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Verboten - Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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very good

716 Ratings

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Ratings: 716
Reviews: 318
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 15
Gots: 46 | 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:
Beer added by: dborginis on 05-20-2010

Formerly Zotten, but taken off the market in Feb 2010 in a copyright infringement agreement between Weyerbacher and Bierbrouwerij De Halve Maan.
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Ratings: 716 | Reviews: 318
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of techcommdood
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy dirty gold color with quite a bit of head (2+ fingers), and quickly reduces to a thin layer of light foam at the surface. Moderate lacing on the glass. A bit of a funky color, almost like 50/50 lemonade/iced tea.

Strong malty nose with coriander, citrus, and peppercorn. Slight wildflower notes.

Dry hoppy taste with malted barley, citrus zest, coriander, and a touch of black pepper.

Mouthfeel is surprisingly mellow and juicy at first, but turns to dryness afterward. About average drinkability on this one.

Overall, a good session ale.

Photo of jdaelhousen
4.44/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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!

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of vitrael
3.44/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: Rich hazy amber with a nice white head.

S: Light sweet malt up front. Little bit of fresh hop and spice in the back. Pretty mild smelling.

T: Nice sweet and toasty malt characters with orange fruity qualities. Light hop bitterness that cuts through and makes the palate a little complex. Very pleasant.

M: Medium-light body with low carbonation, a little thin.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of AMiz602
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It pours a dark gold with some amber tones. Does not look too much like a Belgian Tripel, but much more like the pale ale that it is. It is a little cloudy.

Has a very thick, frothy head that stays for quite a while. It is a decently carbonated beer and really lets the head stay on for some time.

Smells sweet with hints of bread. Almost smells Hefeweizen-like.

It is a very fruity tasting beer, orange peel, maybe even a little lemon. Tastes very much like a Belgian Witbier. Has a subtle sweetness that blends well with the fruity taste, and finishes a little bitter, yet with a slight hint of a light malty undertone. Is not a dry finish by any means.

Overall, a well-balanced beer that is quite drinkable. It has it all, bitterness, sweetness, and beautiful color, and just the right amount of spices to get you back for more.

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of EORS
3.66/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Hazy amber with almost no head.

S: Good aroma of spicy, musty yeast, little bit of lemon. Malt as the beer warms up.

T: Tangy spicy yeast, edging to sharp when it mixes with the alcohol. Tart rather than bitter.

M: Full, with almost no carbonation.

O: OK for the style, straightforward. Tastes like a Belgian beer without the dryness or thinner body of a tripel.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jpoder
3.3/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

a: golden, slight haze, but not off-putting. white head that fades to thin remains.

s: bubblegum and banana

t: more bubblegum and banana. wheat.

m: substantial mouthfeel, drying in the finish, but not dry.

o: not a bad belgian pale ale. I liked it a lot when it was cold, but as the glass warmed, the alcohol and some harsh flavors came through. not bad, but not great.

Photo of Chas58
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my Weyerbacher Tulip glass from a growler filled at Joe Canal's Iselin

Appearance: pours a hazy orange yellow with a fairly active head that leaves a beautiful lacing as the head slowly dissipates. 

Smell: a slightly yeasty  floral aroma, very pleasant and very reminiscent of the good single Belgians. Some citrusy hints. 

Taste: a biscuity, fruity, mostly mild citrus flavors. A very nice flavor that pays nice tribute to the really good Belgian ales. 

Mouthfeel: a very normal amount of carbonation with a nice yeasty film and a very floral citrusy taste. Very balanced, and with no alcohol burn. 

Overall: this is a very good, almost great Belgian ale, very balanced and really tasty. I enjoyed the fresh growler fill more than I remember from the bottle. Belgian singles can get too yeasty at times ( in my opinion), this does a great job of being incredibly drinkable , and tasty. Give it a try if you find it. The Weyerbacher Tap Room is always a good place to taste it. 

Photo of jsanto
4.03/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

s - 4 pack, bottles. served in a konings hoven goblet.

a - looking at a light golden beer with a little head, but that is fine.

s - light orange and slight alcohol.hint of spice.

t - citrus spice beer. beer flavor.

m - carbonation and alcohol citrus beer flavor.

d - verry enjoyable beer to drink. the 4-pack was just enough.

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3.13/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bottle to tulip glass.

A: Clear amber, 1 inch white frothy head. Head dissipates quickly. Some lacing.

S: Sharp bitter, alcoholic nose. Not much else to notice besides this. Unexpected since it's only 5.9% abv.

T: Bitter and spicy from noble hops and yeast. Enough maltiness to balance out the hops without being sweet.

M: Moderate. Not dry, not cloyingly sweet...what's the word for something right in the middle?

D: Unusual blend of hop bitterness and spicy yeast characteristics make this a difficult beer for me to drink. I can't appreciate the combination.

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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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