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Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

657 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 657
Reviews: 313
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 11.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 23 | 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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TeamAlphaDoG

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -73.5%

05-24-2012 22:13:33 | More by TeamAlphaDoG
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Katahdin

Pennsylvania

1.48/5  rDev -60.7%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

Wow this has to be one of the worst ideas in beer history. Trying to cross a pale ale with a Belgian and what you got is something that is a distant cousin to both. Instead of leveraging the style's strengths this beer doubles down on their worst attributes. An aroma that is pungent, a color taht is cloudy. A very hoppy tatse that fights like a strong ale. Not a fun beer and a true shame that it might discredit Weyerbacher's other great beers.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2009 17:46:07 | More by Katahdin
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connecticutpoet

Connecticut

1.98/5  rDev -47.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Had this one tonight as I wasn't in the mood for a Sea Monster Stout. Poured into a Shaker pint glass, I got a four finger head. Color was a nice deep yellow. Initially clear, when the head subsided and I poured the rest of the bottle into the glass, it became slightly hazy.

Aroma was of sweet malt, doughy, definitely prominent yeast, and a hint of spiciness.

Taste was off a bit. It started somewhat more bitter than the nose indicated. This was followed by sweet malt, then a little bit of spiciness. Finish was medicinal and somewhat solvent-like. But not ethyl alcohol.

Mouthfeel put me off. A little thin, but it left a coating on the inside of my mouth that was somewhat slimy. Not the worst feeling I've ever gotten from a beer, but I can only think of two beers that were worse.

Drinkability was really bad. This was damn near a drain pour. I was seriously tempted, I really was. But I hate to waste beer, even bad beer. Fortunately, I can down a pint in less than two seconds if I need to. With this one, I needed to.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2010 02:22:43 | More by connecticutpoet
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haazer

Pennsylvania

2.03/5  rDev -46.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1.5

Poured bottle into the appropriate weyerbacher tulip glass.

A- Forms a large frothy head vanilla bean in color. Leaves spotty amount of lacing on the glass. Decent head retention also. Beer started out well filtered, but the settled yeast pours into the beer and adds cloudiness to an apricot, brownish-orange brew. Decent carbonation is evident.

S- Has a spicy yeast smell up front. Strongest aroma is definitely bubble gum.

T- For some reason I can distinctly taste copper pennies. Sort of a stale yeast flavor. The bubble gum is there but it's the bubble gum you've chewed in your mouth for a really long time.

M- Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied. Pretty smooth, but hard to get by the taste.

D- I am fairly dissapointed with this beer. It may be my own fault, last time I was at the brewery I tried some an didn't think it was that bad. Flavors harshness dies down after awhile but it's still bad. Since it's a summer release maybe it's gone bad already? Shouldn't have, but Weyerbacher has much better than this.

D-

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2011 04:26:31 | More by haazer
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

2.17/5  rDev -42.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

A-pours a dark golden orange color, quite clear and attractive with tons of off white dense and creamy head leaving a nice lace on the side of the glass.

S-very soapy yeast aromas, fruity esters, grassy herbal notes, bubblegum, citursy hops in the back.

T-this is actually quite aweful. lots of soap up front, notes of bubblegum and fruity esters, metallic phenols behind and quite strong, notes of citrusy orange hops with a fair amount of bitterness in the finish.

M-grainy on the palate, medium body, lots of carbonation with a prickly crisp finish.

D-this beer is just off, plain and simple, extremely phenolic and soapy which i am not a fan of at all.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2010 23:08:06 | More by cpetrone84
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fpreh1957

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

04-06-2012 23:35:05 | More by fpreh1957
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Lukewarring

Maryland

2.41/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

Look - 2 Liquid has nice consistency, medium with a little less thickness. Small specs vissible floating around - looks gross
smell - 3.25 Nice spicey aroma, maybe good for a cooking. No/low Head.
taste - 2.25 - First sip is overwhelming with spice. Your tongue mellows out after that, but taste stays with you like a cigar.
feel - 2 Has nice consistency, but has bitters on the back of your tongue in the after taste which activates glands making mouth feel gross. Sipping beer to avoid aftertaste
overall

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2013 18:05:42 | More by Lukewarring
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

01-04-2012 02:16:40 | More by IdrinkGas
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bubseymour

Maryland

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

12-01-2012 21:45:45 | More by bubseymour
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chrispoint

Connecticut

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

02-18-2012 08:47:10 | More by chrispoint
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

09-08-2012 02:09:56 | More by tmars13
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mhaugo

