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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 30, 2010
Deep brown pour. The nose is a bit sweet and toasty with an odd sweet maltiness. Not really spicy but there is an earthy toastiness. Lingering sweetness but also a touch of astringency.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (2577) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Tasted from 11.2oz bottle, this is the De Graal version. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a thick and long-lasting white head. Nose of orange peel, some spices, and light candy malt. Flavors are candy malt, spices, orange, and an enjoyable hops bitterness. The body, carbonation, and finish are all medium. This beer is very well balanced and enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nuplastikk (5612) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at Maxs. Chestnut amber-brown color. Nice and creamy, thick head. Doughy sweet brown malt aroma. Very yeasty, thick and smooth. Great mouthfeel, very pleasant to drink. Reminiscent of a good English Nut Brown, but Belgified. Great.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (13273) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Light bodied brown ale with off-white head. Caramel chocolate nose. Taste is light chocolate malt.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 19, 2010
341 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy dark brown with a moderate-large tan head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. There are a few light colored floaties collected near the bottom of the glass. Pleasant aroma of malt with some light sour notes in the nose. Just a hint of lemon present as well. There is no sign of the the sourness or lemon in the flavor, which is straightforward malt and caramel with some caramel slickness. Hardly any bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 11, 2010
Brown coloured beer with some little carbonation and a short off-white head. Light yeasty malty aroma with a short roasted hint. Medium to full sweet palate. Finish is sweet bitter light roasted malty touched. Medium abbey ale.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
puzzl (3257) - New York, New York, USA - APR 9, 2010
Bottle. Toasted almond, browned butter, a touch of sugar, maybe even peat, with some radish notes. Quite vegetal in flavor, mild white sugar, pale malt, kind of cooked. Very disappointing.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (11943) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown color. Butter, malt and toffee in the aroma. Malty sweet, caramelly flavor. Low on carbon. Hints of licorice. Almost full bodied. Laurel. Pleasant brew.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (8555) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. High creamy and lasting off-white head leaving nice long lacings. Hazy dark brown body. Cocoa caramel hops aroma. Heavily carbonated malty caramel flavor with a good hops bitterness. Long bittersweet aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
imdownthepub (12688) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2010
Bottle Conditioned, 330ml from Hopduvel Warehouse, Ghent. Chestnut with big white head. A little more subtle than many Dubbels, there is a smoothly sweet darker roast malt with a pleasant fruitiness and just a hint of spiciness, some light hops and just a vague presence of alcohol. Some caramelisation of the sugars giving a toffee note. Likeable.


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