- My Rating: B+
Barbãr Bok – Brasserie Lefebvre, 8.5% ABV – 330ml., (Belgium)
Ingredients: water, barley malt, wheat, honey, hops ,sugar, bitter oranges, coriander, yeast.
- Style: (honey, spices) Flavoured Belgian Strong Ale
- Taste: Stealthly alcoholic malty caramel cola
- Where I got it : Brewery Creek
How much: $4 (after 10% off) – 330ml., September 2013
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: possibly, it’s just so drinkable
- Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: yes
Visual: Pours malty dark brown with minimal quickly dissipating head, a thin layer of retention, lots of steady streams, no lacing.
Nose: caramel malts all day long (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: soda-fizzy, light creamy mouthfeel
Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) malts, cola, honey, molasses, subtle orange oils
Finish: coriander, stealth hops mixed with malty sweet crisp finish.
Summary: Incredibly smooth. It has just the right balance of heaviness, complexity, and crispness which makes it so drinkable. It drinks like a less-sweet/more malty Cola with a creeper buzz.