Verboten | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Formerly Zotten, but taken off the market in Feb 2010 in a copyright infringement agreement between Weyerbacher and Bierbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

Added by dborginis on 05-20-2010

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle thanks to ChrisPro as part of Blind BIF 4. Served in a Bruery tulip.

Pour yields a light copper-colored brew. Very, very short white head without much retention. Nothing else comes of the foam other than a very thin collar. The nose brings some light clove character along with a bit of bread-crust malt. The taste falls through with many of the same characteristics and then hit a bit of bitterness toward the end and in the finish. Fairly plain, other than the clove character. Bit of light floral hops. The feel is light and undercarbonated. Slight bitterness again in the finish along with a bit of alcohol. Drinkability is decent, though nothing too special here.

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Spicy, bitter hops are there but mild. Nothing stands out as far as Flavors or hints. Basic

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Cloudy, copper golden hue with virtually no head and minimal lacing. Pretty unremarkable, if not basic BPA appearance.

S: Expected Belgian yeast aroma. Baked bread with a hint of clove and hops?

T: This could be labeled a Belgian IPA, with the unexpected hops in the finish of this one. Not as hopped up as your typical American IPA, or any Belgian IPA (Piraat comes to mind) but it's still hopped in comparison to other basic BPAs. I'm personally not a fan of the combination of a BPA and IPAs; I like them both, but they should be separate. Beer drinkers drink Belgian ales so they get a minimal or non-existent hops finish, IMO. The combination of sweet malt,bready belgian yeast, and hops is kind of confusing to the palate.

M: Nicely carbonated, in contrast to Weyerbacher's Merry Monk's which this one reminds me of a dummed down version of. MM is overwhlemingly yeasty and bready, and Verboten seems to be similar, but lesser so.

D: The injection of hops seems to drown out the rest of the flavors and aromas of a beer that has potential. An interesting take on BPA's but a traditionalist might not find it as such. Drinkability-wise, my palate would be tired and confused after two or three. Worth a try, but nothing spectacular.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
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