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: 52   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5469) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Gene bought me one of these at Paradiso Dupont. On tap. Pours a murky orange with some thin white head. Nice flavor, almost like lemoncello, some yeasty esters, light candy, kaffir lime. Smells a bit like a cocktail. Flavor is lightly sweet, lightly astringent, lightly spicy, herbal, citrus, over ripened fruit, booze. Full, herbal, astringent finish. Very unique, and a beer for cocktail drinkers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (14669) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Draft. Cloudy orange amber color, huge cream colored head. Aroma of vanilla, apricot, dates. Taste is softly sour vanilla and summer fruit, slightly bitter finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sarlacc83 (1153) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 26, 2012 750ml bottle shipped from Belgium, split 6 ways A: Thick off creme head. Cloudy copper. N: I swear this smells like bad tomato sauce. A whisp of sharp ethanol. T: More tomato paste. The sweet bready maltiness of the Belgian pale. Caramel, toffee. Lots of alcohol. M: Medium and fluffy. O: Not a fantastic thorough review for a beer that’s pretty mediocre and not tasty. Like spaghetti-o’s. Edited to reflect that I ’overrated these’.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (7156) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2012
75cl bottle from Geers shared with Tomaz. Dorée/orangée, col beige fin. Arôme fruité barrique, bases de baies de genévrier, levure belge, profile de triple, malté léger et houblonné fruité citronné. Palais, profile de triple avec genièvre vraiment bien placé qui ici ne submerge pas le tout. Légère note de barrique, boisé fin laissant une fine pellicule de vanille. L’alcool reste bien caché et subtile même à 12%. Sans aucuns doutes une des mes préférées de la série.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (37673) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2012

Bottle 750ml. corked @ chriso s Pre-GBBF Shindig 2012.

Hazy matt orange colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, alcohol, light wood, moderate to heavy riped fruit. Flavour is heavy with a long duration, a bit messy, riped fruit, buzzy, alcohol - gin. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20120804]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (14336) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2012
Bottle @ Heeren Van Liedekercke Bierfest, 2012. Pours unclear golden with a small white head. Sweet dark fruit, oak, bubblegum, orange and sherry. Smooth and full bodied. Warmth. Long finish..

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10285) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 4, 2012
Botella. Gracias a yespr. Cloudy orange small head. Sweet alco fruity woody yeasty aroma. Good mouthfeel. Sweet fruity yeasty malty woodish alco bitter flavor, pleasant.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (13189) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2012
Bottle at Chriso’s 2012 Pre-GBBF Shindig, London. Pours hazy gold with a fine white head. Hugely sugary nose, heavy on the doughy malts, with other notes of ripe fruits, apricots and lemon. Hugely sweet flavor (go figure!) with big sweet dough, alcohol, yeast, gin. Full bodied with fine, tingly carbonation. Hot finish, some sting, with lots of sugary malts, alcohol-soaked white bread. Lasting heat. I don’t think my rating makes this beer sound very good, but it was actually pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (22429) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at yespr. Hazy orange coloured with a medium sized white head. Sweet and fruity aroma of spices, vanilla and pepper with notes of yeast. Sweet and fruity flavour of spices and yeast with notes of dried fruits. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pinball (11049) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 20, 2012
cloudy yellow, small offwhite head. mild yeasty aroma, belgian, juniper. flavor is yeasty, flowery, woody, good balance.

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