California

2.51/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

12 ounce bottle decanted into an oversized snifter. 5.9% ABV.
Appearance: Weak, soda-like bubbles rising through a pool of murky amber. Zero head retention (2.25/5).
Aroma: Smells kind of dirty… funky, but not in the way you’d want it to be. A little citrus pith and toasted malt are cowering in the back corner, but that’s about it. I don’t know (2.75/5).
Taste: This doesn’t taste anything like I was hoping it would. I get some ruined malt followed by a bit of grassy hops on the back end. Maybe there was a decent Belgian Pale Ale in this bottle once, but if that was ever true it has since retired and died (2.5/5).
Mouthfeel: Thick and flat (2.25/5).
Overall: This poor bastard is yet another example of how poorly this style ages. I love that there are breweries out there making beers like this, but an “Enjoy By” date should be front and center. This embarrassment of a beer does not represent the style or the brewery with any class. It’s too bad (2.5/5).

Serving type: bottle

11-05-2013 23:28:27 | More by mhaugo
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sendbeer

Georgia

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

01-06-2013 06:00:54 | More by sendbeer
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CraftBeerGuild

Pennsylvania

2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

12-23-2012 01:37:57 | More by CraftBeerGuild
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FickleBeast

New Jersey

2.78/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Pours a cloudy dark orange/brown color with a finger of foam that fades very slowly. Aroma is very phenolic - the belgian yeast dominates the nose.

First sip is very spicy. Yeasty flavor is out of control. Finishes sharply bitter. I don't get much malt presence, as it is overwhelmed by the phenolic flavor and bitter bite. There is also a slightly metallic twang in the flavor.

I usually like the beers that Weyerbacher puts out, but unfortunately, this one is a total miss for me. I don't prefer the phenolic yeasty flavors in general, and this one dials it up a few notches.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2011 00:32:20 | More by FickleBeast
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jrallen34

Illinois

2.83/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12oz bottle drank from a tulip...Pours a clear and gold, almost copper, very dark for the style. A light off white head rises with good retention and great lacing. Looks good, weird coloring though...TONS of yeast on the nose, nailed the Belgian yeast perfectly. Its strong, almost overpowering as its hard to pull anything else out. Light lemons...The taste is yeasty, but off, lots of alcohol comes through, medicinal, distracting. Not my favorite.

Below average Belgian pale ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2010 00:27:26 | More by jrallen34
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harrymel

Washington

2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Unknown bottle date.
Poured to NB globe.

A: Pours a hazy amber ale with a persistent, peanut colored, three finger head. The residue sticks to the glass - tacky. Good looker.

S: Yeasty nose. Grain, simple earthy hops. Hints of tea. Maybe a hint of banana. Very simple and straitforward.

T: Very metallic. Bitter with charred grain flavors.

M: Medium body with very high carbonation. Leaves little reminiscence of its presence.

D: Forgettable. Worth a try. Nice as an extra.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2011 16:37:33 | More by harrymel
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orbitalr0x

Illinois

2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2008 00:46:40 | More by orbitalr0x
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -21.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into ale glass. Bottled on 02/05/13.

A-A pinky's fingers width of a white head that quickly receded back to the beer body. Leaves nice lacing that holds up while you drink it. The body is amber in color with an orange hue. Clarity is pretty hazy on this one. Looks like its unfiltered.

S-Defiantly get the full aroma of that Belgium yeast. Very effervescent. Get cloves and mild bubble gum up front in the nose. Burnt sugar breaks through. Really do not get any hop presence in the aroma.

T-Yeast is also the dominant factor for the taste as well. Overly yeasty with the taste. Cloves, very mild garlic taste and orange rind mixed in with it. Some staleness in there as well. Maybe some oxidation occurred? Leaves an unpleasant astringent aftertaste.

M-Medium high to high in body. Highly carbonated which is normal for Belgians.

O-This beer just doesn't do it for me. Leaves alot to be desired and is over powered by a Belgian yeast that I do not find pleasant. Over whelming in the taste and does not leave the mouth with a good finish.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2013 04:52:20 | More by mikem0487
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aquatonex

New York

2.98/5  rDev -21%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured orange in color, but was not cloudy or hazy at all pretty clear. Nose is light coriander and clove notes, but not much else going on. Taste is syrupy and bitter, not hoppy or very spicy. Spices are trying to come out but they don't really make it. Syrupy bitterness lingers on in the mouth, not very refreshing. This may have been an old bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-18-2012 01:21:32 | More by aquatonex
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tugg407

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.4%

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

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-26-2011 20:26:07 | More by acurtis
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Ryanm1

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -20.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 23:09:03 | More by Ryanm1
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Grooveman53

Maryland

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-29-2011 00:38:38 | More by Grooveman53
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nivlac18

Virginia

3/5  rDev -20.4%

12-27-2011 03:02:14 | More by nivlac18
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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 657 ratings.