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Hof Ten Dormaal Barrel-aged Project: No. 9 Grappa

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Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Tildonk, Belgium

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
alex_leit (2367) - Minsk, BELARUS - SEP 26, 2016
Bottle 330 ml. Yellow. Aroma: barrels, wine, grappa, a bit sour, sherry. Taste: slightly sour, sweet, sherry, grappa, oak, malt and fruity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KoNrRiI (1218) - Århus, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016

0.33 bottle.
A hazy, dirty amber color with virtually no head - though it is foaming like crazy when poured. An incredibly sour aroma, apples, wood, quite a lot of brett, a tad vinous, and perhaps a tiny bit of honey. A sweet and sour taste of brett, grapes, fermented fruits, some white wine, and a touch of wood. A medium body, a slick texture, and a fizzy carbonation. Finish is more heavily marked by wood and some leather, as well as by a tiny bit of alcohol - previously undetectable. Overall the beer is very pleasant, sour yes but with good reason and plenty of succulent flavors to back it up.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2719) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2016 Draft at Monks. Hazy blond pour. Head disappeared. Complex woody sour. Grapeseed. Notes of apricots, lady apples and gooseberries. Dry tannic finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
12th April 2016
Hazy gold - amber beer, small pale cream colour head, Palate is light, semi dry and fairly crisp. Nice level of citrus with mild and savoury brett. Modest woody bitterness in to a light grappa aniseed. Light semi dry finish. An interesting and drinkable beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopverdju (671) - BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2016
Geproefd als “Barrel aged Grappa Barrels” 33cl fles. Amberkleurig bier met weinig wit schuim. Geur: druiven peel en pitten, geuze en wat witte peper. Smaak: zurig, eik, druivenmost, vineus, kersenpitten en ananas yoghurt. Afdronk: zurig – zoetig, alcoholisch. Leuk.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (3072) - Freising, GERMANY - FEB 22, 2016
0,33 l bottle Lots of yeast + caramel, citrus, dough, barnyard, woody, golden, clear, rocky head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, medium sourness, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
FatPhil (13867) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 26, 2016
330ml bottle (Pothouse, Tallinn) (7:4:6+:4:14-=3.5)
Pleasant winey aroma first, then a lovely sourness - crisp. Sweet smooth palate, but pleasant carbonation. Pleasant sour taste, plenty of sweet white grape juice, and woody hint. 12% - no way!? Finish has pleasant woodiness, and more of the lovely grape juice. Interesting and characterful.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Marduk (6330) - Reval, ESTONIA - JAN 23, 2016
330ml bottle (thanks FatPhil). Clear golden amber color. Tiny size, bubbly beige head, stays. Sour, acidic, fruity, yeasty, sweet in aroma. Sour, yeasty, apple seeds, herbal in taste. Acidic herbal aftertaste. Sharp acidic mouthfeel. Fizzy carbonation. Wouldn’t say it’s 12%. Not my thing.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kajser27 (1368) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 7, 2016
Hazy, amber colored, small white head. Aroma is of wine, oaky barrel and tart overripe fruits. Taste is medium sweet brewing sugar, tart fruits, grapes, wine barrel, oak, some light sourness, dry finish, touch of alcohol and some warmth, lasting after. Medium+ bodied, soft carbonation. (on tap, Winters Bierfestival Bierhalle Deconinck)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (2923) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - DEC 8, 2015
@ WBF 2015. Hazy blond colour, thin head. Nose is fruity, white wine, oak and honey. Boozy but balanced. Light tartness .Balance is ok. Good beer.


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