Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) - Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
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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
United Kingdom (England)
4.08/5 rDev +5.7%
A: Dark reddish with lots of sediment. Slightly off-white bubbly head.
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
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
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
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.