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

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BA SCORE
83
good

160 Ratings
THE BROS
77
okay

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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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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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ccozzi

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

05-29-2012 01:22:37 | More by ccozzi
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A very dark hazy brown, almost pitch black with a 1/2 inch of mocha colored head. Belgium dark ale indeed.

S - Smell is mostly fruity yeasts and dark fruits but I can smells some mild honey.

T - Well not much for sweetness of honey and the taste may impact some coriander or orange peel but the yeast and dark fruit is too overpowering to deliver those "hidden" qualities. Noticeable ABV makes it hard to drink.

M - It's medium to heavy so a very dark Belgium winter bock.

Overall I really don't like dark Belgium ales and this one assures of the dislike.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 05:13:47 | More by DrDemento456
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Edruil


4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

05-08-2012 05:51:53 | More by Edruil
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

05-02-2012 01:10:12 | More by Brewsed
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Hyhat

Ohio

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-19-2012 18:03:13 | More by Hyhat
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

03-25-2012 21:10:50 | More by Morningstorm
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brewbaker

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

02-29-2012 00:29:50 | More by brewbaker
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Intrinsic

Germany

4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have to be honest, I don't even know if I'm reviewing the right beer or not. Mine just says Barbãr Bok, but it has all the same qualities that everyone else seems to report so I'll have to assume that's the one.

Its a very dark brown colour - even held up to the outside light you can hardly see through it. Nice light brown head, although it disappears quickly. Nice lacing.

The smell is sweet, with fruits and malt dominating but not overpowering. Its very nice, and leads well into the taste. I was worried the honey would make this way too sweet, but it's very well balanced by the bitter finish. It's also quite dry and well carbonated. Overall, this is a stand-out beer. It definitely lives up to the Belgian standard.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2012 19:48:23 | More by Intrinsic
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Kacid

California

4.45/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip Glass

Appearance: Pepsi-colored with a pepsi-like colored foam. Both fine and medium sized bubbles that float on a creamy head. Nice, thick lacing that follows the long-lasting head.

Nose: Anise, pepsi, sweet alcohol, herbal, herbal soda (like Mr.Green), spicy. Strong smell of honey
Warmed up: the nose smells like purple grape kool-aid, dark bitter chocolate becomes more prominent, as well as sweet red wine. Slightly unctuous. Lacing stuck thick to the entire glass

Flavour: Herbal, Pepsi, Bitter at the back of the toungue, Alcoholic burn at the back of the throat and tongue, dark/bitter chocolate malt, Honey and Brown sugar, dried fruits

WOW, i did not expect so much out of this beer, especially having never heard of it. It is an incredible Dark ale, complex flavours that only unfold more as it warms up. While it could pair well with some berry-like dark chocolate, i'd almost prefer to savour it alone to feel its complexity. Definitely worth a try! I'm keeping at least 1 of these in my fridge from now on

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 17:20:16 | More by Kacid
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OWSLEY069

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy orange-ish to brown in color with a tan head. In the aroma, coriander, cinnamon, and a note of honey. In the taste, coriander, sweet cinnamon, and a dry honey flavor. A smooth and medium bodied mouthfeel, with a dry coriander and cinnamon like aftertaste. The honey is a bit sweet to dry, a bit basic but nice nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

02-07-2012 15:20:32 | More by OWSLEY069
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beerpirates

Belgium

3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

33 cl bottel poured into my lost abbey stemware glass

Barbar bok brewed with 2.5% honey !

A: Black, with a reddish tint when held to the light. Thin, vanishing head that sticks to glass.

S: Sweet malt, brown sugar, honey , liquor , Belgian yeast.

T: More brown sugar and sweet malt, honey, and bread. Is that a hint of cherry in the back , also some hints of grand marnier ?

M: Medium body, with medium carbonation. Nothing special.

D: It's sweet enough that I wouldn't want to drink more than one in a night, but I'm thoroughly enjoying this one.

Serving type: bottle

01-23-2012 19:23:04 | More by beerpirates
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6string

Germany

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-21-2012 22:01:39 | More by 6string
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Stoutsman

Kansas

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

01-14-2012 22:02:46 | More by Stoutsman
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Bob2o0o

Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.7%

01-14-2012 20:13:19 | More by Bob2o0o
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bonbini26

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-10-2012 17:42:10 | More by bonbini26
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Robje

Australia

4.5/5  rDev +22.3%

01-10-2012 00:54:09 | More by Robje
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BuffaloBill12

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

01-09-2012 23:31:12 | More by BuffaloBill12
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Antnyd82

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

01-09-2012 01:50:56 | More by Antnyd82
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Barbãr Winterbok

From the tap it pours a dark brown, clear, with ruby hues. Aroma of dark fruits, primarily raisin, grape and fig. In the taste, fruity yeast imparting date, raisin, fig notes along with a sugary malt body and a light tang. Alcohol is well hidden. Trademark dark Belgian ale flavor, big time dark fruits. Light roasted malt qualities. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with adequate carbonation. Overall, a tasty winter brew from Barbar, a spiced honey ale is also in their lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2011 01:30:36 | More by Stinkypuss
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-17-2011 03:10:13 | More by trojankeg
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iemailjack

Florida

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-09-2011 17:10:05 | More by iemailjack
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +8.7%

12-09-2011 14:55:37 | More by kjkinsey
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elNopalero

Texas

3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle printed with a best by date of 2011 09 23 but picked up mid-November, 2011. That’s old stock, folks. I’m guessing it’s from last winter if it’s a seasonal release. Anyways…
This pours a malty brown color with a quite a bit of foam. There’s a molasses-malt syrup aroma. Tastes really sweet. Malty. A bit of orange peel, candied fruit. Cloyingly sweet. Bleah. Not my thing, and not one I’d try again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2011 20:49:25 | More by elNopalero
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rekel

Netherlands

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-30-2011 18:22:04 | More by rekel
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +8.7%

11-25-2011 15:13:44 | More by Rochefort10nh
Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
83 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.