Hof ten Dormaal owns a big collection of barrels from all over Europe. We try to make sure the barrels we buy are in the most fresh condition as possible. That's how we can bring the best flavours in our blond en dark beer with 12% alc. By vol.
Belgian Strong Dark Ale
Not just a higher ABV version of the Belgian Dark Ale, these beers also offer large amounts of complexity, flavor, and character.
Ranging from a dark amber to a very deep brown, the deep roasted malt generally offers relatively large amounts of sweet and toasted malt flavors along with dark fruit esters and spicy phenols from the yeast. Hop flavors and bitterness are generally low - just enough to keep the sweetness in check.
Generally served at cellar temperature - 55-57 degrees - in a beer snifter, stemmed tulip glass, chalice, or large wine glass. Pour carefully - this style is generally bottle conditioned, and so may have yeast still in the bottle. Try not to let that last little bit with the yeast into the glass.
Allagash Black is a Belgian-style stout brewed with 2-row barley, torrified wheat, oats, both roasted and chocolate malt and a generous portion of dark caramelized candi sugar.
Chestnut amber. A fine, white, creamy and lacing foam. A complex entity of caramel malt, fruit, spices and the sweetness of the alcohol. A strong presence of alcohol, very spicy, slightly bitter. The aftertaste is sweet, spicy and slightly bitter. (Description provided by company)
Originally conceived along the lines of a Belgian Dubbel, Hell Hath No Fury… Ale morphed during development into something entirely different.
Yellowish-brown colour, with more fruits and a slight amount of Demi-Sec. This variety constitutes the largest proportion of production. Dates from 1955. Originally this beer was only brewed for New Year’s Eve celebrations.
This special beer is released once a year in October celebrating the coming fall and winter months. This rich Belgian style strong ale is aged for up to 6 weeks on toasted cherry which imparts an unmistakable cherry like character and helps to deepen the dark ruby highlights.
Yellowhammer's Belgian Dark Strong, aged in wine barrels with cherries added.
La Terrible is a dark brown beer on lees and is part of a collection of exotic and refined Unibroue beers brewed using 100% natural raw materials. It may be drunk as an aperitif or as an after dinner digestive.
This Belgian Specialty Ale has the addition of rye for that tingly and almost spicy finish. Bitter orange peel and cinnamon sticks add layers of complexity that leave this beer so full of flavor you're bound to taste a different spice with every sip. (Description provided by company)
Nuclear Winter is a Belgian Dark Strong Ale with Extra Special Malt and Caravienne malts and Dark Candi sugar for increased color and alcohol content. Small amounts of East Kent Goldings are added but are not the prominent feature of this beer.