In a blind tasting by BJCP trained experts, this beer rated


Brouwerij Hof Ten Dormaal Saison

Aroma: “Moderate lemon notes with a touch of lime. Light spicy notes, but more muted than other examples. Light tart note, could have a slight Brett note. Fantastic aroma that really shines—orange and fresh-baked bread.”

Flavor: “Tart notes up front with big grapefruit and lime notes. I would guess Brett in this beer because of that. Moderate spiciness toward the end of the sip that could be considered harsh, but then a big grapefruit flavor comes in to finish it off. Overall malt sweetness is low. Balanced toward yeast characteristics and hops flavor. Very refreshing. Extremely dry, but in a drinkable way.”

Overall: “Very fruity and refreshing beer. Had there been a little more balance toward the malt, it would have scored even higher. Very dry with a touch of carbonic bite. Very acidic for a saison—it’s refreshing but fairly intense for what I would expect.”