Brewed by Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Tildonk, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler


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RATINGS: 46   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.75   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
berntholer (917) - Antwerp, - JUN 29, 2014
quite dense and stable ivorywhite head leaves structured lacing. orangeblond colour aroma is stable, goat, honey, lemongrass, liquorice (zoethout), bit smokey, leather, bretty. taste like aroma, balsamico, glue, solvent aftertaste bit wry. medium body and rather carbonated. bit strange at the beginning, but i liked it more with every sip. bottle 37,5 cl

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
Cork removes itself from the bottle, resulting in a tower of snowwhite head, consistency of whipped eggwhite. Very lively carbonated yellow to orange beer. Unpleasant medicinal nose, mixed with rubber and tar and - if fleetingly - solvent. Gradually the peated tar takes over, fully phenolic, and in no way as refined as an Islay malt. Tar, tarred wood and lemon. Like a lemonsquash sucked from a tarred wooden seaside breaker. Again phenolic and medicinal (the last mainly retronasal). Lemonjuice, lemonpeel . And overcarbonated to boot. Very attenuated, light, fizzy. Taste lab No 3152666000788, sample to be destroyed.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Smalle (111) - Leuven, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2014
Aroma: smokey and peaty, barnyard. If you’ve ever been to an Islay distillery: this is the smell coming out of the washbacks. With time some vomit-like sourness coming through. The taste is tart, sour, lemon, peaty. Doesn’t work together at all. For once, the official marketing blurb is pretty accurate. The brewery website says: "We call this ’war in a glass’ as since the taste reminds u (sic) of all the bad things in a war (...) When u taste this beer u find yourself in the middle of the chaos and misery which scoured the land 100 years ago in Europe." Bad and miserable it is indeed...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2014
Bottle @ RBESG Grand Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small longlasting white head. Has a fruity sour tart aroma. Fruity sour tart flavor. Has a fruity sour tart smoky finish.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
Wauw dees smaak al enorm slecht maar daarenboven ruikt hij ook nog eens enorm slecht. Dit is om over te geven

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (10514) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2014
RBESG 2014 in London, grand tasting. Hazy golden with a rich head. Leather aroma, grass, barnyard yeasty notes. Flavor is same as the aroma, Strange and a bit harsh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
DutchMark (152) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2014
Well....it is not like anything I tried before and I will not try this one again. After removing the wire the cork jumped out and about one third of the beer gushed out. Smokiness is always tricky and this time it does not work for me. Flavor is of wood, smoke and some wild yeast funkiness. That combined with the vinous sourness is just not pleasant. When drinking it is harsh almost burning in my throat. If you are really into smoked beers it might be interesting.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
Dedollewaitor (13913) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ Danish Ratebeer Summer Gathering, 2014. Pours cloudy golden with a frothy head. Tart and lactic notes. Soap, manuer, dust and cellar. Truly disgusting nose. Glue, peat and plastic! Waaaauuuuwwwwww. Fucking waauuww. !

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Meilby (7609) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle 375ml @ fonfan
Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, peat, burned plastic and acetone. Taste is light sweet and light to medium sour with a long acetone, burned plastic finish. Body is light to medium, texture is thin, carbonation is soft.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Rasmus40 (11199) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy yellow with a big white head. Aroma is dry, malty, peated, vegetables and burnt plastic. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 300814

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
chrisv10 (11121) - DENMARK - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle, 6%. Hazy yellow with small diminishing white head. Aroma is malt, yeast, notes of peat and phenols. Flavour is malt, over carbonated, peat, ash, medicin, phenols, notes of plastic, vegetables and little lemon.

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