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


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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Witloofbier also under the name Dormaal Winter 11.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1781) - 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 (1635) - 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 (3916) - 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 (282) - 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 (1878) - 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!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
manucorazzini (25) - Braine-L’Alleud, BELGIUM - SEP 8, 2012
Explosive opening, cork to the ceiling, almost lost an eye! 1st pour : nose is alcohol, yeast, acetic. Golden color with sediment, carbonation. Taste like beer with alcohol added to it, cork taste. Full body and plenty of residual sugar. 2nd pour : Cloudy, more sediment in suspension, appearance still ok. Nose of vegetable. Extreme carbonation, so fizzy it’s impossible to drink. Ended up in the sink. Anyway, who would want to put French endives in a beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (2906) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2012
Bought a small bottle as "Hof ten Dormaal’s "Winter ’11"" at the Whole Foods Bowery story, in the 12% importers section. This is nice and tasty. Deep hazed gold, huge foamy head, Musky, Brett aromas of strong yeast and malt, with some souring hop backing. Smoothest finish, warming and very tasty. Banana, clove, holiday spices. Rich, lactic, raw. Totally awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (1893) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2012
Nice experiment to use witloof in this beer, but there is no specific witloof taste. The beer has a blond, amber colour, white foam. Earthy taste: bitter and the taste of herbs. Nice brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 14, 2012
Corked bottle from Beer Planet, Brussels
Cloudy amber color, with compact medium sized head. Some aroma (or smell) of vegetables, yeast, bread. Highly carbonated therefore the mouthfeel is good; but probably there has been a refermentation, that produced some off flavors, among which some vegetables; correct bitterness.
Drinkable, but doubted.

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