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

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Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1

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Reviews: 22
Hads: 150
Avg: 3.69
pDev: 28.73%
Wants: 7
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
Lambic - Unblended |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: JAHMUR on 12-11-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

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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3.95/5  rDev +7%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.8/5  rDev +3%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Alieniloquium
2.43/5  rDev -34.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Hazy orange body. Not much of a head. Just a little bit of a thin white collar.

Smell - Ooh. Smells like cardboard. At 2 years old, that's very odd. Smells sweet too.

Taste - Cardboard, sugar, and some sourness. A little bit woody. Cardboardy in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium low carbonation. Sweet and heavy for something brewed in the lambic style.

Overall - The more I drink it, the more it seems that the cardboard is just an off flavor, not a result of oxidation.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of sneth019
3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Smell is typical of a sour but just makes me think of rolling rock for some reason.

One of the better sours I have had in 2014.

Def recommend this one.

Fruit notes, decent amount of carbonation, just the aroma

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.2/5  rDev +13.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Lindemans stange. Pours a light golden amber with two finger white head kept intact by constant carbonation. Looks great in the glass. Aroma of sour lemon, wheat and aromatic grain, light stone fruit. Flavor follows with sour citrus dominating, but supported by light wheat, pear and apple juice, hints of stone fruit, perhaps also a hint of oak. Light bodied with active carbonation. A well balanced wild sour beer that has some interesting flavors under the dominant citric tartness. I detect a faint hint of Hof Ten Dormaal's yeast and fruity pale ale body under the beer. Looks good and a well made example of Belgian sour.

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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