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Dormaal Winter 12

Formerly brewed at Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium


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RATINGS: 47   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2011-12 winterseasonal, flavoured with dogrose petals.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (6370) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 5, 2016
Pours unclear amber, small white head. Smell is malty. Taste is bit bitter , grainy. Some sticky, overripe style yeast . Bit bitter aftertaste. Htd sure got better over the years, so i knew this wasnt goin to be my favorite one, unlike their recent sours.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tarmok (1221) - Tartu, ESTONIA - JAN 9, 2016
Hazy brown liquid with minimal head. Sour urine like aroma. Taste medium sour. Light body, lively,

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2014
12/9/14. 375mL bottle from Five Points. Sort of surprised to see stuff like this popping up in Valdosta! The pour depends on how careful you are... there is A LOT of thick sludge in the bottom of this bottle. Decant carefully if you don’t want it in there. If you want, pour that sludge off into a shot glass and enjoy (your diarrhea tomorrow). Anyway, I got a light dose of sludge in my glass, so it’s a sort of hazy "pumpkin harvest" orange. Thanks to Mrs. Owl for the color descriptor. When I smelled the cork, it seemed a bit acidic/sour. Speaking of, good luck. I had to get pliers out to get the damn cork out. The aroma carries a vague tart funkiness, yeast, caramel, earthiness, and tart floral aspects. The tart/sourness doesn’t translate into the flavor as much... more of a vague floral sweetness with a dash of lemon peel, doughiness, and residual sweetness. This is maybe a weird connection, but the mild acidity combined with the earthy floral aspects remind me of tomato or tomato sauce in the flavor a bit. Interesting, not awful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (4604) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
Dormaal’s 2011 winter beer, same as Winter 11 but with altered recipe; malt sweetish beer, light spiciness, fruity; the added rose petal syrup, made from roses the brewer grows in his own garden, are apparent in both nose and mouth. Original, but not really my taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (11602) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Corked bottle. Poured a golden color with an off white head. Earthy, soil, some fruitiness, herbal, and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
Bottle 2012. Aroma has notes of bread malts, grass and citrus hops and Belgian yeasts. Yellow hue before the sediment and then a ruddy tan. Small fully diminishing fizzy white head that left no lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium bitter. Palate is full bodied with a lively carbonation. Overall a nice Belgian Strong but nothing really above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigguns22 (792) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
Amber to orange in color nice medium off white head. Aroma is fruity and spices. Smooth with a silky mouth feel. Dark fruits,yeast and spice are the most noted flavors.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
Tasted with Bles end jan. ’12 @ new beers 2011 tasting. Hazy orange/golden color, with a creamy off-white head. Aroma spice, fruits and yeast. Medium body. Taste malts, bit fruit, floral from roses. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from cheese shop. Orange pour.. White head.. Aroma if fruit. ? Taste isdam smooth for a belgin strong...good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
March 2012. Pours golden orange with a white head. Aromas of citrus, orange zest, clove, spices. Good carbonation and a long finish.

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