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Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1 - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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105 Ratings
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Ratings: 105
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 10%
Wants: 2
Gots: 16 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal visit their website

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-11-2013)
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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.76/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

this is some crazy funky old school belgian weirdness, in a good way. have yet to be real impressed by their beer, but this one certainly takes the unique cake. ugly old pour on it, hazy brass color with all kinds of sediment, not just yeast chunks but black stringy pieces that m,ay be parts of a barrel, and a lot of white fuzzy stuff in the dregs. nice white head though, and visible carbonation. it smells funky, sour, and grain heavy. usually sour beers this color are so sour and yeasty that the malt is almost irrelevant. not in this beer, the grain dominates the smell and the taste, especially in the finish, which is cheerios or chez or some other sort of healthy simple low sugar cereal. there is a good mix of lactic acid sourness and farm yeasty funk, its a well balanced mix of all these strange flavors, and even a red apple hit for just a second before the long sour finish. its not too sour though, i can taste it all the way through, enjoying the malt and appreciating the yeast. it also has the odd property of being both refreshing and filling. small doses suffice for me with this one. bubbly with a mellowness from the wood. one of a kind beer, old world belgium style, it feels like a relic of past brewing traditions, and i like it for that. the best I've had from hot ten dormaal i think.

StonedTrippin, Mar 01, 2014
Photo of guityler83
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Small bright white head that quickly dissipated away with a fizzy sound. A small ring of bubbles is left on the edge of the micro snifter. Golden yellow color with a mild to moderate haze and a constant stream of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass.

S: Moderate level of sourness in the nose, no vinegar or nail polish, very crisp. Mild level of pleasant funky brett aroma - the barnyard, horse hair, rustic character. A light fruity impression comes through also.

T: Moderately tart sourness with slight funk. Very low bready malt taste hiding underneath. The sourness has a slight citrus fruit vibe with lemons and orange that has an impression of sweetness. No hop character or alcohol.

M: elevated levels of carbonation that give it a spritsy refreshing finish. Very dry finish too. The tartness hits in the cheeks and the roof of the mouth giving a slight tingling sensation.

O: A refreshing, tart lambic with a slight fruity character. No harshness just a pleasant beer with a nice funky undertone.

guityler83, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Budinetz
3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

2014 vintage. Best buy July 2017 printed on the lable.

Pours a golden, straw color with minimal lacing present around the glass.

Smells of brettanomyces, hay, straw, bread malts. Kind of an interesting brew. Flavor is that of a highly carbonated Belgian farmhouse ale. Very different.

Tastes very carbonated with a nice Belgian yeast profile. Very fruity, but very delicious.

Mouthfeel is over prickly and not sour enough. Blah...

Overall not the best lambic but this is the 2014 vintage. Maybe the 2013 was different?

I paid $9 for one bottle. Would I do this again? The answer is no. I would not

Budinetz, Today at 07:19 AM
Photo of crbnfbr
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%

crbnfbr, Yesterday at 08:31 PM
Photo of PaulsBrew
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%

PaulsBrew, Yesterday at 05:55 PM
Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%

Rochefort10nh, Friday at 01:32 PM
Photo of chinchill
3.8/5  rDev 0%

chinchill, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of see_moore_life
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

see_moore_life, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of dubdrop
4/5  rDev +5.3%

dubdrop, Oct 08, 2014
Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

outoffocus, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of Shnanign
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Shnanign, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of StephRai
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

StephRai, Sep 27, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Nice smooth oaky very nice and much more involving than a typical blonde.

Beer-A-Lot, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

st9647v3, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of superspak
3.8/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

superspak, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of VinnyA
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

VinnyA, Sep 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

BikenBeerTwo, Sep 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

MikeCactusGordon, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12.7 oz C&C green bottle poured into a Bruery tulip. Best by 2017-12.

Appearance: Pours a cap of thin almost clear head that quickly fizzes away to a ring. Hazy gold body.

Aroma: Up front white wine, lemon juice, strawberry yogurt, musty grains, gravel and toasted oak barrel.

Taste: Lemon juice and a sweet, fruity yougurt tang, tart white wine leading into some musty Brett and an almost bitter dry oak barrel. Toasted grain (wheat) finish.

Mf: Lots of prickly carbonation which really brings out the sour in first few sips. Not too acidic though and very drinkable. Dry finish.

Overall: A very enjoyable, easy drinking, fruity sour ale. This shows up as the 13' bottling but I hope they're saving some of each batch to make a blend of different years in the gueuze style. Recommended to fans of lambic and all sour ales; this is definitely worth trying and cellaring.

CowsandBeer, Aug 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

Hellpop65, Aug 16, 2014
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3.76/5  rDev -1.1%

JamesCzar, Aug 16, 2014
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3.8/5  rDev 0%

Evil_Pidde, Aug 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

dsigmon, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

KirkFrancis, Aug 12, 2014
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Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1 from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
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