Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Forbidden Fruit | The Vermont Pub & Brewery

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
BA SCORE
82
good
28 Reviews
THE BROS
83
good
Read the review
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
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
79
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
21.23%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
7
For Trade:
0
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 79
Photo of kaszeta
2.84/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Another novelty beer from the 2003 Vermont Brewers Festival.

And this *is* a novel beer. First of all, it's raspberry colored, almost pink, with a pink head. The nose was pure unadulterated raspberry with a very pleasant fruity aroma. Flavor was also rather good, with some nice tart raspberry flavors backed up with a bit of malt, but the finish was rather tannic, bordering on unpleasant. It's not all that drinkable---a small sample was nice, but didn't really leave you wanting more. Fun, and interesting, but not really a beer I'd recommend

 548 characters

Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The unusual pink color of this brew is the first thing to catch the senses. There is a light hop and fruity aroma with a refreshing estery fruit flavor to the beer. Not a bad summer slinger.

 192 characters

Photo of Todd
3.67/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Here's an unusual beer. 500lbs of raspberries were used to produce this fruit lambic-like beer. Has a murky light strawberry colour to it with a thin pink lace -- like a wine cooler. Clean nose, soft-raspberry aroma and a touch of fruity candy. Strong wheat flavour, crisp, tart and puckering with huge raspberry flavours and a limey / salty citrus bite.

A bit one-dimensional (a fruit overload on the senses), but extremely interesting. Kudos to the brewer for making something so outrageous.

 496 characters

firstprev| 1-25 | 26-50  | next → last
Forbidden Fruit from The Vermont Pub & Brewery
3.58 out of 5 based on 79 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Extreme Beer Fest® Cometh

    February 3-4, 2017. Boston, Mass. Limited tickets available. Prepare for epicness.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!

    Subscribe