Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) | Brasserie Lefèbvre SA

BA SCORE
87
very good
395 Ratings
Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
Belgium
brasserielefebvre.be

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Todd on 10-10-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
395
Reviews:
174
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
12.4%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
99
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Antyk
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerChancelor
4.63/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a 33cl chalice.

A: Clear golden with 1 finger head

S: Honey, aromatic hops, yeasty

T: Honey and malty. Then bready and yeasty. With a final hops flavor. The after-taste is sweet!

M: Crisp, smooth medium sticky body with just the good amount of carbonation.

O: Love love love this beer! A good belgian ale, with honey flavor and with just the decent amount of hops to complement the sweetness.

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Photo of drmeto
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

-typical belgian yeast character (Banana,Bubble gum) upfront
-definite,but toned down honey and caramel
-fairly decent spice character
-slight alcohol warming
-medium carbonation
-banana and alcohol on the finish

Nice one

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Photo of papat444
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Flashback #228

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Photo of Dzu
4.21/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gypson
4.24/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Lovely not to sweet honey beer

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Photo of BrazilianAussie
3.84/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbauer
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JTuomi
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerQuebec
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mll777
4.37/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nice beer, but for me a real and only summer time beer. It's really light doesn't feel like 8%. It is not too carbonated which I prefer.

It should be at around 4-6 Celsius, but I drank it at around 12, curious how it would taste at the recommend temp.

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Photo of RMentair
4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sokol_1993
4.29/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

- Look: bright yellow, some head, not that lively.
- Smell: Very floral and herb-ish! Clove,, really lovely smell.
- Taste: Clove, Coriander, some jasmine taste (?!), not that hoppy. Spicy somewhat.
- Light-medium body. Great fruity after taste. My mouth was very floral after drinking this.

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Photo of interzen
4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml bottle served into a tulip glass

Look: Deep, golden yellow - one could almost say the same colour as honey and they wouldn't be far wrong. Very big in the head department - thick head, plenty of bubbles and some residual lacing. Slightly hazy, but no evidence of any major sediment.

Smell: Sweet and malty - surprisingly enough, the sweet smells tend towards the honey end of the spectrum with some biscuity malts thrown in for good measure. Despite being 8% ABV there was no alcohol discernable on the nose.

Taste: Initially sweet and malty, but let it sit for a while at ambient temperature and it really starts to come alive - both the honey and the malts will come forward along with a slightly citrusy bitterness. This isn't a hop bomb by any stretch of the imagination, but there's a nice bit of bitterness in there should you go looking for it.

Feel: Good body and carbonation - the use of honey in the fermentation process means that it's also pretty dry with it. Even so, despite the ABV it manages to be very refreshing without being cloying, with a hint of warming alcohol coming through in the finish.

Overall: Being diabetic, I tend to steer clear of honey beers since they tend to taste like beer with honey added. This is different - obviously the honey was used as a source of sugar during fermentation and the amount is such that there's plenty of flavour without any major residual sweetness. If you're expecting something with mead-like quantities you'll be disappointed, but if you're after a strong beer with plenty of flavour depth you could do much worse than this. Definitely a keeper.

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Photo of Jdompnier
3.39/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Jaysauras
4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Oidmoe
3.99/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rod_J
4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kmos27
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leitmotif
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dsshuck
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bjd88
3.87/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Barbãr (Belgian Honey Ale) from Brasserie Lefèbvre SA
3.87 out of 5 based on 395 ratings.
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