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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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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Travlr (9999) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5539) - 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 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (7210) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansjelaah (1214) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sebletitje (6582) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2012
Bottle at chriso ... Hazy amber ... no head ... soft fruits ... juicy malts ... little gin nose ... soft fruits .... soft fruity esss .... zezty fruit ...soft pine and orange ... little cheesy

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - 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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13677) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
nimbleprop (4531) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (10527) - 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.

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