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Blond - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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BlondBlond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 6
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal visit their website
Belgium

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-21-2010

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3.88/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

L: Looks amazing! Huge fluffy light tan head and a light copper hazy and color. Loses a few points for the ridiculous messy brown yeast sediment. Pour slowly and don't jostle the bottle. Solid carbonation. Foam stuck around nearly till the end.

S: Sweet fruitiness of pear and the vegetable garden. A bit of nutmeg spiciness. Graphite and steel.

T: Yum. Rich honey sweetened wheat bread dough. Fresh green chlorophyl crispness balances out the meaty grain with a light floral touch. The bittering contains a rush of spiciness of nutmeg, ginger, cloves. The mildly funk yeast lingers long after with a fruitiness of lemon and blood orange.

M: Nice and rich with an excellent creaminess. Tanginess at the end is light and let's the yeast and malt flavor linger.

O: This is just an amazing example of the style. There is tons of flavor. The big yeast flavor is both wild yet sophisticated and refined at the same time. Possibly one of my favorite belgian blondes.

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4/5  rDev +1.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

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3.7/5  rDev -6.1%

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4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2014. Cork popped off after I removed the cage. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of peach, apricot, pear, apple, black pepper, bread, light honey, hay, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt notes; with good strength. Taste of peach, apricot, pear, apple, black pepper, bread, light honey, hay, grass, herbal, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of peppery yeast spice on the finish; with lingering notes of peach, apricot, pear, apple, black pepper, bread, light honey, herbal, hay, grass, light musty funk, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast ester and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/spicy yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent saison style. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

(poured by the bartender into a gibraltar glass)

A: slight haze initially... light amber color... head didn't last until the last inch of liquid and yeast sediment was poured (by me) from the bottle and then it threw up a 1/2" of foam and lasting cap after, as well as adding murk

S: subtle, perfumy, white wine esters and aromatics.... decent balance between delicate alcohols and doughy yeast... touch of citrus peel/oil and grass... bold enough to entice

T: curiously similar yeast profile to Dupont (Saison)... light-moderate degree of hop bitterness (and/or yeast bite)... substantial doughy yeast which embolden the overall flavor and enhanced the balance.... light but bright citrusy undertones.... the alcohol is well-hidden

M: round, creamy, yet finishes fairly light... the unfiltered texture may be a bit off putting to some.... satisfying, drinkable, encouraging subsequent refills

O: not bad, worth recommending.... the subtle, interesting complexities brought about by its roughness or possibly its 'terrior' does make it stand out a bit

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Blond from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
88 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.