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Dormaal Donker
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 92   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Listed as "Dark" in the US.

Hof ten Dormaal Dark is an original amber colored ale brewed strictly via traditional methods. It is bottle-conditioned and uses a top-fermenting house yeast strain. The grain and bittering hops are produced on the Hof ten Dormaal farm.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAR 12, 2011

Bottle 375ml.

ABV: 7.5%. Unclear - hazy medium to dark grey amber color with a average to large, frothy to creamy, good to excellent lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, toasted - caramel, vegetables, light roasted, yeasty notes. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, shoe polish - vegetables. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20110305]

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yespr (30753) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 6, 2011
37.5 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dark malty and slight roasted malty with a yeasty note. Sweet caramelish and light breadish to caramelish. Sweet caramelish and breadish. Sweet finish and caramelish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joergen (20576) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 10, 2011
Bottle in a train in Belgium. Muddy red brown coloured with a huge beige head. Spicy aroma of yeast and caramel. Spicy flavour of yeast and caramel. Spicy finish.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16456) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Fruity malty spicy caramel yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel yeasty finish.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiulijn (14340) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2012
Corked demi bottle from Bier Tempel, Brussels
Explosive bottle; eye damage was avoided; pours a giant beige frothy head, and a dark brown murky color; the bottle keeps gushing. Mild aroma of malt and vegetables. Caramel flavor, dryish, although the body is correctly strong; also presence of liquorice, vegetables and alcohol beyond the amount declared. Some sweetness in the final appears later. Probably a decent beer elsewhere, but this bottle is off.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
yngwie (13200) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 7, 2012
Bottle, 37,5cl corked. A brown colored, unclear beer with a dense, big, beige head. Sugary nose with dried fruits, cellar, some chocolate and herbal notes. The flavor is on the sweet, malty side, with dried fruits, and some herbal bitterness. Dryish and full-bodied. An interesting and quite nice one, not just straightforward malts and hops, but with a herbal touch that suits it well. 110826

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2011
(375ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Gushed out 3/4 of the bottle before a glass saved the remaining beer. Pours a murky brown body with a fizzy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, yeast, caramel, and roasted grain. Flavor of roasted malt, dates, raisins, and sulfur fumes.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2011
Draft, Max’s Belgian Fest 2011. Murky brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, anise, caramel, some prune, alcohol. taste is moderately sweet, caramel, raisin/prune, light alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation, some stickiness.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle, bought @ Beer Planet, Brussels. Big pop. Muddy brown with a large, frothy, yellowish head. Aroma has mild chocolate, raisins, plums. Medium carbonation, fine dry and light creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has raisins, plums, soft astringency with some liqourice. Quite nice chocolate finish with some warming alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (10800) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus as Hof Ten Dormaal Dark. Pours darkly orange brown wit a creamy beige head. Aroma is dark fruit - like dates. Med minus body. Flavor is coffee, dark fruit. Finishes that way and dry.


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