Alengrin (1380) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The dark one in this series, with an off-white, rocky head and misty bronze colour. Aroma of raisins, walnuts, orange peel, dates, liquorice. Neutral onset, bit metallic, dried fruits, rounded mouthfeel, caramelly and nutty malts in the background, yeasty with a not very pleasant sourish touch (infection?), mild chicory-like bitterness in the end. Of the three regular Dormaals, this is my least favorite.
dEnk (3794) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is swampy, asperges, yeast, varnish. Wow, this is bad. Flavour is sweet swampy malt, vegetable and caramel. Yuck.
caesar (5075) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Slight hazy copper color, short frothy head. Aroma of dark sugar, overly spiced, high fusel alcohol, slight varnish. Medium sweet in taste. Quite unbalanced and another mess from Hof ten Dormaal. As I said earlier: please stop brewing.
jmgreenuk (4277) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting August 2014. Poured a hazy dark amber with a thin broken light tan head. The aroma is malt, medicinal, resin.... and not in a good way. The flavour is medium bitter with a light watery alcoholic, hop bitter palate and long bitter finish. Light bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (4977) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at the De Molen monthly tasting. Pours hazy brown with a tan head. Aroma of garbage. Vegetal, fruity, chlorine nastiness. Flavor is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.
mikske79 (1120) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 9, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Net zoals de blonde een bier dat er goed uitziet maar waar jammer genoeg weinig smaak aan is
bierkoning (10172) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked bottle. caramel and a hint of chocolate in the aroma. Caramelly sweet, roasty, slightly alcoholic flavor. Quite decent.
BadAprilia1000 (269) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark unfiltered, hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, caramel, honey, molasses, syrup, and dark stone fruit. Tastes of sweet malt, sugar, honey, caramel, cocoa nibs, and its very thick and coats your mouth. Nice beer.
Trappist1 (477) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color with brown head. nose: has some iron, malt, dark malts, yeast, bit earthy, chocolate powder. returns in the taste too, cacao, bit sweaty, metallic. Has a sour, bitter, hoppy ending. Bit liqueurish. I do not fully appreciate the sourness here.
Borup (5824) - Albertslund, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
37,5 cl bottle. Hazy brown colour with an off-white head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, caramel, yeast and spicy notes.