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

BA SCORE
87
very good
255 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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
255
Reviews:
151
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
10.57%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 255 |  Reviews: 151
Photo of ruschef
4.92/5  rDev +26.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Fantastic! Taste changes many times in 40 minutes.

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Photo of BenBreeg
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nelsonsaigon
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%
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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Photo of Rivoire
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of captaincoffee
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked up somewhat randomly with a lot of other bottles while in Brussels this week. Dry, fruity, malty caramel notes. Reminds me of Leffe brown, but a little more complex. A good beer, but it can't really hold up to the really top-notch competition here in Belgium. I was a bit surprised to find out it was actually brewed by Hoegaarden, but on re-tasting I pick up some similarities in the esters (although this is a very different beer than the wit of course).

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Photo of GTJayG
3.71/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of edkorganisation
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of define333
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rork
3.46/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gcpxavier
4.85/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very nice collar and a fabulous taste. It's a typical Belgian ale with no doubt. Perfect in all items. It's a beer that everybody should drink at least one time in life.

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Photo of hogfish3
3.22/5  rDev -17%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AlexAfonin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hansavijaticar
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gooljd
3.82/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Svingjo
3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BJSmit
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CC-Hung
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -42%

Photo of SVD
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of lmaduells
4.5/5  rDev +16%

Photo of knot
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Giannis
3.9/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of brugsbeertje
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +28.9%

Photo of mattfancett
3/5  rDev -22.7%

Verboden Vrucht / Fruit Defendu (Forbidden Fruit) from Brouwerij van Hoegaarden
3.88 out of 5 based on 255 ratings.
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