Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal
Ranked #668
Ranked #23,094
3.71 | pDev: 12.94%
Feb 27, 2022
Jun 26, 2010
Amber top-fermented beer, brewed with respect for our farmhouse traditions with carefully selected homegrown grain and hops.
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Rated: 4.16 by BBBrones

Feb 27, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by steverx8 from England

May 27, 2019
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Reviewed by CaptainHate from Ohio

4.02/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured into a DFH tulip, it's indeed an amber color with a fluffy head. Smell had some funk and a bit of a tart citrusy winy aroma. Taste was bready and sweet with a bit of a tart bite. Mouthfeel was refreshing. I bought this at a local bottle shop just because it looked worth trying. When I came home and looked up the rating, I thought D'oh. But I had this with pizza and was pleasantly surprised, which my rating reflects. I could easily have more of this.
Apr 27, 2019
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Reviewed by JackRWatkins from Georgia

2.37/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.75
A: pours a deep hazy amber, with a creamy, quickly receding head.
S: Smell immediately reminds me of Foret from dupont. Strong caramel notes, some nutty aromas, maybe some apple and pear, weak.
T: Tartness and caramel, hints of brett and funk
M: very watery, no real dryness and extremely under-carbonated, not to mention a good deal thicker than it ought to be
O: I could not really find anything to enjoy here, will not buy this again. If you see it, I would say pass. It might be okay but the lack of carbonation and mouthfeel kill this beer for me.
Dec 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota

Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Czequershuus from Minnesota

4.24/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This beer pours a rather muddy brown-amber with a large, well sustained head. The aroma offers up an enormous amount of barnyard funk, as well as some peppery spice, oregano, garlic, and powerful bitter yeast. The flavor leads with the barnyard funk and peppery spice with a nice lash of hop bitterness , mellowing out into a slightly caramelly, bready, almost buttery flavor. The mouthfeel is very fizzy, as one might expect. Overall this is a nice fizzy Belgian with lots of dark, dirty funk. It is a very food friendly beer that manages to be complex and refreshing at the same time.
Apr 10, 2016
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Reviewed by Brutaltruth from Ohio

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Enjoyed from the small bottle in a snifter. This nice amber pours a hazy brownish copper with a quickly dissipating head of foam that leaves a thin ring and little lacing. Nose of heavy brown sugar candy malts, fresh bread, and subtle citrus and yeasty goodness. Flavors exceed the nose with Belgian candy sugar malts to the front followed by breaded malts and notes of cherries and dates that fades in the background with a light spicy rye quality that is most welcome mixed with a touch of coriander. Coating mouth feel, lightly carbonated and finishing moderately dry, this is an excellent brew that deserves a higher rating.

Sep 29, 2015
Rated: 3.71 by desint from Belgium

Sep 24, 2015
Rated: 3.54 by braican from Massachusetts

Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 3.88 by Budlum from Maryland

Jul 03, 2015
Rated: 3.78 by WastingFreetime from Wisconsin

Jun 02, 2015
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Reviewed by ONUMello from Ohio

3.8/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12.7oz bottle poured into a tulip
A: Hazy amber with a lingering 1+ finger head
S: Sour with malt and citrus notes
T: Sweet, only a bit of sour with bready malts, Belgian yeast and dried fruits, most notably cherry
M: Medium-bodied, smooth, a bit sweet with light carbonation
O: Not sure why this beer isn't rated better. Not the most complex ever but unique and tasty
Apr 20, 2015
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Reviewed by Ohiovania from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Really tight and carbonated but oddly sweet and caramely. Just a vestige of barnyard. Thickest mouthfeel I've ever had on a saison before.

After halfway this is way to sweet. Gonna try and cook with the rest.
Apr 20, 2015
Rated: 3.79 by Evil_Pidde from Sweden

Jan 10, 2015
Rated: 3.74 by Quimby74 from Netherlands

Dec 29, 2014
Rated: 4 by Franck from Canada (QC)

Nov 18, 2014
Rated: 3.5 by GRG1313 from California

Sep 29, 2014
Rated: 3.75 by afsdan from Colorado

Jul 09, 2014
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 11/2014. Pours lightly hazy deep copper amber color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon zest, pear, apple, black pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, black pepper, caramel, toast, brown bread, herbal, straw, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, black pepper, caramel, brown bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice robustness and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and bready malt flavors; with a very nice malt/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 good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good amber saison. Good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Jun 18, 2014
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Reviewed by Bouleboubier from New Jersey

3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
(poured into a St. Bernardus stemmed wine glass)

A: clear, coppery amber... bottle-conditioned foam that fades

S: vinous, bread crust, grassy

T: faintly musty-funky, mildly sweaty finish... essence of old caramel apple in the aftertaste... mellow bitterness of dying grass... doughy malt later comes to the front

M: roundish, clean... impression of approaching medium body... faint chewiness

O: kind of crosses into the Biere de Garde territory with its malt flavors - mild-moderate aged tone
May 19, 2014
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