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Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

655 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 655
Reviews: 312
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co. visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Pale Ale |  5.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Formerly Zotten, but taken off the market in Feb 2010 in a copyright infringement agreement between Weyerbacher and Bierbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

(Beer added by: dborginis on 05-20-2010)
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dickroop

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my tumbler, "Verboten" has a cloudy appearance and golden honey color, not much head, some good lacing. The bottle is interesting, rather unadorned and simple, but it says "Bottle Conditioned". The smell is fruity, specifically like yeasty apple juice, with some complexity suggesting bitterness, but mostly a lot of sweetness - esters?

The first sip confirms: there's only enough bitterness here to counteract the sweetness and not much left over. I find it very bland, a slight peppery flavor. The fruitiness (still apples) is distinct but mild, the hops balance nicely but lack punch. This ale reminds me of hard cider. Mouthfeel is light-bodied, slightly sticky, pleasant carbonation, gentle on the palate.

Overall, this brew is easy to drink but a bit too well rounded to make a point. Not a hop-head's dream Belgian PA. I won't call it boring because it's well crafted and gets more interesting as it warms up. There's a lot to be said for its easy-going drinkability, but it *will* be "forbidden" from future purchases, so I can concentrate on styles that are more my favorites.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 17:33:58 | More by dickroop
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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 655 ratings.