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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Brewed for and by members of Zythos branch BLES. Filtered, non-pasteurised, bottle-conditioned. Named after a Zottegems regional cookie. De "Hoevebrouwers", a young brewing couple want to start up a brewery on their farm. 1° version at De Graal, 2° at Alvinne, 3° again at De Graal


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (1210) - BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2014
Dark medium-strength top fermented Belgian, so in that respect a dubbel, with light beige head and bronze colour. Malty, nutty, dates, pear, clear and honest, bit straightforward, with slight toasted bitterness in the finish. Not bad for a first product.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1100) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
Dit bier heeft een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar spijtig genoeg was het mijn ding niet

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from river city cellars on 05/05/2011. Slightly hazy amber body with a small frothy white head. Sweet fruit and caramel aroma. Dry fruit and caramel flavor with some spice. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4507) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 10, 2013
29/XI/13 - 33cl bottle from Bles Bierfestival 2013 (Zottegem) @ home - BB: XI/2014 (2013-1098)

Clear ruby red beer, big aery beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: metallic, caramel, some dried fruits, bit of orange peel. MF: ok carbon, medium to light body. Taste: bitter start, bit of caramel, metallic, grains, some citrus. Aftertaste: very bitter, grassy, some citrus, caramel, metallic, bitter dry ending. Not too bad. But definitely not a dubbel, by any standards!

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (519) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
From 33cl bottle from Binny’s poured in a tulip. Minimal head and lacing cloudy nut brown appearance. Aroma is truly delightful. Spicy and fruity, notes of hazelnut and raisin. Flavor is less spicy and herbal than I expected. Almost a bit dour. Grainy bock-like finish. Very slight bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, especially for a dubbel. Interesting, but unexceptional beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2408) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - OCT 28, 2013
33cL stubby bottle notched as 2009 on the side of the label. Brewed at De Graal. Picked up at Binny’s in Chicago, probably sat on the self this whole time. The beer pours with a medium head and a dark brown body into my Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Sobrehumano tulip. Aroma is very much Dubbel and the age has helped, imo. Sweet black bread with light plum ascents. So Belgian, so dubbel and nicely subdued by the age (btw, no cardboard coming through). Flavor is less aggressive but a more caraway and less sweet (and less plumy) black bread. Very nicely attenuated finish to the beer. Just a nice beer, nicely aged with no sigh of age. Medium-light with an effervescent finish. There are a lot of 12 Percent imports that I do not like so much but I really like this one.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3866) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some caramel and light chocolate from the malts, a little bit of toffee, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance of everything. Average texture. A pretty good dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (4831) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Stubby bottle of 11.2 oz. Nose sweet and very fruity Belgian yeast with a little air and minerality, pours deep dark brown with a rocky tan head. Taste is sweet with lighter complementary bitterness, lots of fruit, some of it of the rotten kind, but that intensely jammy tang is still appreciated. Medium body with a good deal of complexity in its malt-forwardness; no doubt, the tongue knows this is a proper dubbel!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6641) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle @19de Internationale BierHappening, Zottegem. Ambrée/cuivré, léger beige. Arôme malté, caramel, léger houblonné avec ce côté houblonné herbacé, feuilles rappelant le genévrier et qcq agrumes. Palais est malté biscuité léger, caramel sur ce profile légèrement amer, le tout restant très belge de par la levure et dans l’approche d’une brune avec ce penchant caramel et houblon/citronné léger en fin de bouche.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6065) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
(Bottle, Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, raisins, caramel, dark bread, red berries and a hint of liquorice. Malty, fruity, slightly toasted taste with notes of dark bread, caramel, raisins, wort, hints of chocolate and a spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with well balanced sweetness. Complex and quite nice.


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