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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (8508) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy brown with a small off white head. Aroma of overripe dark fruits, raisins, caramel and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (7434) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 15, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin off white head. Cloudy amber pour. A reasonable dubbel

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11844) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2015
Bottle @ home. Slightly unclear red to red-brown color, small off-white head. Smell and taste malts, sweetness, brown malts, some dark candy sugar and a distant hop bitter in the background. Ok body, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear brown beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: caramel, malts, sweet. TASTE: caramel, malts, sweet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bierridder_S (468) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
23/12/2014 @ home, bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Redbrown with creamy white head. Aroma : Malt, caramel. Taste : Malts, hops, caramel. Easy drinkable but complex however.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3884) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
mikske79 (1353) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 10, 2014
Dit bier heeft een heel uitgesproken smaak, maar spijtig genoeg was het mijn ding niet

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (7253) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (699) - 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.

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