Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1 - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
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3.76/5 rDev +0.3%
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.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 19:44:47 | More by StonedTrippin
3.73/5 rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
A: Pours a lightly hazy golden peach in color with very light hints of gentle visible carbonation, moderate amounts of fine particles in suspension, and some golden yellow highlights. The beer has a half finger tall fizzy off-white head that reduces to a medium sized patch of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.
S: Light to moderate aromas of slightly sour grainy malts along with hints of light fruit (apricot) and oak.
T: Upfront there is a moderately sour flavor over the top of slightly grainy malts and just a hint of light fruit (apricot and pear) sweetness. Light hints of oak towards the finish. The tartness lingers slightly.
M: Light to medium bodied with heavy amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of acidic prickliness.
O: Enjoyable and not overly sour but still tart enough for those of us that love really sour beers - nice combination of light fruit and oakiness. Definitely a great mouthfeel on this one.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2014 02:02:55 | More by dbrauneis
Zure Van Tildonk 2013 No.1 from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
84 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.