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Hof Ten Dormaal Taste Lab - B-Wine

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


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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJvd (1004) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 21, 2015
Small sample at camping ratebeer ’14. Pours hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma has some apples, tartness, bit like a geuze. Taste is soft sour with some wood. Medium body and carbo. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansjelaah (1746) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle @home. Brown orange color with no head. Smells ketchup, chips, spicey chicken, sweet, sour. Tastes ketchup, sweet, sour, weird, spicey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DutchDrebus (5092) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear amber colour with no head. Smells tomato soup mustard, curry, lays bolgonese, sourish. Tastes like spicy chicken crisps from the lidl, slightly sourish, overal pretty food-like, ketchup, rye. Bizarre but at the same time kinda nice. Really weird stuff. Medium body, soft carbo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 9, 2015
From my backlogg: RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Hazy golden beer with an offwhite head. Fruity vinous caramel fruity aroma. Fruity vinous caramell fruity sourish vinegar flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rayaron (877) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear light golden with no head. Very sweet aroma, sugary and syrupy, notes of apricot and liqueur. Quite sweet flavor, syrupy, boozy but doesn’t feel as 12% abv, notes of apple and tart, kind of apricot liqueur, funky. Soft carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DSG (9303) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden with a white head. Sourish aroma with fruits, wine, candy, wood, and a bit of spiciness. Sourish and slightly sweetish flavor, fruity, vinous, with wood, mild spiciness, and an alcoholic note in a dry finish. Medium-bodied. Nice stuff, quite easy-drinking for 12%.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13301) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2015
Fonefan 300814. Amber colour with a beige head. Aroma is fruit, malt, caramel. Flavour is sourness, alcohol, malt, yeast, dried fruits. OK beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 18, 2015
Clear warm golden colour, white head. Light sour aroma, lemon zest, apricot. Light sour flavour, lemon zest, malts, bit tart. Finish citrus, malts, lingering tart notes.(from 37.5cL bottle @ Camping RateBeers. Thanks for sharing today’s beers, RateBeer crew!)

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
corkyrory66 (1007) - BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2015
Vin d’orge à 12 % abv. Couleur roux moyen aux reflets châtains. Clarté nette. Bulles moyennes partout pas très vives. Mousse qui tombe immédiatement, nappage très ténu et partiel. Arômes de vinaigre (et même pas le vinaigre de vin …), margarine, haricots tarbais non cuits. 1ère bouche liquide sur l’aigreur pure et le cuir tanné. Arrière-bouche sur un lambic de deux ans. 2ème aigre, pâle. Arrière-bouche sans aucun attrait. 3ème avec laquelle on ne sait si l’aigreur se renforce, ou si l’on s’y habitue. Arrière-bouche à la grimace. Longueur misérable. Levure pincée, pauvre, très pauvre … Alcool qui est l’exemple type de l’alcool inutile, puisqu’il n’a rien à soutenir !! Finale un rien mieux que le reste (mais peut-être est-ce aussi l’accoutumance...). CONCLUSION : un navet pur et simple. Une platitude et une aigreur sans pareille. Quand je vois le slogan « beer better than wine » sur l’étiquette …, ce n’est sûrement pas avec ce type de bibine que l’on va le prouver !!! Mais la preuve est largement possible ailleurs ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seynie (273) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2015
Orange without much carbonation. Smells like gueuze. Red wine and grapes dominate first, then comes acidity which reminds of a good gueuze. The finish is dry white wine, chardonnay, mixed with gueuze. Very interesting beer.

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