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

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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The different flavors of this beer are manifested in a sublime order to achieve a harmonious yet complex taste sensation. Besides the instantly recognizable dry sherry flavor there also is room for the fresh and spicy scents of vegetative raw celery and a green pepper character. This follows in subtle fruity aromas of peach and candied apricot, with an undertone of tea extracts. Finished with a nutty touch, reminiscent of broken walnuts. The mainly fresh flavors that make up the smell of the beer are masterfully supported by more robust flavors. In the flavor we can find the typical duality of balsamic, compromise between sweet and sour, and finally conclude with a notion of liquorice. But this story is not over; the aftertaste brings a perfect marriage between alcohol warming and soothing sweetness.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (10003) - Ursel, - OCT 7, 2012
Draught Small white head over orange, hazed beer. Sweet, oranges. Difficult to pinpoint sherry, but its fruitiness might well point into that direction. Sweet, meaty, liqueurish. Feels/tastes as if some syrup was used. Finish has a bit of walnut(syrup) in it. Very viscous, well-bodied, slick-syrupy feel. Walnutflavour keeps hanging around; warming. Interesting, but I’m not sure whether the fact that I cannot mark the sherry is a good, than well a lesser thing.


3.6
madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 14, 2017
7th January 2017
Very mild gusher. Almost clear deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is light and has mild fine carbonation. Smooth pale malts with a light creamy sweetness. Brief whisper of orange peel, Smooth caramelly sherry comes through, loud and clear. Ripe fruits and mild floralness. Smooth finish, Sherry and fruity linger. Has aged well, Hides the abv.

3
slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Not a huge fan of this one, especially at the price point. Sweet and dry sherry and wood character, a little odd flavor and aroma that I can’t place and a slightly more pronounced twang. An average beer at an extreme price.

3.3
Beerhunter111 (20482) - P´Castle, GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Trübes orange goldenes Bier mit einer geringen weißen schaumkrone. Geruch leicht röstmalzig, Holz, Karamell, getreidig. Geschmack trocken malzig, Karamell, holzig, rote Früchte, leicht alkoholisch.

2.8
Koelschtrinker (20403) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - APR 29, 2016
Würzig getreidig malziger Antrunk. Weiche mit angenehmer Karbonisierung, würzig, die Süße hält sich zurück. Somit kann die Herbe noch ansteigen, im Vergleich zum No.4 wenig holzig. Süffig, insgesamt unspektakulär. 8/9/8/8/8/9

3.1
hopscotch (11104) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2015
Bottle... Hazy pear-colored pour with a tiny, fleeting, white head. The aroma is earthy and musty. Medium to full-bodied with gentle carbonation. The flavor is a blend of yeastiness, pear and fallen stone fruit with a dusty, mildewy finish. This just tastes old. Bottle courtesy of biggsbowler!

3.2
hopdog (12584) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2014
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Aromas dominated by yeast and some corkiness. Tastes give way to fruitiness, caramel, and some citrus.

3.8
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 6, 2014
Un corpo, molte anime. L’intenso sapore torrefatto lega assieme la nota alcolica, quella di miele, di noci e di frutta secca per una birre che ne complesso è buona da degustare. Forse un po’ pesante a un certo punto, ma godibile. Lo sherry non troppo discernibile, a parte una leggera carezza iniziale che si dissolve subito.

3.8
bhensonb (15208) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
750 c&c from Capitol Beer. Pours hazy orange with beige head. Aroma is honey/vinous. Med body. Flavor is malt, hop, some oxidized sherry, and a hint of heat. Pretty tasty.

3.8
marcus (10227) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange copper with a modest beige head and a sweet fruit aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with an overlay of sweet sherry. Some oxidation, but very drinkable.

3.3
swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo NY. brownish with amber hues, medium mouthfeel. Sherry aroma, slight. sherry, slight raisins, slight licorice. not cohesive melding. OK


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