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Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

700 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 700
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.7%
Wants: 14
Gots: 34 | 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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Photo of wiseguy142
3.03/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pretty good looking. Amazing viscous head, lasts a while with some quickly dried up foamy lacing. Not a big fan of the color.. sort of a stereotypical beer color but there's nothing wrong iwth it.

The aroma is almost too much for my 1 unclogged nostril to handle. Sort of a pungent Belgian smell. I'm not a huge Belgian fan in general and it comes off to me as smelling like bleach. Otherwise very floral to sort of an extreme, like smelling a scented candle.

The taste again follows the bleachy smell. Maybe I'm sensitive to this because some of my early homebrews had problems with phenols, but this is a phenol phuck phest. Sweet and tart around the edges with a hint of alcohol.

You can tell the beer is bottle conditioned because it feels a bit foamy immediately when it enters your mouth. Drinkability not so much.

I'm having trouble finishing this. I don't think it's bad per say. I read in BA mag that some people were claiming it's too young and I think I tend to agree. Never been a big fan of Belgian Pale Ales in the first place- the Belgians I really like are the Strong Dark Ales but I wanted to try this out. I'm going to save the rest of the 4-pack for a few months and try again.

Photo of tugg407
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Ryanm1
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is slightly darken golden brew. The appearance was great. You can't clearly see through it so its not a typical Belgian wheat. It is slightly fruity with some bitterness to it. I poured this brew from a bottle to a glass and there was not much foam associated to it. Even though it was fruity there was not much sweetness and there was a dry after taste.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of sisuspeed
3/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured into an Ommegang tulip. Decent sized, foamy, white head on top of a clear, golden-wheat, body. Leaves some light lacing. Quite clear for a belgian pale.

Bubblegum nose with fruity banana esters and just a hint of other spices. Not really a fan of the bubblegum aroma.

Light wheat/pilsen flavor with a touch of banana and clove. Slightly metallic on the finish. Fairly average.

Mouthfeel is well carbonated with a bit of booze on the finish. Dry metallic feel.

Overall, this is a pretty average Belgian pale. I'm not really digging the metallic notes and it seems a bit filtered for the style. Plus the ABV really shouldn't be as noticeable as it is. I wouldn't recommend this one.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 700 ratings.