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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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Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #54 (July 2011):

Fruity nose right when the cap is popped, and pours out a weathered golden hue with good lacing to boot. Herbal, salty and minty, with mango, musk and lemon zest in the aroma. Smooth yet bitty; creamy but with a bitter pull. Yeasty with a semi-pungent, phenolic herbal tone. Bitterness dials in pretty high. Fruity but dulled by the bitterness, the al- cohol shows a slight warmth. Phenols want to be on top; bitter semidry finish. Intensely complex with an in-your-face bitterness and a new flavor around every corner. Quite enjoyable.

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A: Pours a hazy amber color with a bubbly tan head that settles nicely.

S: Bubble gum, apricots, coriander and floral hops make up the main part of the aroma. Some bready and caramel aromas make up some of the grain bill part of the bouquet.

T: Sweet meets spice with a caramel and honey sweetness from the malt and coriander and estery yeast give some spiciness. A generous amount of european hops give a floral and spicy kick to balance the sweetness. Belgian yeast gives it that traditional belgian flare.

M: Light to medium body with a crisp carbonation level.

D: This combination of two styles I like is worked together in harmony and makes for an exceptional belgian pale ale. It is easy to drink and so flavorful yet not overpowering on the palate and a lower level of alcohol makes it easy to want a few in a row.

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Verboten from Weyerbacher Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.76 out of 5 with 740 ratings
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