The honey comes through in the smell and taste; it's like the best kind of blonde or white, but with a bit more flavor packed in than usual. There is almost no bitterness. Highly carbonated.

I strongly recommend Barbar.

BrewViking, Feb 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

BKBassist, Feb 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Goldndomer, Feb 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

TwiggyCZ, Feb 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

houtappel, Jan 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

safaricook, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

krome, Jan 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2%

hishoosh, Nov 22, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

timsoder, Nov 20, 2013
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Cindy_C, Nov 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

ste5venla, Nov 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

dcmchew, Oct 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

jaydoc, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.5%

Sspeer1, Oct 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Dragophant, Oct 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

discodoni, Oct 11, 2013
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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.

Haydn-Juby, Oct 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Jame515, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

MorSlaught, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Canada_Dan, Aug 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2%

Darkhnum, Aug 09, 2013
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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!

wurmburner, Aug 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

trebbates, Jul 27, 2013
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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.

Absumaster, Jul 23, 2013
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
88 out of 100 based on 304 ratings.