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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 3 Madeira

Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 3 Madeira
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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This beer is comparable with the beer aged in the Armagnac barrels, however the aroma is much more subtle. You can experience a mild alcoholic aroma, with a balanced flavour of vanilla, coming from the wood, and a fresh fruitiness reminiscent of apricot. Tasting this will give you a velvety taste, the honey like sweetness masks the degree of alcohol. The aftertaste is dominated by almond so the comparison with Amaretto isn’t far away. In short, the perfect dessert beer!


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JohnnyJ (4355) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Sample from bottle. Hazy orange amber, with an off white head. Very yeasty, wood, dates, raisin, candy sugar, and booze. So far, I’m not liking these Dormaal barrel aged beers too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThirstyBird (1564) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 22, 2014
Bottle @ RBBSG II. Courtesy of Dave. Pours a hazy deep honey color with a tan head. The smell is caramel, citrus and cherry. The taste is caramel, cherry and wood with a dry finish. Active carbonation and medium body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BadAprilia1000 (269) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Pours a murky brown color after munchies and has a thin white bubble head. Aroma is red grapes, plum, peach, some sweet molasses malt, caramel, and vanilla from oak. Taste is dark fruits, plum, some molasses sugar, vanilla, chocolate, creamy caramel, roasty, lots of booze. Fantastic beer, lots of Madeira notes in it, love the interpretation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (5248) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 17, 2014
On tap at the Kulminator Thin white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Some madeira. Quite smooth.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - FEB 13, 2014
(StLCoB tasting) orange amber with off white head. Sweetish fruit aroma. Flavor is sweet fruit, alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6489) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle from City Beer. Pours orange amber with a decent beige head and an oak and and alcohol aroma. There is a pleasant strong light malt flavor with a nice sweet wine feel. This bottle is over a year old and I believe it has improved with time.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (11047) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 2, 2013
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange amber with floaties and a transient off-white head. Gushed a bit. Aroma is a suggestion of orange/apple. Then grape and oak. Med body. Flavor is somewhat oxidized and woody, but then it’s sort of heading towards aged sherry. Some light stone fruit, malt and heat come out. It’s all working well together.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (4596) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Bottle split @ CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks to Kenny for providing yet another hof ten dormaal beer! The pour’s amber with a small head. The nose is strangely salty, earthy. Almost like a tidal pool. More expected notes of cherry, sherry, apricot. The taste is strongly yeasty, sweet. Some leather, cherry compote. Mild funk. Quite drinkable considering the ABV. Light carbonation. Overall, definitely a unique beer. Interesting.

3.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 20/20
Arthaey (15) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2013
You can definitely taste the sour Belgian yeast, but it's not overpowering. The aftertaste is sweet. Perhaps a little over-carbonated, but a tasty, drinkable beer nonetheless.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 18, 2013
Tasted with William and André himself at brewery, from 75 cl bottle. Hazy darkgolden color, with a offwhite head. Aroma sweet, apple. Full body. Taste very sweet, alcohol, bit malts and honey.


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