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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: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
2011-12 winterseasonal, flavoured with dogrose petals.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - 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 donít 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 itís 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 doesnít 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 (3548) - BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2014
Dormaalís 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 (10105) - 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 (735) - 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 (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
Tasted with Bles end jan. í12 @ 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 (2212) - 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) - Chesapeake, 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
conway (2100) - - MAR 20, 2013
Uploading old ratings that were missing comments. Lots of floral notes and a nice soft palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3621) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2013
Pours a hazy blonde color with a small head

The aroma is fruity and floral with some mild spice, some copper and some apricot. The beer is lightly earthy and a touch funky.

The flavor is dry, lightly funky with a nice sharp and fruity characteristics. The beer has a nice old world hop character with some husky maltiness.

Pretty enjoyable as far as Iím concerned.

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