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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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stephendr

California

4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2 oz. glass bottle- color of deep dark amber, with a medium tan colored head - nose of jammy, raisins, sweet prunes, mint jelly, and malt – robust taste of earthy, bark, mild fruit, and some citrus- body is, and with medium high carbonation – aftertaste of sweet fruit, lingering, and spices

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2008 19:48:50 | More by stephendr
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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.

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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.

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