Day #213 – Barbãr

August 2, 2011



At Gman today and there’s a crowd. Today’s beer is called Barbãr. It is brewed by, I hope I get this right, Brasserie Lefebvre in Rebecq-Quenast, Belgium. It is classified as a Belgian Strong Ale. It’s filled with honey which is commonly used as a fermentable sugar to push the alcohol higher. There are alcoholic drinks that are made with honey as the base fermentable and these are called Meads. Remember this term for the test later. (and you may see it return later this week…) Sometimes you can taste the honey but moat times the flavor completely ferments out.

They are giving 8 oz servings of this due to the high alcohol. I intentionally have not mentioned it up to now. We’ll see how it tastes first. 🙂

It’s a little difficult to see through my frosted glass but it appears to be fairly clear. Amber orange in color with a foamy white head.

Aroma is sweet and full of honey notes. There are some bitter fruit notes that just touch on being tart. Smells strong.

Flavor is sweet with a touch of honey but there are lots of flavors of dark fruit. Plum and grapes, which might be where I was pulling the tart nose from. The flavor isn’t tart per se, but it easily could be if thought of in that manner. Finishes dry and sweet. Certainly wouldn’t know this was 8% unless I looked it up.




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