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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3504) - 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 (1607) - 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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - MAR 12, 2009
(Bottle from Dr. Burger from Zythos Bierfestival 2009) Goldenbrown beer with a hasty vanishing head. Sour and sweet taste with a bitter afterhint. Overall a nice homebrewed beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2811) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - MAR 12, 2009
Draught @ Zythos 2009. A hazy dark amber colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of caramel, fruits with malts. The taste of caramel malt, sweet with a little bitter. Some spices. The aftertaste is bittersweet.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (29482) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2009
Bottled.A hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma is sweet and acidic with notes of malt and caramel, while the flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel, leading to a dry spicy finish. Thanks yespr for sharing.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy, amber golden with a lively, lacing, off-white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast and roasted malt. Medium body with roasted malt accents, some dried fruit and a little yeast. Subdued bitterness while some diacetyl and alcohol in the finish. 160408

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (13664) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 18, 2008
Bottle at ZBF08. Good malty aroma, slightly sweet. Cloudy brown colour. Small stable bubbly tan head. Some yeast to flavour. Roasted, a little grainy. All in all OK.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10350) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Muddy with huge off white head. Sweet yeasty aroma with fruity notes. Sweet yeasty flavor with toasted malt and ripe fruits. Ends sweet.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (21076) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
Bottle. Clear orange coloured with a huge off white head. Spicy aroma of caramel with notes of fruits. Sweet flavour of caramel, dried fruits and fruits with notes of spices and hops. Spicy and hoppy finish.


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