Blond | Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

BA SCORE
88
very good
134 Ratings
BlondBlond
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Belgium
hoftendormaal.com

Style: Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mora2000 on 06-21-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
59
Avg:
3.98
pDev:
10.3%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 134 |  Reviews: 59
Photo of illpass78
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12.7 oz. bottle poured into a tulip.

Appearance: When I uncorked this, the cork blasted off like a rocket and nearly hit me in the nose. The beer itself must've been jostled around at some point because there was a massive amount of foam. Once it settled down, it was a nice hazy orange with pretty heavy carbonation. Lots of lacing on way down.

Aroma: Smells very yeasty to me. Also some spices and a pear-like note. Some bread.

Taste: Mostly follows the nose. Very flavorful - the pear and spice notes are very pronounced. A little alcohol burn, and some funk, too. Also a somewhat vegetable-like note.

Mouthfeel: Worth sipping slowly. Pretty rich for the style.

Overall: A saison worth grabbing if you happen across it. Bigger than most of the popular American interpretations of the style.

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Photo of reebtaerG
3.92/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SABERG
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Heavyweight 12.7 oz green bottle.

Bright amber colored body with a semi-durable white head that leaves a disproportionate amount of lacing. Plenty of lacing left in the bottom of the bottle.

Prickly crisp carbonation in a near medium body; I have the impression this would seem medium-full, at least, were it not for the fairly high carbonation.

Fruity, with hints of golden apples and light spicing. Ample baked bread notes from the malts. Plenty of flavor without the barnyard, leather or other components sometimes found in this style.

O: excellent for style.

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Photo of sendbeer
3.17/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of pdonovan16
4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big grainy, spicy nose with pilsner malts, earthy hops, yeast character faint orange notes. It pours hazy peach with a long lasting big, ferocious, rocky white head that produces significant lace. This is a yeast driven beer opening with a blend of large pitted fruit and citrus – especially orange very lightly sweetened with light caramel. The sweetness dries out by the finish where a bitter hop accent pulls it all together. This beer is medium bodied and highly carbonated and spritzy – not quite creamy. The carbonation is almost harsh but in the end, it all works.

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Photo of tedho21
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dirtyhands
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
3.88/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Fcip78
5/5  rDev +25.6%

Photo of Leeds_xx
3.8/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of constantine_272
4.38/5  rDev +10.1%
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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Photo of drew74
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Twal
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of mattfancett
3.7/5  rDev -7%

Photo of razorsdescent
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of dipso123
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Meb3
3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of Hallertau
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of bobv
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of afsdan
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Blond from Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
3.98 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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