Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) - Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
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3.53/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
05-15-2012 05:13:47 | More by DrDemento456
4/5 rDev +8.7%
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.
02-25-2012 19:48:23 | More by Intrinsic
4.45/5 rDev +20.9%
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
02-12-2012 17:20:16 | More by Kacid
3.43/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
02-07-2012 15:20:32 | More by OWSLEY069
3.73/5 rDev +1.4%
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.
01-23-2012 19:23:04 | More by beerpirates
4.18/5 rDev +13.6%
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.
12-23-2011 01:30:36 | More by Stinkypuss
3.15/5 rDev -14.4%
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.
12-08-2011 20:49:25 | More by elNopalero
Barbãr Bok (formerly Barbãr De Noël) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
83 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.