Wit Goud - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.54
pDev: 17.23%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal visit their website

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Pale Ale |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with chicory (witloof in Dutch) grown at their farm in Tildonk-Haaght, the brewer describes this as a Witloofbier.

(Beer added by: yeahnatenelson on 05-10-2011)
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Like a hybrid: Belgian Strong Pale Ale and a Saison...

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2015. Pours slight hazy deep reddish orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, pepper, clove, herbal, straw, grass, wheat, honey, bread, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, wheat, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, clove, pepper, herbal, straw, grass, wheat, honey, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; with a nice malt/yeast ester balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice Belgian strong pale ale. Good complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. Nothing really stood out to make it great for me, but it is a nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.14/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

this is one of those beers i have to imagine doesnt travel well. we all know these guys can make quality brew, but distance and age and green glass all degrade this thing to a level that is likely a far cry from what a very talented brewer probably intended across the oceans. much like the dark, this one looks overly yeasty, smells coppery and stale, and tastes skunked and off. i can see the potential though. there is a nice bright malt base and a fruity component, as well as a bitter earthy roasted quality from the chicory, which makes this distinct. lots of oxidation and light exposure has made this a poor representation of its full self i think. a little sweetness and a classic belgian yeast strain, but the metallic finish is just too much, and it gets even weirder as it warms. nice bubbles and body, but there are oo many off flavors cruising around in this thing for it to be very drinkable. until i can have this in belgium and fresh, i will reserve final judgement, but over here in the states, its pretty sorry.

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From: Etre Gourmet, BE
Date: Best by 2014-05 notched on label
Glass: New Belgium globe glass

Wit Goud is a pleasing, but average, BSDA, with fairly typical flavors aside from the addition of chicory into the product. While I'm happy to have tried this, and glad to see that the experiment of adding chicory to beer worked well, I don't think I'd pick up another of these bottles.

Pours a 2cm tall head of slightly dirty, off-white foam, made up of small-sized bubbles, which has good retention of about 1.5 minutes, eventually fading to a 0.3cm cap atop the body of the beer for the duration of the session. Lacing is minimal, a few small dots cling to the sides of the glass. Body is a golden orange-brown color, with light bringing out golden yellow hues. Carbonation is visible through the slightly hazy (10-20% opacity) beer, fairly high in number and activity.

Aroma of fairly classic Belgian ale: light grape esters, a bit of basement mustiness, and a light, smooth pale bread-like character.

Major flavors are of endive/chicory/lettuce-like taste and bitterness, dried herbs and grasses, basement mustiness, and slight bread-like and melanoidin flavors. Front of palate experiences some endive/chicory/lettuce flavor, light bread-like sweetness, mild dried grass, mild grape ester and basement mustiness. Mid-palate of definite endive/chicory flavor and bitterness, with complex herbal and dried grass hoppiness, basement mustiness, slightly caramel-like breadiness, and mild ethanol spiciness. Back of palate detects increased hop bitterness, some ethanol spiciness, slight melanoidins (light caramel), dried herbs and mild lettuce-like flavor. Aftertaste of light graininess, lingering bitterness from herbal hops and endive/chicory/lettuce additions, slightly spicy ethanol, and slightly sweet melanoidins.

Beer is medium to medium-light in body, with carbonation of medium to medium-high intensity, resulting in a mouthfeel that is at first lightly fizzy, then fully foamy and soft on the palate. Resulting mouthfeel is . Closes dry, with very minor stickiness lingering on the palate and lips.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An attractive pour with a luminously copper liquid traced by thin lines of carbonation up to a persistent, snowy head. Toasted fennel-y smell, subtle liquorish, some strawberry and wet hay, pleasant but not strong aromas. Really good amber ale flavor, which isn't usually my fave. Roasty and toasty but still caramel rather than toffee, with a vegetal sweetness, I chalk it up to the chicory indeed, with a subtle hop holding things up. Good mouthfeel, substantive but still more-ish, like a mea. After that, it accompanied one very nicely -- a Belgian endive gratin.

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Wit Goud from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
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