Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjs (6022) - Helsinki, FINLAND - DEC 26, 2010
(Bottle, 0.75 l - generously offered by Fin, thanks, at the 16th Kerstbierfestival) The beer looked like the water in a very muddy lake. Its head was small and white. Aroma had vineousness and fruitiness. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were malts, sweetness, vineousness, fruitiness, spices and bitterness. Aftertaste was spicy and mildly bitter. The ugliest looking beer I’ve seen in a very long time. Its tasted and aroma were okish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fin (9159) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 21, 2010
Bottle at Kerstbier Festival, Essen, Belgique, 18.12.10 This pours looking like the muddiest puddle I ever did see, it looks shocking. Sour tang, but also a slight perfumey flavour, quite floral. This is actually really highly fragranced, like a Thai meal at times, also I begin to think it’s a bit like eating one of those fragranced hot handwipes that you get given in a nice Chinese or Thai restaurant, that said I don’t dislike this unusual beer. A6 A3 T6 P3 Ov12 3.0

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13798) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2010
Bottle at RBNAG-2009. Amber-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is flower, herbs, hop. Flavour is sweet, flower, herbs, hop, caramel. full body. Strange beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yngwie (16227) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 11, 2010
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09. It’s an unclear, orange beer with an off-white head. Nice hops in the aroma, with a sugary sweetish, meaty maltyness. Herbs and flowers blend in. White sugar sweetness in the mouth, almost sticky. Full-bodied, and finishing with a nice bitterness and caramel. There’s herbs, caramel and a fine dose of hops in the initial flavor. A strange beer, but strange in a nice way. 091107

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 4, 2010
From bottle@RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale. One finger of beige, creamy head, quickly fading. Red colored body with an orange hue. Perfume and yeast up front, offset by a floral, minty, and maybe leafy hop scent. Taste has a restrained malt profile, biscuity and quite crisp. Also a distinct fruitiness, and some herb/spice tones. Alcohol is very well hidden. Healthy body. Finishes sweetish fruity with a fine dryness in the very ending. Beyond interesting, very good actually.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beer5000 (5633) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale, sampled@RBNAG 2009, Vatlandsvåg. Hazy orange body with a thin beige head. Fruity aroma of peaches, oranges and yeast. Flavor is fruity oranges and, herbal tea. Sweet and bitter in harmony, a bit unusually, but enjoyable.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Sigmund (6231) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 14, 2009
Bottle, as Hof Korvatunturi Old Ale, RBNAG 2009 in Vatlandsvåg. Cloudy orange colour, low head. Strange aroma, some Belgian yeast, hard to classify. Fairly sweet flavour, some fruit, hints of tobacco, some mint and tea.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2009
(Bottled) Hazy dark ruby with floating yeast and a small, firm and tanned head. Mild aroma of caramely malt, spices, and hints of dried fruit. Flavor is berryish-caramely with sweetish malt, gingery spiciness, a touch of ashiness, and some gluey-homebrewish feel. Alcohol comes up when warm. Medium body, slightly foamy carbonation. A sweet and spicy winter warmer - OK, but not very sophisticated.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jerre (3032) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 11, 2009
Re-tasted 10.07.09 from bottle 33 cl. @ home. Hazy amberbrown color, with lightl brown, creamy head. Aroma complex aroma, spice, woods, caramel. Medium body. Taste bitter, sweet, spices with a sour and hops touch. Good balance with a nicely warm mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maria (10205) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2009
It is beautiful, dark, red amber with a lot of sediment and a creamy head. The aroma is spicy and perfumed fruity and yeasty. The flavour has sweetness and notes of roasted malt, spice, yeast and perfumed fruit. It is OK, but the perfumed note is a bit too much.

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