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Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

668 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 668
Reviews: 314
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 25 | 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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Reviews by jdaelhousen:
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jdaelhousen

Massachusetts

4.43/5  rDev +17.8%

Pour produces a solid contribution of body under head. Perfect pour, consisting of about 1 inch of frothy white head over a copper colored body. Aroma consists of a strong fruit nose sustaining orange peel, coriander, & mild cherry notes. The maltiness of the Belgian style pale ale is definitely noticeable, among some toasted toffee complexities. Flavor contains an initial high carbonated bite of citris orange mixed among coriander and cherry. The fruit aspect of the beer is complex and evident. Finish provides lasting carbonation with the orange and coriander notes, but also accompanies a spicy herbal complex featuring some very mild clove notes. Aftertaste leaves a rustic coriander bite on the palate, as orange citris flavor and notes of hay and horse blanket rise up on the palate. Overall, this beer is extremely impressive, and at 6%, is very drinkable, refreshing, and flavourful. Nothing but outstanding!

08-28-2009 01:20:19 | More by jdaelhousen
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Shakerman

Florida

4/5  rDev +6.4%

09-01-2012 04:21:22 | More by Shakerman
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

10-09-2012 16:33:55 | More by JacobMutberg
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev -0.8%

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Fruity nose right when the cap is popped, and pours out a weathered golden hue with good lacing to boot. Herbal, salty and minty, with mango, musk and lemon zest in the aroma. Smooth yet bitty; creamy but with a bitter pull. Yeasty with a semi-pungent, phenolic herbal tone. Bitterness dials in pretty high. Fruity but dulled by the bitterness, the al- cohol shows a slight warmth. Phenols want to be on top; bitter semidry finish. Intensely complex with an in-your-face bitterness and a new flavor around every corner. Quite enjoyable.

12-15-2011 02:45:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -22.9%

12oz bottle. Excited to give this a try. Pours into my glass a hazy yellow orange with a billowing bubbly white head on top. Lots of active carbonation. Aromas start out with sweet pale grain malts along with some banana and spice with a bold clove accent. Belgian yeast as well. Rather mellow.

First sip brings a crisp light grain malt upfront that carries with it some sweetness. Some banana and fruit accents follow along with a spiciness of clove and light pepper. Finishes with a touch of Belgian yeast and lingering sweetness. Overall it is just not cohesive and ends up being rather bland.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with an onslaught of fast moving carbonation. The excess carbonation gets in the way and knocks down my enjoyment of the brew. Overall, I'm really not digging this brew. It falls somewhat flat flavor wise and ends up being rather boring.
Thanks to afterexile for the opportunity to try it.

10-06-2008 00:46:40 | More by orbitalr0x
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4.1/5  rDev +9%

In my goblet the beer was a hazy orange color with a medium-sized white head.
Great aroma. Sweet malt, outdoors/yeasty, a bit of citrus.
The aroma didn't quite translate into the taste, but was close. A bit of lemon, sweet bread, and some late hops.
Medium mouthfeel, quite pleasant.
I will want to drink more of these.

08-12-2010 00:06:52 | More by lordofthewiens
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13%

03-04-2014 04:32:30 | More by nstroup
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-23-2012 00:11:36 | More by TimoP
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Guden

Maryland

3.1/5  rDev -17.6%

A- Fairly cloudy copper color with a thin layer of head that sticks around but leaves no lacing.

S- Coriander and bubblegum with a little bit of sulfur and fresh grain.

T- The grain comes through with earthy hops and a bit of the belgian character. There's a lot going on but it's not very good instead tasting pretty grainy and muddy. The finish is a spicy bitterness.

M- Pretty thin and dry with medium low carbonation. There's also a bit of a grainy texture to it that doesn't seem to fit. It could definitely use more carb for my tastes.

O- A very average beer. I've had it a couple times when it was around but probably won't go back again. Nothing terrible but nothing particularly good or interesting.

11-26-2012 21:48:10 | More by Guden
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Billolick

New York

3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

On tap pours semi cloudy yellowy amber, it lifts a tight khaki head, but then trails behind onlyminor lacing. Midle of the road Belgain pale in my book. Fruity in the mid section and then quite dry in the finish. Pleasant enough stuff, sessionable, would be nice with a warm weather lunch, salads, bread and cheese, but nothing to seek out or go nuts over.

08-24-2009 21:07:52 | More by Billolick
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.4%

11-18-2011 13:07:36 | More by Hoops4life511
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lostandwandering

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

02-27-2014 01:02:10 | More by lostandwandering
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JC333

New York

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

06-17-2013 02:48:53 | More by JC333
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bsp77

Minnesota

4.1/5  rDev +9%

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into tall glass.

Appearance: Very hazy honey orange with sustained cream-colored head.

Smell: Mix of very sweet banana bread & fleshy fruit and very dry clove & pepper. Somewhat musty as well.

Taste: Not as much as sweet fruitiness as in the smell. This is dried out musty malts with slight banana and wheat-like undertones. Ends extremely peppery, spicy and bitter.

Feel: Moderately high carbonation, creamy medium body, extremely dry finish.

Drinkability: For a standard Belgian Pale Ale, this is very bitter and funky, but it is also quite crisp and refreshing. Very good, unique, summer seasonal.

