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Blond - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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BlondBlond

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BA SCORE
88
very good

93 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 51
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 6
Gots: 6 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mora2000 on 06-21-2010)
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mattfancett

United Kingdom (England)

3.7/5  rDev -5.9%

08-28-2014 15:44:30 | More by mattfancett
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razorsdescent

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-20-2014 23:34:53 | More by razorsdescent
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dipso123

California

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

08-18-2014 22:45:52 | More by dipso123
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Evil_Pidde

Sweden

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

08-12-2014 16:18:23 | More by Evil_Pidde
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Meb3

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

08-08-2014 23:09:40 | More by Meb3
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

08-01-2014 01:13:48 | More by Hallertau
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bobv

Vermont

4/5  rDev +1.8%

07-12-2014 00:39:35 | More by bobv
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afsdan

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

07-09-2014 03:03:06 | More by afsdan
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tykechandler

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.8%

06-19-2014 01:09:32 | More by tykechandler
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

06-10-2014 03:54:43 | More by superspak
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

05-31-2014 23:20:36 | More by ScottP
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jbarletto

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

05-17-2014 21:47:28 | More by jbarletto
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bark

Sweden

2.75/5  rDev -30%

05-09-2014 19:10:01 | More by bark
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Swift989

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

04-29-2014 06:13:24 | More by Swift989
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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +2.5%

(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

03-17-2014 16:40:46 | More by Bouleboubier
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Crumpetsnbeer

Maine

3/5  rDev -23.7%

02-21-2014 22:08:37 | More by Crumpetsnbeer
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DBosco

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

02-20-2014 07:04:13 | More by DBosco
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

01-29-2014 01:22:21 | More by rolltide8425
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uturn

Florida

4/5  rDev +1.8%

12-06-2013 19:53:57 | More by uturn
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Dave_Treat

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

11-16-2013 00:47:30 | More by Dave_Treat
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Coren

Belgium

2.75/5  rDev -30%

10-17-2013 14:02:46 | More by Coren
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paleoplant

New York

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-17-2013 00:23:46 | More by paleoplant
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

4.01/5  rDev +2%

As with the Dark, this is a saison? Just seems like a Belgian strong ale to me. As the Dark did.

Traditional kind of sweet character on the nose and flavor profile. That earthy edge is there, in a mildly rustic way. Mild tang on the back end is the only detractor. Nice beer.

08-16-2013 05:22:38 | More by RblWthACoz
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YieldToNothing

New York

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

08-11-2013 04:18:29 | More by YieldToNothing
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JPlo

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.8%

08-06-2013 00:01:14 | More by JPlo
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Blond from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
88 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.