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Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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Verboden Vrucht  / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit)Verboden Vrucht  / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

226 Ratings
THE BROS
87
very good

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Ratings: 226
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 14
Gots: 21 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

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3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rork
3.46/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gcpxavier
4.85/5  rDev +26%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice collar and a fabulous taste. It's a typical Belgian ale with no doubt. Perfect in all items. It's a beer that everybody should drink at least one time in life.

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3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +29.9%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

I enjoyed this bottle chilled in a tulip

The color is dark ruby with copper hue and thick 2 finger pale tan head with very fine bead and visibly carbonated with lace that sticks well. The smell is sticky dried fruit like with mild grainy aroma dna yeast accented by light mineral and spice wiht mellow date/nut odor. The feel is a bit sweet yet nice yeast presence with good body and medium high carbonation with slihgt tangy sugary feel mid palate with a sweetish finish.

The taste is pretty good at first with apricot and nutmeg with subtle yeast tanginess and light sweet dark candy element with a miild toasted grain and nutty grainy quality in the background with subtle carbonic acid adding a subtle edge with sweet and dry but not quite chalky finish. Overall this is pretty decent but not overly complex -the yeast and malt flavors are fresh and abv is well hidden

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Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
86 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.