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Zure van Tildonk 2013 No.1

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


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RATINGS: 120   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Zure Van Tildonk is an original Belgian Sour Ale from Farm-Brewery Hof Ten Dormaal. With this beer, the brewery strived to create a special, spontaneoussly-fermented beer via traditional methods using ambient yeast from the brewery-farm in Tildonk. Each batch of Zure van Tildonk is carefully aged in the cellars of Engelburch Monastery for several months prior to release.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5856) - Indiana, USA - DEC 23, 2014
375 ml bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a hazy apricot with white head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells funky and mildly tart with a bit of pleasantly stinky cheese as well. Tastes like it smells, along with some oak and what seems like a mild vinous presence. Pleasant on the palate with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rayaron (361) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer & Beyond, Tel Aviv. Muddy yellow with small off-white head. The aroma is yeasty, socks, sweat, fruity (pear, peach), bubble gum. Sweet-sour flavor, yeasty, white wine, somewhat lager-ish, light bitterness, candy, unripe fruit, green tomato, dry sour finish, quite alcoholic. Light carbonation, medium-bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (6352) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 20, 2014
Bottle sample at a Beer And Beyond sour beers tasting at their shop. Cloudy golden with a wite head. Funky aroma with fruitiness, earth, vinous notes and dirty socks. Sour flavor, funky, fruity, slightly vinous and a bit boozy with a bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Decent.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
RW80 (813) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
37,5 ml Bottle. Appearance: Hazy yellow color with a small white head of slightly more then 1f inger. Aroma:Funk, sweat sourness, with a light soapy inish. Taste: mild sourness of apples and lemon with some funk, Quite some sugar which give it some o lightness and make it loose complexity it seems. thin body,average carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (17658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity sour tart woody aroma. Fruity sour tart weak funky flavor. Has a fruity sour tart finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barnoloid (275) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2014
An enjoyable light sour blonde ale. Perfect accompanying a rich steak dinner or other such offering. Lemony zest mingles with an undertone of barnyard funk. Very well balanced overall. Quite a good entry level sour

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2398) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a lively golden beer. Earthy aroma of tart. Taste is mildly sour, with a note of horseblanket, apple and oak. Doesn’t last long. Reminds me of a tardy cider.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
Aroma of orange, citrus, sour, taste is orange, yeast, some citrus, rather light taste, decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle @ Pat’s. Hazy golden pour with a white head. Sugar, honey, and lemon zest on the nose. Smells kind of metallic and soapy, too, though. Maybe a bit corked? The flavor is fairly sour, but there’s a whole lot of sugar character. Somewhat stale tasting, too. A bit metallic. Grass, some lemon zest, and a bit of white vinegar. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leafs93 (1754) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2014
Pours golden yellow with a trace white head. Aroma is earthy, brett, hay and citrus. Taste is lactic tartness with some citric sweetness. Light bodied, crisp abrupt finish and overall good but certainly not great.

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