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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 1 Jenever
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Brew N°1, Limited edition of 1755 bottles

The first beer made in our new oak aged gamma has been aged on Belgian Gin barrels. The aroma searches a balance between caramel, toasted bread and some fruity aspects such as apricot and plum. Also there is some form of spices, tasted as pepper and safran. The taste itself is mainly exotic fruit flavours, cassis and caramel. We end with a pure beer taste with a royal dose of heating alcohol.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8461) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours dirty blonde with bone white head. Nose and taste of caramel, toasted bread, plum, gin, apricot pit and light spice. Medium body. Some alcohol in finish. Prickly carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (4726) - Gent, BELGIUM - SEP 9, 2013
24/VIII/13 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a (2013-805)

Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: banana, bread yeast, sugary, dried fruits. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: banana, sugary, yeast, quite some jenever, alcohol is noticeable, spicy, bit peppery. Aftertaste: alcohol, ripe banana, phenols, spicy, bread yeast, orange peel.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PriorL (1779) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 3, 2013
75cl bottle at home. Shared with Mathieu87. APPEARANCE: clouded blonde/orange beer, small unstable head. NOSE: sweet, too much alcohol. TASTE: too much alcohol in general. Not really enjoyable...

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1061) - Linden, BELGIUM - APR 14, 2013
Had this one after a gueuze... 750 ml bottle - pours cloudy dark orange with a tiny white head. Very sweet all in all with a high alcohol burn. BAM. Somewhat I dig the sweetness well, but there is not hing more than alcohol and heavy honey aromas and flavours. Pity.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kraddel (3336) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
Pours light amber , no real sign of carbo accept a small ring of foam Smell is .. I think jenever ( never realy had jenever .. ) Sweet , bit sugat , bit boozy . Not that great . Better than feared , but no, i dont need more

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (4032) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 1, 2013
75 cl. bottle – THX! to Kraddel for this one. 1755 bottles made. Bright very reddish amber, creamy, smaller but solid white head. Cheap white spirit comes through very heavily in the nose, light sweetish flowers, touch caramel but hard to pick out anything below the spirit. Jenever taste with fresh wood barrel blended with lots of sweetness, alternative grains HtD style, lots of spices, strong white spirit, herbal spirit blended with strong alternative grains dominates, agreeable but not the nobles of spirits here. Lightly creamy, touch less carb. Well it is exactly as promised but needed either higher quality, execution or Jenever is really not the spirit to go although I have had a successful execution by a different brewery so far.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bottle at Bier Abbey. Medicinal notes, floral, juniper aromatics. Sweet malty base beer, touch of fruity yeast. Interesting concept, looking forward to trying side by side with others of series

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7864) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
On tap. Pours with a hazed golden hued body with a large white head. Aromas are of apple, musty, some juniper, some malty notes, lightly rustic, tannic, pear skins and baby food. Flavors are boozy, cotton candy, bubblegum, boozy gin, lightly sweet. Carbonated, medium body, very warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11008) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Cloudy golden orange pour with a small white head. Nice herbal gin aroma, hints of alcohol, and a subtle fruitiness. Light tartness, banana, yeast, bread, and tropical fruits. A little bit warm on the tongue, but not overly boozy. Sweet banana and fruit esters, plenty of herbs, a light tartness, and wood. A fair amount of caramel, bread, and yeast, too.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 1, 2012
Corked bottle, courtesy of Jesper
Cloudy light amber color; frothy and short lived head. Some smell of yeast and vegetables, light caramel. Highly carbonated; some malt flavor, with light aniseed flavor, boozy, some residual sweetness, traces of vegetables. Problematic brew.
Controversial.


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