2. Barbar – Lefebvre Brewery, Quenast, Belgium
The second beer I’m displaying this week is another unique Belgian beer – a strong pale ale (8% abv) by the name of “Barbar” brewed in the Walloon region of Belgium. I love this style of bottle – it’s sort of ‘corked’ by a rubber stopper that is held in place by a metal contraption that sort of reminds me of a puzzle. The metal is leveraged perfectly to seal the stopper in place and probably works better than just a metal cap.
The beer pours a gold color and is nice and clear. Foamy head..
First taste: sour, sharp edge.. yet tasty.
After flavor: the honey really sets in and rounds out the edge perfectly. Really nice tasting beer. R liked this one a lot 🙂
The alcohol content didn’t sway me at all from finishing this beer off quickly. Despite the sharp taste at first, the flavor really smoothes out in the end – probably thanks to the honey.
I’d give this thing a 7/10 for my own personal preference, only because I’m biased towards more hop flavor in my beers. (Back home I was crazy for IPA’s). But Lefebvre’s Barbar is really worth trying – and I’m really curious how this beer turns out on tap.
Until next time…