De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - 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 (25069) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MiP (14562) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KimJohansen (10404) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
joergen (24512) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (37028) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
UPDATED: APR 17, 2008 ZBF2008: From bottle. Pours hazzlenut brown, golden and clear with a completely gone head. Light whiskey malt aroma. Flavour is spiced, light caramel note. Lingering light spiced and yeasty finish.6-3-6-3-13=3.1

33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Light citric and spiced aroma. Flavour is spiced and light malty, caramel and perhaps a mild chocolate note. Light spiced and yeasty finish.6-3-5-3-11=2.9

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - MAR 3, 2008
ZBF 2008: Pours dark amber with a hint of brown and an medium beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and mixed fruits. Wafel batter in the back with some tea, caramel, and toffee. Flavors of brown malt, caramel and yeast. There is a definite grape note that winds its way through the brown malt and alcohol. Long muddled fruit finish with some hot alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fonefan (40503) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2008
Bottle. Light unclear medium to dark amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, bread, dust. Flavor is moderate sweet and light bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. (130208)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rauchbier (3699) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, 1st De Graal version. Chestnut red, good off white head and moderate condition. Gentle fruity yeast in the nose with a slight figginess, delicate roasted barley and sweet fruity malt in the mouth, gentle sweet malt and roasted barley in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4060) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 14, 2007
Bottle: Poured a chocolate brown with an off white color head. Sweet candy fruit and spice aroma. The taste is sweet with dark malt and fruit spice. The finish is dry and sweet.

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