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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
87
very good

207 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.36%
Wants: 14
Gots: 12 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

mrjez, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

biernack, Jul 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

kscaldef, Jun 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

koladiola, Jun 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Wessel, May 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

NightINgale, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

paulish, Apr 13, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

gnikola, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Schmoog
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Schmoog, Apr 08, 2014
Photo of Saind
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Saind, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of benjaminkhlaw
3/5  rDev -22.3%

benjaminkhlaw, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

jscal10, Feb 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Sirre, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Gamsy
3.44/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Decent beer. It has a brown-orange color, with a thin white head. Very smooth to drink, with a light carbonation. It has a fruity taste, but very lightly. Unique, have never drunk anything like this. Was a bit worried when i saw the color, but overall this is definitely an Ok beer.

Gamsy, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

frontalot, Jan 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Hayley_86, Jan 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

bamberger603, Dec 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

byronic, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

dansmcd, Dec 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

acjones, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of Pintofbrown
3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This bottle is a vintage from the late '80's.

The beer actually still had some carb when I popped the cap! Cool! It pours REAL flat though. And there is no chance this thing is going to produce any kind of head. The body is a dark caramel, that has chunks of dark sediment settling at the bottom of the glass, smaller swirling of sediment throughout the beer.

The nose on this is pretty fantastic. There are dark fruits every where: figs, dates. Man, this is incredibly sweet and syrupy, lots of honey here too.

And... this is where the beer finally takes a turn. This really does not have much of anything to offer on the palate as far as flavors go. Mid-palate I detect just a little of the honey sweetness suggested by the nose, and then that band-aid flavor sets in a little. The finish also has a bunch mineral water bitterness.

The beer is flat, so really watery, just a little dry.

My final take on this: do not take a bottle of this and set it aside for near on twenty five years. I promise you this beer is passed its prime by this point.

Pintofbrown, Nov 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

ObsidianWhite, Nov 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

dcmchew, Nov 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

PeterVesti, Sep 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

harpus, Sep 12, 2013
Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
87 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.