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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (31178) - 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 (35055) - 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 (3606) - 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 (3586) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2007
From bottle changed from brewery now brewed at Alvinne. Tasted at the beer festival at Vichte. Had it on tap from De Graal, and also on bottle from the Graal. A very noice and spicy beer with flavour od coreander.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thebeertourist (4814) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2007
From bottle@1ste Waregemse Bierhappening. Bronze with a small, stable offwhite head. Fruity and spicy aroma. Flavours are mostly spicy with coriander overtaking fruit, especially towards the finish. Drinkable, but not very memorable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2672) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday at the opening of the "farm brewers". This new ’Koekelaring’ version has a Red-brown color, with a big creamy head. Medium body. Taste is little sour, malty, some bitterness. A very good creation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
schuimkroaat (415) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 8, 2006
Having won the open BLES championship for amateur brewers, this beer was brewed once at the 2000 L scale by De Graal. 33 cl bottle, bottled Sep 05. Murky, chocolate coloured with a chestnut shine. The head is small and creamy and laces well. Aroma: chocolate (malt), earthy (hop), a bit of rubber, a hint of cherries. The taste is malty - with lots of dark malts, bitter - but not hoppy, rather coffee and even burnt chicory; same in the aftertaste. A dense and teasing palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (7908) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 6, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2006 First version brewed at De Graal Fully dark beer; head reduced to very white rim in seconds. Spicey nose with parsley, nutmeg, cinnamon and dark malts. Dark bitterish and roasted malts taste, moccha, and quite some spices, but this time blending in so identification quite difficult. Gingerbread-like, garden herbs. Very well-bodied, good carbonation. Nice, this one, one expects it spicey-sweet, but turning out more bitter & herbal.

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