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

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85
very good

124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 9.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 22 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-11-2013)
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4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle sealed with cork and cage. whimpy "pop" as cork leaves bottle neck.
poured into HF wine stem.
vintage 2013.

Appearance: translucent straw yellow bodied beer with almost two fingers of bone white head. The head drops down to a thin cap that lingers the entire drink.

Smell: The beer smells fruity, grainy, and mildly funky. Smells like this might have some acidity to it as well.

Taste: Not much tartness here at all. Sweet and grainy. Fruity notes that taste of golden delicious apples and white grape skins. Apple juice. Some bready and grainy malt sweetness with clover honey. Mild and musty funk; oakiness and slight earthy note. Just a little hint of acetic flavors that acts as a teaser especially since my expectations were that this beer was going to be pretty sour(because it was labeled as anunblended lambic).

Mouthfeel: light bodied beer with moderate carbonation. It feels slightly crisp with creamy carbonation. It even has a little driness in the finish as well. Really really drinkable and it goes down fast. Refreshing beer with enough complexity to keep it interesting.

Overall: I am going to call this beer "almost a lambic". Its very very mild; if you drinking this with the mindset that you are drinking an unblended lambic according to the classification that this beer is identified as. I would almost say this is closer to a belgian pale ale than an unblended lambic or something like a mild gueuze plus a malty saison blended together. All that a side...it is still a really tasty belgian style beer.

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Stepping out of the Senne Valley and Brussels landscape and into the Tildonk region the Hof ten Dormaal brewers demonstrate the vastly "wild" flavors that exist all over Belgium.

Zure Van Tildonk pours with a striking lemony pour, pale yellow in color. Casting a strong cloudy haze, a dainty cotton-white creme swirls above and emits a kaleidoscope of aroma. Bright with dried lemon and lime, an acute citric acidity strikes the nose and evokes mouth whetting. With a backdrop of whole wheat bread and candied sweetness the early palate is soft and delicate even as cork must, vinous white wine, weathered wood and attic-like aromas swirl above.

Intensifying sourness soon overtakes the lingering starch and confectioner's sweetness and the lemon and lime sour-bitter interplay seeps deeply into the tastebuds with its tangy fruit. Lightly of brine and sea salt, crabapple, under-ripened berry weave with the mustiness of leather, drunken vinous oak and dry cider.

Its beautiful finish remains salty, bitter and sour even as supporting malt offers balance even late. Lacking the full mustiness of unblended lambic from Brussels, the dryly piquant citric sourness leaves the palate clean and refreshed, more like stronger flavored Berlinerweiss.

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Likely the 14 version. Aroma is almost cidery, with leather and must notes. Flavor is lactic dominant, fairly sour, with a bell pepper fruitiness. Notes of tart lime add complexity. Malt is fairly doughy, and lingers in the finish.

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3.24/5  rDev -14.7%
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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

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Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1 from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
85 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.