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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Saison
Tildonk, Belgium
Serve in Tulip

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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian farm ale
Amber coloured, top fermenting beer. Brewed on the farm with respect for the old farm traditions and from a careful selection of our best barley and hops. Recommended serving temperature: 5-8 degrees Celsius.
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Belgisch hoevebier
Amberkleurig bier van hoge gisting gebrouwen op de hoeve met respect voor de oude hoevetradities en uit een zorgvuldige selectie van onze beste gerst en hop. Aanbevolen schenktemperatuur: 5-8 graden


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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FlacoAlto (3810) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 2, 2013
A steady pour into my Bruery tulip produces a fat, two-finger thick, lightly tan colored head. The beer is a concentrated, but bright, amber color that shows a clear, bright amber depth when held up to the light. The aroma smells of lightly spicy hops, lots of cracker like malt, and perhaps a touch of English biscuits. There is a light cider like fruitiness to the nose, which gets a little floral like at times.

Dry up front, but it picks up a little sweetness in the middle and finish, which brings out a cider like note. Soft, caramelized malt notes, a touch of straw like pale wheat cracker notes, perhaps hint of hop herb / spice character in the finish, but sort of a metallic note is there as well. The body is fairly light, and this is definitely effervescent.

Cider is definitely the dominant characteristic here in both the flavor and nose; not bad, but fairly lackluster.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DocLock (8184) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
500 cl cc from Whole Foods PM. Hazy orange pour with fluffy, off-white head. Heavy cork pop. Nose is cobwebby malt, hopcitrus, tannins. Tastes malty, vibrant, with hops, and a british bitter quality plus some old aley yeast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2468) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 24, 2015
bottle @ Grassroots Natural Market / Jacksonville FL --- Nice aroma of slightly sour malt. Hazy dark amber color, solid beige head, no lace. Taste is sour malt that adds some caramel and earth before a carbonated swallow takes over. Slightly more bitter on a smooth medium finish. Overall, a solid fizzy ale.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShivanDragon (1921) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2014
Wederom een gusher van deze brouwer, troebel amber met schuimige fijne wit/gelige kraag. aroma van mout, zoet, en minder dan de blond. Smaken zijn redelijk zoet, dun, glad, ;licht zuurtje, mout, caramel, zwakke body, dun en glad van textuur, lage co2, maar over het algemeen niet echt bijzonder

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (783) - Belgrade, SERBIA - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle 0.375l from Dranken Geers Ghent Belgium.Pour it dark brown color with small white head.On the nose malt.Taste and aroma of malt, sweet and funky again of malt.Good compact and good carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Dormaal’s second ’farm ale’, with thick, light beige head and deep brownish, cloudy orange blonde colour. Aroma of apples, walnuts, pear, caramel, cognac, grass and honey, taste a soft rounded fruitiness, mellow maltiness with agreeable nutty hints but primarily caramel-like, mild hoppy finish without any real bitterness, thirst-quenching, a bit earthy.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikske79 (1267) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
In tegenstelling tot de blonde en donkere is de amber een bier waar goed wat smaak aan zit, de beste dat ik van hen geprobeerd heb

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tricksta_p (1508) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2014
Aroma of sweet malt, ripe fruits, some apples, yeast, some spices. Flavour is medium malty sweetness. Carbonation is on the high side, finish is dry. Interesting, not your typical Saison.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerandBlues2 (10390) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours cloudy dark orange with a small, fizzy off-white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, earthy spices and hops with pear esters and dates. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light hops and bitterness with fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. Seems more like a Biere de Garde to me.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1067) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2014
0,375l fles gedeeld met nikos. Amberkleurig met een witte schuimkraag. Geur met appel en gist. Droog mondgevoel met een ook fruit en gist.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bulk_Carrier (2355) - Moving East, Alaska, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a tulip. The appearance had a nice looking bronzed amber color to it. It had a one finger white foamy head that died at a moderate pace. There was just a bit of thin sliding lacing. The smell had a delicately sweet malty base with a fairly deep rustic earthiness to it. The taste was sweet and earthy with a decent rustic backup to it. I did get some sweet apples and pears in this one. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionability about this. The carbonation was fairly smooth. Overall, I say this was a pretty good saison worthy of having again.


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