Forbidden Fruit | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

BA SCORE
82
good
80 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Vermont Pub & Brewery
Vermont, United States
vermontbrewery.com

Style: Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A light, refreshing fruit beer fremented with over 500 pounds of real raspberries! At 6.2% ABV it is in the early reaches of the strong biére category! This ruby red, sour mashed and oak aged weiss beer is for everyone. Maybe some oak, cherry and vanilla come through? Try mixing it with our currently offered stout, on tap. It is real, it is right and it works. The freshest framboise on tap in town, no question.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-10-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.57%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the brewpub. This was poured into a pilsener glass. The appearance was a nice looking hazy dark amber, almost pink color. Nice frothy white head. Slow dissipation. The smell had some tart cherries, semi-sweet yet sour. Underscore of citrus. Sweet to sour grapes. The taste was mainly the same bringing together the tart and the sweet and the sour. Citrus to sour cherry aftertaste. Semi-smooth wet sour cherry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a pretty good sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light. Sour harshness hits my tongue just right. Overall, fruit beer or sour beer, doesn’t really matter too much to me as I’d say this was very good and I’m sure to come back to.

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Photo of rjp217
3.53/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JamieDuncan
2.99/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of CharlesK
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.1/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BranfordBound
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had at Vermont Pub & Brewery into a snifter glass, comes out a dark ruby color, clear, with a fizzy head that drops out completely.

Sweet fruit upfront in the aroma, backnote of some grains. Flavorwise is dominated by the raspberry flavor, some tart notes combine with the sweetness, you can detect some graininess every now and then, but it's pretty much raspberry on display.

Still a light body, finishes wet and lingering in the mouth. Very tasty for a fruit beer!

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Photo of tbone1384
3.86/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of groleau
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jlabs
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gatch
4.09/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LXIXME
3.54/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of amalburg
3.68/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of founddrama
3.56/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Mildly sour, prominent raspberry notes. A pretty decent fruit beer.

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.96/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sbrock22
2.75/5  rDev -23.2%

Photo of fastestmanalive
3.48/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of spycow
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Onequarter
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Socialiste
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DrewLikesBeer
3/5  rDev -16.2%

Photo of Viperman1316
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of patrick802
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

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Forbidden Fruit from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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