Barbar is a blonde honey-beer by brewery Lefebvre. The bitter flavors of its hops nicely balance the subtle presence of honey, which give this beer a bitter-sweet flavor. The presence of honey is so subtle, that one can actually barely distinguish it. The use of a unique yeast strain, and the careful selection of the malts and hops for this beer result in a delicious blonde beer with an alcohol content of 8.0%.
Serving temperature: 6-8°C
This Barbar beer is brewed by Brewery Lefebvre in Quenast, a small village South of Belgium’s capital. It comes in a typical swing-top bottle and its recipe is a well-kept secret. Except for the fact that they use water from an ancient well within the walls of the brewery and malts from nearby fields, little is known about how this beer is made.
Besides this regular Barbar beer, there is also a dark version, which was launched in 2009 and is called Barbar Bok. It is a warm, dark reddish beer which, according to the Barbar tradition, contains a little bit of honey. Brewery Lefebvre is small family brewery who, besides these two Barbar beers, also brews beers like Hopus, another blond beer that comes in a swing-top bottle, the Floreffe abbey beers and several fruit beers.