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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5242) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (7801) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (6926) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (983) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2011
Hmm... a little odd to name a beer after a local cookie when the beer has nothing to do with such a cookie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (3942) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2011
Hazy brown colour. Full malty aroma. Intense malt tastewhich slowly develops into a bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (22638) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottled@Monks Café Porterhouse, Stockholm. Deep amber colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, toffee and some mild yeastyness. Flavour is very similar with a slight bittery and spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6449) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle and served in tulip: Dirty mucky brown with a small but lasting creamy off-white head which left okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, cookie dough, pils malts, marzipan, powdered sugar, oxidized hops, and hint of peaty iodine esters. Almost Scotch Ale (or at least Wee Heavy) like more than an Abbey Double or "Belgian Brown Ale". The taste is malt driven, earthy, medicinal, chalky, ashy, and dark fruit overtones. A slight old hop, Saison like bitterness towards the finish. The mouth feel is very soapy and chalky. Meh, pass on this one, the rich complex nose can not save the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 5, 2011
Bottle sampled at Monks Porterhouse, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear brownish amber colour with a rich lively white foam. Toasted malts and raisins in the aroma with rounded hop notes of wet grass and currant-leaves. Medium-bodied with notes of caramel, hay, raisins, currant-leaves, soil, sultan raisins and mild almond-paste. Rounded mouthfeel. Medium-bitter finish of hay-like and grassy hops with rounded undertones of caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (21286) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2010
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2011 Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Hazy dark amber, rich head. Sweet and fruity with above medium body and rounded, somewhat spritzy mouthfeel. Slight caramel, plenty of black currant, citric finish with spicy bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnnyMummbles (151) - Pitman, New Jersey, USA - DEC 9, 2010
Poured from a 330ml bottle a dark burnt orange color. Head is very fluffy and large at first and leaves a great lacing around the glass as it deminishes. Plenty of sediment present when holding up to a light. Aroma is of bread, yeast, dark fruits and caramel. Flavor is of caramel, vanilla, and toasted malt...very nice with a pleasent finish.

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