Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.61/5 rDev -1.9%
A - Dark brown with lots of carbonation present. The off-white head builds up nicely but dissolves almost completely to around the rim.
S - Dark fruits and molasses with something herbaceous.
T - The most dominant flavours extend from the nose. This beer is sweet but not too sweet and is nicely balanced with some subtle hints of berries, plum and honey. The flavours don't linger too long and give way to a dry, earthy finish.
M - Medium-bodied with a little too much carbonation. This easy drinking beer feels much lighter than it actually is.
O - Not a bad Strong Dark Ale but certainly not one of the best. This beer is not as complex as others in this weight class but I still enjoyed it because it felt like a lighter sipping beer. The flavour combination is unique and represents a nice change from the norm.
06-10-2014 00:06:10 | More by John656
2.68/5 rDev -27.2%
Pours a clear, deep brown almost black color, topped with a tan colored head, with decent retention.
The aroma is malty with the addition of some honey - pleasant.
The taste is quite bittery, finishing with a roasty feel. Quite strong but still drinkable.
04-21-2014 11:11:21 | More by MarkoNm
4.11/5 rDev +11.7%
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.
10-22-2013 09:22:11 | More by BucBasil
3.66/5 rDev -0.5%
Bottle: brown 330mL bottle, interesting label for a Belgian beer - something a bit different.
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!
Mouth feel: medium in body with a light and yet somehow spritzy-feeling carbonation. Clean and crisp.
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).
07-09-2013 10:18:54 | More by SmashPants
Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
83 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.