Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) | Brouwerij van Hoegaarden

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3.85/5
Very Good
262 Ratings
Verboden Vrucht  / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit)Verboden Vrucht  / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Belgium
hoegaarden.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,009
Reviews:
152
Ratings:
262
pDev:
10.39%
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
42
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 262 |  Reviews: 152
Reviews by SleepyMonk:
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4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Chilled 33cl bottle poured into a tulip glass

Pours very dark with sediment sinking to the bottom of the glass. Holds a reasonable amount of head and sticky lacing.

Aroma is thick with dark fruits however it is a little subtle compared to similar beers.

It is the taste where this beer makes its mark. A complex palate soaked with those "fruits of the forest" or "Black Forest Cake" like characteristics. Creamy chocolate an malt hide below the surface of all that dark fruit and a mild degree of herbal spice with an emphasis on coriander sits comfortable amongst the dominant flavors.

The massive introduction of fruit eventually gives way to a sticky aftertaste and a very warm finish.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

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3.22/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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

Saigon (bottle)

I am neutral on this beer.

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3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

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3.61/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.89/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 330ml bottle. Dark amber copper color with off white head. Aroma is fruity, dark fruits, berries, citrus fruits, malty caramel, spicy yeasty. Taste like aroma. Medium Body with soft carbonation. Nice.

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3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
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4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
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From elcervecero. In Teku glass. Playing South Park The Stick of Truth. Paired with Valdevegon Cheese & vread crumbs. Pleasant dark fruits taste. not as much as in the best implementations of the style but more quickly drinkable. Dark fruits less noticeable in aroma

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Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 262 ratings