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: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Brew N1, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1637) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
kraddel (6372) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
77ships (8211) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
swoopjones (7020) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BMan1113VR (7917) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
I had heard about this project and even wrote about it on my blog because at $20 bucks a bottle, I didnt expect to taste it so I was psyched to see it on the Vendome list of tastings. Poured a super murky light brown. Not appetizing looking. Not much aroma and the taste was quite fusel. I think it was too young. Very hot. I do hope to try the others though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1747) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - NOV 25, 2012
Gedronken bij de kroon, dankzij joes, bruin en helde van kleur, kleine schuimkraag, ruikt sterk naar alcohol, hout, nagellakremover. Smaakt een beetje te sterk alc. Zoet, het vliegend hert achtig (denk ik).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (14270) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
Sampled from 75cl bottle thanks to Joes. Murky yellow-orange color, small off-white head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma has alcohol, liquor, some sweetness. Taste lightly malts, liquor, some sweetness. Great balance, lovely beer.

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