Verboten | Weyerbacher Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
61.6%
Liked This Beer
3.76 w/ 740 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States
weyerbacher.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,323
Reviews:
319
Ratings:
740
Liked:
456
Avg:
3.76/5
pDev:
11.44%
Alströms:
3.7
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
62
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 740 |  Reviews: 319
Photo of Beastcpa
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vish747
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

I love the Verboten. It's a smooth beer with a hoppy finish. It pours a translucent bronze (light amber), and smells faintly hoppy. It tastes sightly sugared and sweet, but with a disappointing yet decent finish. The bitter aftertaste doesn't mesh with the initial smoothness, and it detriments the beer's overall taste.

Regardless, it's a great beer.

It goes down easy like a lager, with a lot more flavor.

Drink if you want a great Weyerbacher beer, and an interesting hybrid between sweet and slightly hoppy.

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Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L: An amber pour with a slight orange tint and a light haze supports a quickly receding 2” off-white foam collar. S: Estery aromas rise form the glass. T: This yeast driven beer features fruit, plum, apricot, orange, and some caramel and toffee with a moderate bitterness. F: Medium body and medium high carbonation. O: A well balanced and drinkable beer.

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Photo of KAF
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lucular
3.67/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Ssippisam
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slack
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Amber to copper in color with about 1/2 inch of head. Minimal lacing.

Smell is high on citrus - lemon, lime, orange too. Also am getting a earthy note. As it warms, a medicinal smell comes out as well.

Taste is light citrus and mild sweetness with a hoppy finish. Am also getting some spice as it warms up.

Mouthful is light with medium carbonation.

Overall a nice beer which begins to resemble more of a saison than a bpa.

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Photo of 31Sam13
4.25/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KTCamm
4.06/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

6/3....pours copper orange color with some white foam ringed around. Cherry sugar nose, sweet. Cascading belgian yeast flavor, peppery, smooth. Balanced bitter. Quite good.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of HannahMarieGrey
4.39/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Smells of citrus and melon with floral accents. Refreshing. Good foamy light head and pale ochre color. Cucumber after taste

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Photo of egoo33
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bluehende
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nothing bad nothing special. I am not a fan of belgian fruitiness with the hops.

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Photo of Dilbert65
3.54/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThePaintedGrey
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cantal
3.86/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MFS_71
3.06/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of orangesol
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mthomp081
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dfhhead25
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of tedho21
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of twenteone
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Premo88
3.81/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into snifter
(11/24/14 born-on date; 5/24/15 best-by date printed on bottle)
(courtesy of @TongoRad through the NBS BIF)

L: hazy-murky orange, light passes through but it's otherwise opaque; the head is minimal, maybe 1/3-inch of offwhite to beige; keeps a decent collar

S: orange blossoms ... honeysuckle ... something sweet; some sour/tart citrus notes, possibly also some grass ... definitely lemons; it's hitting a bunch of notes, but the tart citrus note is the foundation

T: oranges, citrusy, grain ... lots of grain in there; the citrus notes are tart but sweet; over time it becomes almost saison-like -- very tart, dry, lemony ... and almost a pinch of clove or allspice

F: nice and crisp, plenty of carbonation despite a lackluster pour; a contender for perfect

O: hits the right notes for the style with a tart citrus theme augmented by a bit of sweetness here and there ... all the hop characteristics are in the flavor -- there's little to no bitterness. a good brew and solid attempt at a Belgian style that can be subtle and nuanced

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Photo of cchrink
3.48/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 61.6% out of 100 with 740 ratings
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