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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

200 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 200
Reviews: 141
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 13
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002)
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benfons

Belgium

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

33cl bottle ABV 8,5

A: Orange-brown with a medium that head that sacks pretty fast, but leaves a decent amount.

S: Fruits: mainly cherries, but also berries and apple. Some spices.

T: The fruits and spices return, but there's also a slight coffee flavour.

M/D: A bit soapy, alcohol level is correct and carbonation is ok. Obviuosly it's a heavy beer but it's really drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

06-20-2010 21:48:05 | More by benfons
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This bottle is a vintage from the late '80's.

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Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
87 out of 100 based on 200 ratings.