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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 63   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (10606) - 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 (2784) - 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 (300) - 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 (3368) - 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 (1312) - 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 (6464) - 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 (655) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (2861) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4808) - 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.

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