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Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël)Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël)

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BA SCORE
84
good

154 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

(view ratings)
Ratings: 154
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 13.51%


Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the beginning, it was only brewed in the winter and was called Barbãr Winter Bok. However, since 2008 the consumer decided otherwise.

(Beer added by: TheLongBeachBum on 12-10-2002)
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Reviews by Frosty80:
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Frosty80

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Color: pours medium golden-brown. sits clear, dark brown with ruby hue, active carbonation and a thick cola-like head that dissipates as such initially but retains more with just a half inch left

Smell: strong hop, orange peel and coriander presence along with a light maltiness, and faint dark fruit and honey presence. aromas, especially the malt, are very clean and crisp and light

Taste: components come together as an obvious Belgian of course. pronounced yet balanced hop character. bitter orange and coriander followed by some honey and dark fruit notes. spicy yeast character. finish is slightly dry with a light hop bitterness and flavor balanced by sweet malt and dark fruit notes with just a tinge of smoke that i didnt get initially in the palate

Mouthfeel: high-medium carbonation and body

Notes: not bad. nothing great. personally would have liked a little less carbonation. otherwise a decent dubbel-like brew

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2011 03:14:18 | More by Frosty80
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4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the 330mL bottle into a Chimay chalice at Jing An Temple in Shanghai China.

A: The beer is a nice black color without much light coming through. Head is light tan, foamy, and stays on the sides of the glass very nicely.

S: Why/How is this so fruity? Berry and yeast character. Showing its Belgian side very readily. Some nice smooth malt in the middle. More along the lines of a dubbel.

T: Berry and anise amid the yeasts an the malt. Pretty crazy tasting. All over the place. Again a bit like a dubbel. Delicious but very unexpected.

M: Nice and smooth.

O: No way to see this coming. You see "bok" in the name and think huge malt bomb. But this is essentially a solid Belgian. Really good.

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10-22-2013 09:22:11 | More by BucBasil
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Appearance: dark brown in colour with ruby highlights against the light. A frothy tan head leaps up two-fingers, and quickly drops with odd fizzing on top. Very little retention or lacing.

Aroma: definite dark fruits, honey and some spices, with some anise in the background. Something else almost quite over the top, which I later identified as the honey.

Taste: an almost saccharin sweetness from the honey and a molasses character, those fruits coming through again also. The pungent sweetness is somewhat balanced with a decent amount of sourness through that anise and herbs. It's certainly full flavoured, though the sweetness is not my sort of thing.

Aftertaste: the sweetness backs off a bit, to be replaced by more of that mouth-filling sourness. More my sort of flavour. Pretty tasty!

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Overall: a full flavoured Belgian Strong Dark, different to the ones I've had before - much stronger and with plenty more sourness to marry up with the sweetness. Only detractor is the AU$120+ per case price (2013).

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Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
84 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.