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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 8 Sauternes

Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 8 Sauternes
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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium


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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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A description of the delicate aroma resembles a journey through a tropical greenhouse, the floral and fruity scents, the taster induced response. Orange blossom, violets and honeysuckle go hand in hand with pear, peach, lime and mango. The complexity is complemented with notes of vanilla and clove and complemented by a notion of lavender. After this fresh bouquet comes the resounding of a pleasant and unexpected surprise. The onset of the beer is sweet and reminiscent of homemade marmalade, to be taken over by the alcohol and a refreshing spiciness consisting hints of fresh sage and anise. It is at this time that the vinous character of the beer reaches its fullness and this puts seemingly effortlessly into the aftertaste, which inevitably seems to be not to think of grapes, which proved that a successful marriage between wine and beer is certainly possible.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rikstar (1113) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2015
0,75l fles gedeeld met de biergays. Oranjegoud met een witte kraag. Geur van sauternes zoet. Smaak is vol zoet met een licht wrange afdronk. Mooie volle body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemike (2395) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Appearance: a nice full white head. Nose: wine, some lacto sourness?, reminds me of a pilsner like beer (malts). Sauternes comes out great in this one. Taste: wine, dried fruits, very alcoholic aftertaste, somewhat oily

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11312) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 25, 2015
Bottle. Pours clear golden with a large, fizzy, frothy white head. Aroma has lots of grapes, sweet malts, apples, oak, mild pepper. High carbonation, fine dry and quite creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has high sweetness at first, then light spicy with some pepper, lots of green grapes, mild apple zest, maltiness, oak dryness and finishes off with a pleasant warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (6086) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
On tap at the Klooster, Delft. thin creamy white head. Very hazy blond pour. Interesting barrel notes in the aftertaste. Well hidden alcohol. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15750) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
Draught at Kulminator, Antwerp
Beautiful golden color with orange reflex, hazy, and creamy head. The aroma is vinous, with alcohol, lightly fruity. Smooth mouthfeel, with nice soft malt flavor, light wine touch an pleasant fresh oak, vanilla; moderate sweetness; the bitterness is rather low; warming final.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nlc (93) - Amsterdam & Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
I like the concept of this beer. But a bit sour for my taste, good carbs and body though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LomYst (599) - Rotterdam, NETHERLANDS - SEP 25, 2014
Berries n cherries and some wood and floral stuff... great balanced sourness... very liveliness, somewhat champagnish...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6789) - Albertslund, DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
75 cl. Bottle. Hazy amber colour with an off- white head. Aroma and flavour of yeast, spice, malt, caramel, fruit, oak and alcohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DennisKirk (195) - DENMARK - SEP 13, 2014
Flaske, smagt hos Borup, dufter faktisk bedre end den smager, skjuler sine 12 % rigtigt godt.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mstrcrwly (401) - New York, USA - AUG 25, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 17, 2014 On tap at the Black Sheep..golden yellow pour with fluffy white head..aroma of pears,banana,orange,herbs..initially fruity taste,followed by dry crisp yeasty finish.. 12%ABV not even noticeable..one of the most complex beers I’ve had so far..excellent.

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