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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Skinnyviking (6733) - 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 (9954) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Wim (2667) - Weelde, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2009
amber coloured body with a off white head a sweet yeasty spicy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy sweet fruity taste with a fruity bitter finish

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yves (2094) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - OCT 25, 2009
Light brown coloured beer with small whie head and medium carbonation. Yeasty aroma mixed with some hops. Full sparkling palate bit bitter. Finish is roasted ending sweet bit fruity and bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2009
33cl bottle. Enormous beige head atop murky brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some herbal, yeast, light plum. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, nutmeg, herbal, some molasses, light raisin. Light-medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2009
Bottle. Pours a cola brune with a thick yellow 4 finger head. Citrus, chocolate malt, bitter earth y hop character. A bit dry and acrid. Spicy nutty a hint of almond and a sharp carbonation that nips at the tongue.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2205) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
Bottle. Moderate malt notes of milk chocolate and caramel, musty and leather for the yeast, light herbs for the hops, with hints of alcohol and allspice. Head is small, frothy, off-white, with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is hazy brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic. Palate is medium, watery, and has a lively carbonation. A pretty good Abbey Dubbel.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Bottle. Aroma of nuts, pear, some hints of dark fruit, candi sugar, and, um, bacon??? something salty and a bit offensive in any case. Flavor is sweet malty with basic balancing bitterness, less but still some of that odd salty/bacony character, a hint of cocoa in the finish. Actually, despite initial odd impressions, grows on me as floral notes appear, the chocolate notes grow, spicy notes come in, the malt makes its presence felt more in the way of raisin bread. Interesting if given a bit of time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3409) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
First US rating! Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma of yeast, sweet melon, and roasted nuts. Flavor is sweet malt, some roasted malt and roasted nuts. Palate is a little weak, although the beer is rather drinkable. Ok, but not great. 7/4/7/3/14 (3.5/5)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1603) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 17, 2009
At BLES Bierhappening 2008, Zottegem, Belgium
Hazy, amber-brown body. Off-white, creamy head. Aroma of malts, fruit, fenols, ... Moderately bitter, moderately sweet flavour.


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