Wit Goud | Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

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Brewed by:
Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

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.

Added by yeahnatenelson on 05-10-2011

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Ratings: 75 |  Reviews: 27
Reviews by julian:
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3.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Hazy orange hued straw color with ample frothy white head, that seems to stick. Lots of visible carbonation. Lacing is minimal.

S: Typical Hof Ten Dormaal aroma. Sweet fruit, candi sugar, light green apple aroma.

T&M: Highly carbonated, crisp and clean dry finish. Slight alcohol presence, sweet tropical fruit, caramel malt. Slight spicy heat on the finish, possibly from the chicory root? or perhaps some red peppercorns.

O: A lot going on with this beer, and I'm not sure I can actually describe everything I'm tasting and smelling. This is definitely on the malty side, sweet, peppery, some spice. Alcohol is present but barely noticeable. Very nice.

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Photo of Marc33
1/5  rDev -71.8%

Photo of GreenMountainBoy
4/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
3.31/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

33cl bottle. Golden pale colour, with an impressively tall white head with very good retention. Smells like Belgian yeast, bananas, spices and lambic sourness without the funk. Tastes sweet and a bit bitter, with notes of bananas, freshly baked bread and a hint of sauvignon blanc. Smooth and velvety mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of simoen
2.48/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

niet mijn
de geur? de smaak is te bitter voor zo een bier

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Photo of StephRai
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of cwd
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

Photo of KTCamm
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Grabbed a bottle in the Beer Pantry in Grand Central Terminal, NYC. Poured into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy copper, pale colored. Full glass of white foam. Full wheaty smell. Citrus too. Sour taste followed by wheat with a buried spice - is that the chicory I am reading about? Locorice/anise taste afterwards for sure. Nice blend, interesting mixture.

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Photo of GRG1313
3/5  rDev -15.5%

Photo of Antyk
4.02/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Treyliff
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Mellow Mushroom, Blacksburg

A- pours a clear deep golden-copper color with a small creamy white head that leaves some thick lain behind as it settles

S- fruity and spicy esters, Belgian yeast, earthy

T- spicy Belgian yeast up front gives some peppery notes, along with some fruity flavors of banana & pear, also picking up some clove. Earthy notes at the mid-palate provide some faint woodsy notes, perhaps from the hickory addition, yeasty finish

M- medium body and medium lively carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that fills the mouth all the way through to the finish

O- a solid Belgian pale that is quite drinkable with well hidden ABV

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Photo of ManforallSaisons
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
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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Photo of desint
3.69/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Celebrator pokal. Pours a cloudy light golden amber. Cork popped out of the bottle when the cage was released. Massive white head dissipated over a few minutes to a half finger steady head and light lacing. Aroma of sweet malt, yeast and a grassy element that must be the chicory. Flavor is a nice strong sweet bready malt, light wheat, light fruit, chicory; finishes very pleasantly with spicy sweet malt and fruit. I liked the flavor combination in this very much. It's on the sweet side, and that worked quite well for me. Medium bodied and mouth feel.

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Photo of metter98
3.75/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is hazy pale yellow in color. It poured with a two finger high bright white head that has good retention properties and never completely faded away.
S: There are pleasant aromas of wheat, chicory and fruity yeast in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of wheat and pale malts; there are some peppery spices from the yeast and notes of chicory.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate with a high amount of carbonation. The finish is very dry.
O: This beer is easy to drink compared to other beers in the style and has its alcohol well hidden. I really enjoyed the aroma and taste of this beer.

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Photo of djcira
4/5  rDev +12.7%

3.12/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

375ml Bottle. Tulip glass. Pale golden color. Cloudy. White crown with fairly well retention. Lacing spots. Bready, floral notes, strawberry hints to the nose. Crisp ufront then spicy sweet malt flavors. Low bitterness. Subtle buttery sensation in the middle. Medium body, medium carbonation. Dry malty ,quite bitter, finish. ABV is well hidden & sourness is not found. Drinkability is a little fat. Refreshing when served at a low temperature.

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Photo of warpedrevolution
3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

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2.25/5  rDev -36.6%

Photo of DrDemento456
3.65/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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...

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Karo
2.5/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of abrodsky
3.42/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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