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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeinEscazú (1325) - Ozark, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2013
A confident, sweet-ish, and reasonably bitter Tripel-strength blonde ale with a spicy, herbal streak of witloof weirdness. Somebody had to do it. An admirable gimmick beer good enough to share over a meal.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (4172) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Pours deep gold into a tulip. White micro head with excellent retention slowly recedes leaving scant sheets. Caramel, bread and hay aromas. Sweet caramel and yeast upfront turning to bitter earthy sourdough finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (13425) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
30th January 2012
Cloudy amber beer, little pale cream coloured head. Softish and airy palate, semi dry. Mild citrus among the creamy wheaty malt. Mild spice. Trace of brandyish alcohol. Not bad at all and went well with spicy food but needs something more.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3313) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 2, 2013
375 ml. green bottle @ ’t Antwaerps Bierhuiske. I have been morbidly curious about this one because it just sounds like a terrible gimmick. I like raw chicory but not cooked plus it just sounds like he put it in here because he had it growing on his farm. The label makes a different argument, sitting the prosperity that chicory brought to his youth & chicory based dishes in his youth. Yeah, chicory is definitely featured in traditional Belgian cuisine in case those things sounded odd to you. It comes to say that this one was a big surprise, really, really good & fulfil the promise of the potential flavours & qualities the Hof ten Dormaal brews have been hinting at me for some time now, finally coming to fruition. Cloudy golden with a white head. Dominated by the typical Hof ten Dormaal “other” grains / apparently barley showcasing itself at its best, spicy with love esters, great yeast with some caramel sweetness blended in towards the end, I can pick out sweet (not the bitter parts) of chicory if I try, maybe, herbal, sweet malty, touch lemon maybe a vague vegetable thing. Fluffy, well carbonated saison body, brilliant stuff. Love it a lot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1442) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 9, 2012
375 ml bottle. Cloudy amber color. Sticky, off white head.. Aroma’s: yeasty, fruity, somewhat malty sweet, hint of alcohol. Again, the yeast character is very reminiscent of Dupont. Flavor is lightly sweet (caramel) and somewhat bitter. Medium bodied. Finishes somewhat dry and rather bitter. Another lovely artisanal farmhouse beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1115) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
375ml. Hazy amber and brown with small and dirty/white head. Nose : bread like malts, banana bread. Fruity peach and mandarine like aromas. Pepper and some other spices. Sip : medium body with oily texture. Low to medium carbonation. Sweet cereal flavor from the start. It hits with peppery and fruits like banana and peach flavors. Well balanced. It has bitter hops to mingle with overall cereal flavor on the end but they are more peppery then bitter. I must say I really enjoy the body thickness unusual for this kind of beer. Extra points for that. Good one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mansquito (3114) - Nueva York, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
Whole Foods, Bowery 375ml ($6): Pours orange with a white head. Aroma is fruitiness and farmhouse funk. Taste is slightly sweet. Has some hoppiness towards the middle. Feels like a floral and little spicy saison throughout. Kind of lame aftertaste though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brugmanneke (277) - GERMANY - NOV 3, 2012
(37,5 cl bottle, under the name of Winter 11) Murky brass coloured, hazy, head disappears quickly. Aroma is spicy, peppery, with a cellary note and, well, witloof. Not very far away from that cooked vegetable aroma sometimes found in beer gone bad, but different and better. Taste is medium bitter with a light sweetness. Carbonation is lively, bubbles seem big. It’s certainly not perfect, but I have a soft spot for endives.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
NikkTwist (1395) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle at Eulogy. Cloudy amber with a big foamy white head. Somewhat muted flavors. Creamier toasted flavors than most wheat beers but still a bit limited. Very fizzy in the bottle. Big and foamy but still very much beholden to the style. Better than a Hoegaarden but still, well, a wheat beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - SEP 12, 2012
En botella,Si la maridas con queso azul y nueces entra que ni la envidias.endivia pura!

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