Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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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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