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: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (9773) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (4598) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 24, 2012
Sample at local tasting @ Brouwerij Oirschots Bier. Clear golden colour with a small white head. Smells quite alcoholic, nuts, wood, glue, nailpolish. Tastes wood, hazelnut, almonds, slightly alcoholic. Quite a strong one, fizzy carbo, dry mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6552) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
750, corked and baled. Pours a murky dark amber with a gigantic surging sudsy whitish head. Big sweet forward explosive sticky yeast and juniper nose, very intense. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Caramel and juniper mid palate, big gin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5535) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Bottle. Hazy dark yellow to light brown with a big foamy off white head. Sweet green apple, pear, and grape aroma with strong juniper and gin notes and a hint of oak. Burnt caramel, apple, and grape aroma up front followed by spicy and woody juniper flavors and finishing with hot alcohol. Bright buttery palate. Good but a bit too pricy for what it is.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (5567) - 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 (15095) - 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 (1220) - 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 (7473) - 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 (38082) - 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 (14486) - 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..

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