Forbidden Lavender
No Label Brewing Company

Forbidden LavenderForbidden Lavender
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Style:
Belgian Witbier
Ranked #281
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
82
Ranked #34,386
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 14.95%
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
46
From:
No Label Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
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Rotating
Wants
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Gots
  17
SCORE
82
Good
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Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 46
Reviews by Can_has_beer:
Photo of Can_has_beer
3.44/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Had on tap at Guru Burgers, this one was very unique. The beer poured a hazy orange hue with practically no head and no lacing. Tons of lavender on the nose, it was a little weird. Lavender can be very overpowering anyways, and yeah, this was a little overpowering. Got lavender in the taste as well. Slightly chalky aftertaste though. Overall, I thought this was a unique beer that delivered on the name, but I was not a huge fan and I probably would not order this again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of AtrumAnimus
3.84/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

This one pours a nice reddish color with a very thin, short lived white head that disappears very quickly and leaves no lacing down the glass.

The Nose is sweet malt, a hint of lavender and some mild hop hints,

The taste is different. There is the lavender there that blends with the malt an hops to make it like a mild sour with sweeter malt undertones and a decent complexity.

The mouthfeel is relatively watery but not bad.

Overall an interesting beer. The taste is complex, and enjoyable with a blend that is like a mild sour that taste better than a sour.

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Photo of Magery
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Latarnik
3.06/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.57/5  rDev -3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle pours a fairly clear dark gold color with a small cap of fine-bubbled head. A wit? It doesnt look like one, though there is some stubbornly flocculated yeast that wont dislodge with a hefty swish. It is also really dark for the style, almost an amber color. No lacing, retention is just ok.

Nose has plenty of lavender, with a lemon rind citrus and I think there is some coriander peeking around the lavender.

The taste is....interesting. It delivers on the lavender in spades, but Im not 100% sold a wit is the best base beer to showcase it, it seems muddled with the coriander and clashes a bit with the citrus tang. I was thinking a cleaner ale with a floral hop profile. Either way, this is one of the better No Label beers I have had. Luckily, the malt is not as bold as the appearance would indicate and the body remains light and pretty refreshing. I didn't like the first bottle out of the sixer, but it has kind of grown on me a bit after having a few times over the past week or so.

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Photo of valkyre65
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bundy462
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kjkinsey
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cdwil
3.22/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of archero
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of greenspointexas
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of MaddDogg84
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Elicoleman
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sd123
3.81/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeckel
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ExaltedNecrosis
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tubeyes
3.34/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into large snifter, pours near orange, minimal head and lace, smell is very sweet, some lavender and corn, taste is strange wheatiness, tastes like a strange spiced beer, mouthfeel is pleasant enough, well carbonated, not my favorite, wouldn't seek out.

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Photo of Rimbimhoot
3.56/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

White pepper, sweet Belgian yeast, lemon zest, lavender, Belgian yeast spice, sweet banana

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Photo of StArnoldFan
3.54/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kikat2680
5/5  rDev +35.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Yummy goodness. The smell of lavender is perfect. Intoxicating scent. Such flavor. Goes down smooth. Such flavor. Cloudy golden body. Wheat flavors. Such a refreshing brew. Great for a Hot summer afternoon. Practically no head. Tangy taste. The abv level is just right. Yummy goodness. The smell of lavender is perfect. Intoxicating scent. Such flavor. Goes down smooth. Such flavor. Cloudy golden body. Wheat flavors. Such a refreshing brew. Great for a Hot summer afternoon. Practically no head. Love it!!!

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Photo of bmurray10
4.16/5  rDev +13%

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.28/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Forbidden Lavender from No Label Brewing Company
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 46 ratings