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

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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Witloofbier also under the name Dormaal Winter 11.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bartlebier (1184) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
37,5 bottle, Geers 2013. Pale orange-golden ale. Contained, slightly moldy and sweet vegetable aroma. Chicory Muckefuck base bitterness in a Belgian golden ale yeast profile: the execution is flawless for the ad-hoc style it coins, all aromas and taste are fully present. The question remains whether a 8% chicory beer needs to be. Interesting added complexity through the dry pale barley malts, almost like a whisky malt. Not too fond of the trippel-style alcoholic esters floating on the top, and the concomitant semi-dry palate, working against the also present more attenuated saison quality. Novelty to share, if somewhat strange as an aperitif.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rejtable (1139) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
Pours slightly cloudy gold with some limited head and minimal lacing. Nose is grassy and some barnyard. Notes of cereal, grassy bitterness, some light citrus and a solid peppery hit. Taste is medium bitter and some spice very little sweetness. Full body with lively carbonation and a dry acidic finish. Nice!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gEUS (890) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
375 ml bottle. Pours clear medium yellow with white head. Green aromas, especially vegetal in nature, some spicy and citrus notes as well. As for the bitterness of the witloof/endives compared to hops, it is a bit more raw, earthy and adds a mold kind of odd aroma and flavour to it. Prefer hops in my beer, but a nice and bold try.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
(bottle, 37.5cl) Almost cloudy, deep golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Yeasty, delicately bready malty and slightly wheaty aroma with vinous fruity notes, accompanied by hints of alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly bready cara-malty base with mildly fruity notes of peaches and pears, also an obvious presence of alcohol, lingering into the moderately sweet malty and slightly fruity finish. 04.IX.13

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
NielsenRatings (8273) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Mile High Denver. Cork was starting to poke out of the lip of the bottle. It didn’t gush but it does have pretty heavy carbonation. Pours a bit hazy, dark orange appearance with huge, tan head. Spicy herbal hoppy, a bit chewy yeasty, lemon zesty, rustic aroma. Tangy, somewhat refreshing, chewy malty, lemon fruity, herbal, grassy, yeasty flavor that finishes somewhat yeasty and lightly bitter. Not too bad.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suedehead288 (255) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
2013.09 - fles 37,5cl - kurk ’springt’ uit de flessenhals - overvloedig wit schuim goud/oranje-kleurig bier - neus : citrus, gras - mond : veel koolzuur, beetje citrus, aardig wat bitterheid, iets kruidigs

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
Bottle conditioned 375ml. Hazy amber body with a patchy off-white head. Overripe citrus / orange / pineapple / gum with minimal gamey / farmhouse mustiness. Chewy, sharp both in texture and apparent alcohol, bitter and astringent. Just sloppy, I can tell on the first sip. Gassy, sweet, syrupy fruit cocktail honey malt with lightly burning alcohol and rotting fruit cocktail and wormwood-bitter hops, leaving the throat burning with acid reflux after a couple of drinks. All sorts out-of-balance.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2433) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
bottle @ bierhuyske pours very light amber good white head smell is very unintence.. bit like a tripel very bitter, sugar in the most natural way imaginable . very much carbo, wich makes it ’ dry’ ( the taste goes away pretty fast ! ) nice one, but not realy rememorable

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Koelschtrinker (9996) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 2, 2013
Herber, süßlich alkoholischer Antrunk. Ansonsten mild, würzig malzig, getreidig. Die Würzigkeit nimmt noch zu, dennoch süffig, vollmundig. Nett. 11/11/10/11/8/11

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sureshpa (274) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
Aroma: Yeast (cheese), light hop (bitter), bit sweetish Appearance: Orange, yellow amber, swirl in the middle, Taste: Light bitter, bit sweet, nice light bitter sparky aftertaste, well balanced


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