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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2464) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3543) - 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)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
diabel (1634) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ober (2813) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ungstrup (30962) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2008
33cl, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to drink, yet complex, balanced, hazy, small head, nice brew

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25072) - 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

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