Weyerbacher Verboten

Posted: May 20, 2012 in Belgian Pale Ale, Reviews, Weyerbacher Brewing Company

This was the second brew that I had at the bar. Again, this one was served in a pint glass. It kills me that they were serving such amazing beers and they only had pint glasses. If you’re going to try to attract beer nerds, you should have some different types of glassware. But, I digress. Here’s one from a semi-local brewery (out of Easton, Pennsylvania).

ABV: 5.9%

Style: Belgian Pale Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “Verboten is a Belgian-style Pale Ale with an American twist. Originally released as ‘Alpha,’ our first brewers’ Select beer and then later seasonally released as…. as…. well, lets just say the name was ‘forbidden’. As a result, this beer is now called ‘Verboten’ (German for forbidden).”

Random: This brew has a really boring label. I’m really glad that Weyerbacher is redoing some of their labels.

This brew poured with a thick, one finger white head. The head dissipated slowly and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was cloudy orange color with no visible carbonation due to the haziness. The nose was milder than expected with some Belgian yeast and citrus. The taste was much better than the nose. I got Belgian yeast and golden fruit up from with some breadiness. The body was medium thickness with medium carbonation. The finish was really quick with Belgian yeast. The booze was really hidden on this. This was a very flavorful, easy drinking beer. I would definitely have this one again. I was pleasantly surprised by this one.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

  1. B!ll says:

    In what bar were you drinking this brew? Thanks for the great review! Yes, the new label for this one is way cooler – though still subtle.

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