Wit Goud - Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
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3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
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.
07-08-2014 00:40:12 | More by superspak
3.14/5 rDev -11.8%
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.
02-24-2014 04:44:16 | More by StonedTrippin
3.38/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
11-18-2013 07:01:07 | More by falloutsnow
3.75/5 rDev +5.3%
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.
09-10-2013 22:11:02 | More by ManforallSaisons
3.6/5 rDev +1.1%
Thanks to aucher07 for the beer.
A: It pours a hazy golder color with a finger and a half of creamy white head. The lacing was decent.
S: Pretty typical belgian funkiness. Spicy and sweet. The chickory is an interesting twist.
T: Wheat and creamy. Just a touch of spice and funk.
M: Fairly light.
O: This beer is pretty darn smooth. Love the chickory undertones with the belgian funk. Sweet, but not overpowering. Just an extremely drinkable beer. The alcohol is not noticable in the least. So smooth.
03-31-2013 01:33:38 | More by Jake_Ramrod
3.63/5 rDev +2%
Snagged a bottle for 2 bucks from the House of 1,000 beers best by "Feb 2013"
A - Very carbonated even for around a year old. A 1/2 inch of head forms that never truly settles. Even now it's a 1/4 inch of sticky white head atop of a hazy amber brown.
S - Has some good farmhouse funk, some chicory bark. Fruity yeasts but mild at best.
T - Fizzy like champagne mostly yeasts, some bread and smoked chicory dominate. Not bad.
M - Kind of hard to drink since it's so carbonated. Hides the ABV well. Taste is smooth.
Overall totally worth 2 bucks since I was worried with a green bottle it was skunked. Not sure how old this is most discounted beers were 1+ years old but this one held up nicely. I have a Winter 2011 to crack next...
01-01-2013 05:13:49 | More by DrDemento456
3.53/5 rDev -0.8%
Bottle opened on 8.30.12
A - Pours a cloudy, dirty medium orange with a large cream-colored, fizzy head that fades slowly.
S - Subtle spices and Belgian yeast, very mild.
T - Chiccory spices dominate, kind odd tasting.
D - Good carbonation with a lighter to medium body.
O - Belgian yeast, but everything is over powered by odd spices.
09-06-2012 05:19:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.68/5 rDev +3.4%
Solid. Not superb. Saison and golden raisin in the nose. Grass. Funk. A bit dryer than I'd expect. Nothing stands out in the flavor as "wow!" The flavor is all yeast, and it's missing the characteristics I love in Belgians. A bit spicy. A bit grainy. The hops are weak outside of bittering and a touch of spice.
09-03-2012 22:49:48 | More by CheezyBlaster
Wit Goud from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
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