10-05-2010 22:04:37 | More by bsp77
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KOP_Beer_OUtlet

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

08-07-2014 23:51:39 | More by KOP_Beer_OUtlet
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dogfishandi

New York

3.78/5  rDev +0.5%

MY 100TH REVIEW kinda wish i couldve had a little better beer than this for the 100th, but the next 2 should make up for it.

pours a hazy glowing orange amber color. big fluffy head, almost pure white faded to a ring half way through the glass. just a touch of lacing.

in the aroma your hit with big bubblegum and bananna from the yeast, some spiciness, floralness, from the hops i imagine. the aroma almost reminds me of the flouride u used to get from the dentist when you were a kid.

for the taste you get some of the belgian yeast character, flouride taste, and then you get a lot of american hops. the 2 flavors combined create a kind of spiciness, almost peppery if you will. finishs a dry bitter spicy flavor that lingers. seems more like a belgian APA. doesnt seem to have the soft fluffy goodness of the true belgian PAs. for this i go down in the score a little, still a very good beer.

smooth mouthfeel, medium body. good carb. but just not the same as an authentic belgian. good drinkability.

08-10-2009 22:43:10 | More by dogfishandi
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +33%

11-17-2011 00:02:58 | More by RyanPS
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

05-26-2014 03:33:09 | More by briandaube
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

5/5  rDev +33%

Appears a beautifully clouded copper orange hue with a thick chunky doughnut like cream tinted white head, has some yeast specks floating on board. Lacing is perfect fine Belgian style lacing evenly strong around my glass.

Aromatics offer up floral hops with citrus components joining in, mildly spiced yeast notes with fresh baked bread in the biscuit malt department. Very soothing and delicious smelling brew from Weyerbacher.

A superb blend of flavors collide with cookie dough like malt and sweet bread layers with yeast spicing the party up a bit. Finishing with mildly earthy, pungently citric, and pleasantly floral hop additions. A bit of undeniable Belgian funk going down brings it all together. A perfect blend of spiced bready hoppy ale sits in my glass very well done the most finesse to come of Dan Weirback in some time.

Mouthfeel is so smooth carbonation bubbles to tickle a bit but overall the balance of malt and hops streaks so nicely across the palate, quite the interesting medium bodied Belgian style pale. Leaves traces of yeast spice and bittering hops on the palate, and hop burps will follow and tickle the nose.

Drinkability overall kicks ass one of those OMFG beers that inspires me to try as many beers as I can. A case of this is in my near future I have to sit on these and watch them evolve, the best American brewed belgian style pale to cross my palate reminiscent but by no means a copycat of Orval Trappist.

06-27-2009 15:59:15 | More by WVbeergeek
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%

Undated 12 oz bottle poured into a Corsendonk chalice.

A: The deep amber liquid was fully covered by a short, dense and creamy tan head that had excellent retention and left my glass fully coated when tilted.

Above The aroma features banana/clove yeastiness, some alcohol esters, bready malt and some peppery spice, It's complex and rich, and seems to change every time I lift the glass. The flavor has more fruit and less pepper than the nose indicates. Moderate bitterness.

Excellent mouthfeel: Creamy smooth with very good carbonation (perhaps a tad aggressive) and a pleasantly full body.

O: True Belgian quality and character (allowing for some American hops) in an ale from Pennsylvania. [4.25]

12-24-2012 23:47:02 | More by chinchill
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +2.4%

picked up a single bottle 2 weeks back to try it out....finally got around to drinking it today

copper/orange hue...cloudy body....thick white head...a little yeast floating around but it is a bottle conditioned beer so i expected some....nice strong presence of Belgian lacing down the glass

floral hops with some citrus scents also...a touch of spiced yeast...fresh baked bread/biscuit

Belgian funk...sweet bread....finishes with a mild earthy and pleasant floral hop

very smooth carbonation bubbles that tickle the tongue a bit ...nice balance of hops and malt overall over the palate...medium bodied...slight traces of yeast spice and bitter hops on the palate

glad i had a chance to give this one a shot...nothing like investing in a 4 or 6 pack of beer to find out you don't like it...i'll be sure to pick up a 4 pack of this on my next trip to the liquor store....always a plus to find a local made beer that is worth coming back too

07-03-2009 20:26:37 | More by SPRichard
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WCBCFrank

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -6.1%

Verboten poured a clear,amber in my goblet. Not as big of a white head as I expected. Lots of yeasty Belgian spice fills your nose, light zesty mouthfeel, nice going down, although I have had better Belgian style Pale Ales. Banana and citrus are promenent. It certainly has a malty Pilsnet type grassy base. Good amount of hops which provides nice bitterness.

I bought a whole case of this stuff back in Aug. Really good up until Oct., not impressed with the aging of this.

12-08-2010 00:46:10 | More by WCBCFrank
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glid02

Georgia

4.1/5  rDev +9%

Bottle purchased at Hop City in Atlanta.

Pours a clear golden color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of crisp pilsner malts with large amounts of floral and light citrus hops.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth pilsner malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by bright and light citrus hop flavors. Midway through the sip the hops turn earthy and mild amounts of indistinct spices join in, carrying through to a crisp ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with active carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass quickly and could easily have a few more.

Overall I thought this was a very nice beer. Note entirely to style but very crisp and well worth a shot.

07-31-2010 01:00:37 | More by glid02
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.2%

01-10-2012 09:36:35 | More by tugg407
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OBIrish24

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

12-27-2011 02:04:17 | More by OBIrish24
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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.