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Forbidden Fruit - Red Hare Brewing Company

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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 11.55%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Red Hare Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Zach136 on 07-30-2013)
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Reviews by crwrunner:
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3.11/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I tried this beer not knowing anything about it. It was on tap and all i knew about it was that it was a Saison. Expecting a typical saion, I was really thrown off from my first sip. A little bit of apple but mostly cinnamon. It did not taste at all like your typical saion. This beer tasted like I was drinking big red chewing gum or water down goldschlagger. I have to admit, it was pretty tough for me to finish 12 oz. of this. I wanted to finish it as soon as possible so I could get something else.

crwrunner, Nov 03, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of chinchill
3.51/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Spiced apple farmhouse ale made "with Willamette, Chinook, Cascade and Falconers Flight hops" and north Georgia apples.

Feel: excellent, with soft but very lively carbonation. Crisp.

Aroma: vanilla and cinnamon with a light and bready malt. Apple pie anyone?

Flavor: a load of cinnamon dominates. More sweet than tart.but pretty good balance.

chinchill, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of Keith_R
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Keith_R, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of mlhyatt
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

mlhyatt, Oct 05, 2013
Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Cloaked_Phantom, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of iheartmyTHO
3.99/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Normally, I'm not a fan of "fruit" beers. They tend to be too syrupy or sweet for my liking. If I want a sweet, fruity drink I'll go for some wine or a mixed drink. Anyways, it was Fall and decided to get into the Fall mood by trying some of the Forbidden Fruit beer at the Local 7 bar. I surprisingly really liked this beer.

It reminded me of a cider that was lightly carbonated and not too sweet. Most ciders I have drunk taste too much like apple candy for my liking. But for the Forbidden Fruit you got some nice apple notes but a bit of hops from the beer. It was a pleasant, easy to drink beer. I hope Red Hare comes out with this beer again next Fall.

iheartmyTHO, Dec 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

jmalnati, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of Bigben0328
4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

Bigben0328, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of jsanford
3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

jsanford, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of 100200300
3/5  rDev -15.5%

100200300, Jul 31, 2013
Photo of ATLhopfiend
3.96/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Light color, lightly carbonated with a head that fades quickly.

S - Apple & spices are well pronounced on the nose, the scent made me expect some sweetness in taste

T - Apple and spices up front, but lacking the sweetness I was expecting (a pleasant surprise). An aftertaste of farmhouse/saison yeast lingers on the tongue.

M - Light body, light carbonation. Drinks easy.

O - This is a great sessionable saison for the autumn. It's packed with the apple and spice flavors of fall, yet doesn't have the sweetness and heaviness of many other fall seasonals (pumpkins, marzens). Very unique and enjoyable.

ATLhopfiend, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

SFC21, Sep 07, 2013
Photo of eugeneizzo
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

eugeneizzo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Zach136
3.95/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quick review

Counter Pressure filled growler poured into a Red Hare pint.

Aroma is cinnamon and apples. Some typical farmhouse notes take a back seat, but are still there.

Apple pie overwhelms the flavor at first gulp. As the brew warms, bready and wheat characteristics come out of the malt bill and remind me alot of a PB&J with apple jelly.

The mouthfeel is where flavored saisons always worry me, Red Hare managed to nail this one on the head. Very refreshing and crisp as it should be. Job well done.

Overall, Red Hare continues to impress me with their one-offs and seasonals. Already looking forward to the next one!

Zach136, Jul 30, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

sendbeer, Aug 16, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

mweso2000, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Mlawrence
2.75/5  rDev -22.5%

Mlawrence, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of OldTime
4/5  rDev +12.7%

OldTime, Aug 10, 2013
Photo of rudabegga9
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

rudabegga9, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of dbrelsfo
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

dbrelsfo, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of ajdemma
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

ajdemma, Oct 19, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Axnjxn, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.56/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - North River Tavern in Roswell, Georgia.

Appearance: Displays a clear, gold body with a smallish, white head.

Smell: Sugary-scented cinnamon aroma and a big, palpable apple scent atop the far lesser, far more mild malts.

Taste: A light touch of pale malted barley, some delicately toasted bread. Predominately, the flavor is made up of the cinnamon sugar and apple notes. Very mild vanilla creeping in. Heavyish cinnamon on the drying finish.

Mouthfeel: Falls just shy of medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Well, it's one of the better Red Hare offerings, I'll give it that. Not much of a showing from the saison underneath, but, the apple and spice additions are rather emboldened.

ChainGangGuy, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of MatthewD4
3/5  rDev -15.5%

MatthewD4, Oct 14, 2013
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3/5  rDev -15.5%

kushlash23, Oct 21, 2013
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Forbidden Fruit from Red Hare Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.