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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

204 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 142
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 13
Gots: 10 | 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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LBIsurf

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-30-2013 01:22:40 | More by LBIsurf
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pelicon

Slovenia

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-09-2013 15:20:48 | More by pelicon
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eduardolinhalis

Switzerland

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

330ml bottle served in a snifter glass.

A: Pours a deep amber to brown color with many brown particles floating around. Forms a big bubble tan head when poured. Good retention and many lacings formed and left. A thin layer lasts for long on the top

S: Great nose. Sweet, bready and quite spicy. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, dark fruits like plums and raisins. Brown bread, Belgian yeasts, cloves, wheat

T: Follows the nose. Sweet caramel malts upfront followed by a quite fruity and spicy taste. Notes of plums and raisins. Earthy and bready yeasts. Notes of wheat and cloves. Extremely Belgian Ale. Final is slightly bitter

M: Heavy creamy and a bit molasses body. Medium carbonation. Sweet, bready and slightly bitter aftertaste

O: Excellent Dark Ale. I've had it many times in the past and I hope that I will have it many time in the future too :)

11-25-2012 11:07:29 | More by eduardolinhalis
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PCfirefox


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-19-2012 14:28:38 | More by PCfirefox
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Thirsty_Teacher


4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

11-04-2012 02:01:56 | More by Thirsty_Teacher
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HiPpYcHoP

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

11-01-2012 23:14:20 | More by HiPpYcHoP
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.6%

10-23-2012 18:59:00 | More by bostonryan
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pin

Australia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

09-08-2012 06:36:48 | More by pin
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Hoppsbabo

United Kingdom (England)

4.08/5  rDev +5.7%

A: Dark reddish with lots of sediment. Slightly off-white bubbly head.

S: Sulphur.

T: Immediately reminds me of Schneider Weisse's Tap 5&6 wiezenbocks. Wheaty. Caramel and marzipan. Some phenols. Hint of banana. Also reminds me of Leffe Brun but it's better. Alcohol to sugar balance spot on.

M: A light and creamy emulsion.

O: Underwhelming at first but got much better. Very nice.

08-11-2012 08:06:33 | More by Hoppsbabo
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sfprint

Germany

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%

a dark chestnut brown with no rising carbonation, and just a half finger of head. bits of sediment floating about. Very full, pleasantly sweet, dark fruit smell + apricot. A bit of Alcohol tang, a hair tart, but underneath that there's a well built, solid not so sweet dark fruit flavor. Mouth feel is a tart and drying. Overall a nice one.

08-03-2012 02:37:21 | More by sfprint
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kobeer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

07-27-2012 17:30:48 | More by kobeer
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russwbeck

Virginia

4.28/5  rDev +10.9%

A: Very hazy red-brown color with a few fingers of light brown head. Great lacing and retention. The label gives this beer a bonus in my book!

S: The aroma is distinctively Belgian, like a dubbel, but with some notes of sweet, light fruit--apples I would assume. Spicy and sweet. The alcohol is masked well.

T: The taste doesn't bring about any surprises, but it is quite nice. Much more apple I would say, but with a rich, dark fruit underbelly. The spices are toned down, but the fruits are very refreshing.

MF: A nice twinge of carbonation rests on the palate. The body is light. This is really drinkable, nicely balanced, and without a note of alcohol. Crisp and refreshing.

O: This was exactly what I wanted it to be. Fruity, Belgian, and a perfect compliment to m dinner. I would get it again.

07-15-2012 02:20:25 | More by russwbeck
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ant1

France

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

06-06-2012 14:07:31 | More by ant1
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schwee

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-08-2012 18:25:35 | More by schwee
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stevoj

Germany

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-01-2012 18:07:17 | More by stevoj
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MercerTraieste

Romania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-21-2012 11:48:32 | More by MercerTraieste
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banwift

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-16-2012 15:52:02 | More by banwift
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brinch

Denmark

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-11-2012 19:41:50 | More by brinch
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Keegan

Germany

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

04-02-2012 04:25:14 | More by Keegan
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Morningstorm

Netherlands

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-25-2012 20:02:00 | More by Morningstorm
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

03-17-2012 07:35:43 | More by ygtbsm94
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samEBC

Belgium

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-06-2012 20:43:16 | More by samEBC
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nickfl

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-15-2012 21:07:53 | More by nickfl
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Stoutsman

Kansas

3/5  rDev -22.3%

01-14-2012 22:00:54 | More by Stoutsman
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beerpirates

Belgium

4/5  rDev +3.6%

A: dark amber color, thick foamy head settles to good layer

S: sweet malts and fruits, spices

T: sweet malts hit right away, hints of yeast, fruits like banana, slight tartness, and almost medicinal spices

M: medium carbonation, pretty good balance, medium body

D: a pretty good beer , certainly one of their better. worth a try

01-14-2012 09:56:37 | More by beerpirates
Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
87 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.