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

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RATINGS: 102   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   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.


lambicboy12's rating

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
lambicboy12 (43) - salt lake, Utah, USA - MAY 18, 2014
1- sweet tarts candy, fruity esters, plum, some toast in the background 2- dark orange and hazy, quickly dissipating tan head 3- light toasty sweetness, heavy candy sourness that lingers, spicy phenols 4- medium body with a hot aftertaste 5- An ok beer but the sourness is just too candy-ish. The hotness in the aftertaste is distracting.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3266) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle, shared by me... in my dining room... just now.
The beer pours a hazy blonde with a big fluffy white head and a lot of nice lacing on the glass.

The aroma is oaky and cider like, it’s certainly funky but relatively lightly so. The beer has some lemon and citrus rind brightness to it. It’s inviting for sure.

The flavor is a touch sweet up front but turns dry, it’s got a touch of earthy spiciness & a little bit of tinny character. It’s got some tart fruit, some doughiness, and a little bit of lemon peel. The sourness level is relatively low but pleasant.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lilja (1637) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2014
Flaska på Brekeriet Bar. Smak och doft av jäst, äpple, örter, äng med vittvin karaktär. Rund och len, torr med viss syrlighet. Känsla av mjölkbakterier. Riktigt gott och uppfriskande.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (2605) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 12/2017. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a 2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of tart lemon, green apple, pear, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, light vinegar, cracker, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and solid complexity of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and oak notes; with solid strength. Taste of tart lemon, green apple, pear, white wine, hay, straw, grass, light vinegar, cracker, bread, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of fruity/earthy tartness on the finish; with lingering notes of tart lemon, green apple, pear, white wine, hay, straw, grass, oak, light vinegar, cracker, bread, and light musty funk on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and oak flavors; with a nice sweetness/tartness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly acidic mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good unblended lambic style. All around good complexity and robustness of fruity/funky yeast, pale malt, and oak flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink with the lighter acidity. A bit lacking in complexity overall, but given the unblended style it was still adequate. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - SEP 6, 2014
Ik hou niet van zure bieren maar deze valt heel goed mee. Echt een goed biertje met een goeie smaak

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
NordicV (1162) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
Gyllengul, lätt beslöjad öl med lättare vitt skum. Finns en lätt funkighet i aromen tillsammans med surdegsbröd och syrliga frukttoner. Samma återkommer i smaken.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Ionlyrate5s (86) - New York, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Belgian spontanious fermentation. Real sour blueberry grape must aroma....really nice. Has mathcing flavors wit some herbal notes. Nice crisp finish, and almost no carbonation which made this a easy and fantastic drink.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5701) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
375 ml bottle from Binnys South Looop (Chicago, IL). Exciting new sour find. Pours a nicely hazed golden orange hue. A decent glow, bit of darkness with lots of effervescent bubbly life in the body. Decent whitish head atop is a solid filmy layer, dies down a bit and sticks around small, mellow lacing. Aromas show some firmer lactic life, citric and yogurty with touches of cobweb and horseblanket. Mellow straw, touches of bread with subtle cheesecloth. Firmer sour fruit is another firm air of citrus, touches of green apple and pineapple juice, sour green grapes. Initial is a bit more tame, jabs of lemony sourness, white grape and a bit of honeysuckle. Melon, decent sourness jabs. Some crab apple, subtle pineapple as some acidity jabs more in the backend. White wine, bread, and straw. Touches of bread, big yogurty feel into the middle. Touches of fruit, the sourness more at bay at times with gentle jabs between fruit, some white peach, straw, some doughy and yogurty feels. Funk elements with some cobwebs, dust and gentle prickly horseblanket and earth. A bit of vanilla, gentle spice. Finish is a bit dry, some fruit, mellow funk and tartness with a weird cinnamon vibe at times in the backend and finish. Overall, the nose really offers some potent life. The beer itself is more more reeled in, a bit nuanced and certainly drinkable. But the intensity and life in the nose really falls by the wayside. A solid sour with some complexity that makes it interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (11871) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle at Paradiso. Darrel described it as wet dog eating a wet dog biscuit. I agree.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tricksta_p (1106) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2014
Aroma of sour apples, brett, malt, oak. Flavour is tart fruit followed by light malty sweetness. Finish is dry. Pretty decent Sour/Wild Ale.

2.2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
WoutVerschatse (3) - BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014 does not count
Bottle from dranken Pauwels. Nose: Brettanomyces, ripe fruits, some smell I recognise from Alvinne Sour collection but I can’t describe yet. Taste: sweeter than expected but also nice sourness, some brett again, some stable, slight bitterness and too much solvents. The aroma of solvents is what put me off this beer.


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