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


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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Witloofbier also under the name Dormaal Winter 11.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 1, 2014
8/1/2014. 12.7 oz corked and caged bottle. pours a murky amber color with an off-white head. Aromas of grain, malt, hay, yeast and spices. Flavors have spices, yeast and light fruit showing in a nice balance. The finish is dry and hoppy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
minutemat (3744) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
Keg @ The Black Heart, Camden. Pours hazy yellow, beautiful vanilla aroma. Juicy tropical fruit, spice, yeast and vanilla farmhouse flavours.. very thirstquenching for the ABV, or perhaps it was just a long hot day!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4309) - Michigan, USA - JUL 6, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2015. Pours slight hazy deep reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, straw, grass, wheat, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, herbal, straw, grass, wheat, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast ester balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong pale ale. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. Nothing really stood out to make it great for me, but it is a nicely enjoyable offering.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
Keg at the Earl of Essex, 24/06/14. Very lightly hazed golden with a well appointed off white cap that retains. Nose is chicory, mellow dark fruit, vanilla custard, gooseberries, light spice. Taste comprises creme brulee, white grapes, light spice, chicory tips, straw, vanilla essence. Medium + body, fine carbonation, very light trace of booze in the close but drinking sub 8% for me. Ok Belgian strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 30, 2014
Bottle sample at the brewery. Hazy gold. Half of the hops replaced by locally grown chicory roots. Adds some extra vegetal bitterness and spicyness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
evergreen0199 (2830) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 21, 2014
Keg at Earl of Essex, Islington, London. A golden/amber coloured pour with a healthy white head on top. Sweet, yeasty, spice aroma. Tastes similar, sweet, yeasty, spice, chicory.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
nealblind (1604) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Slight brown pour cloudy Aroma earthy vegetables bitter herbs. Tastes roasty radish belgian candi skunk hops Dry finish mid body

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
Tayeth (515) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 13, 2014
Der Geruch geht zunächst in Richtung Kohl, was sich dann im Geschmack aber nicht wieder findet. Geschmack dann relativ alkoholisch mit starker Reminiszenz an Witbier. Zunge wird etwas pelzig. Irgendwo ist da auch Schinkengeschmack mit drin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mcberko (12451) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 11, 2014
On tap at Moeder Lambic St Gilles, pours a cloudy orange with a large beige head. Aroma brings out coriander, white, and citrus. Flavour brigs out lots of citrus, followed by coriander. Not as light as typical wits, with a rather chunky, yeasty palate. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
zabbriskie (2) - BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2014 does not count
Bitter bier. Omdat je weet dat er witloofwortel in zit, proef je ook witloof... Aroma is gistachtig, gekonfijt fruit, peper, licht karamel. Iets zoetige dus dat het bittere balanceert. Beetje wrang van smaak, maar toch fascinerend en lekker.

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