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De Hoevebrouwers Toria

De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
De "Hoevebrouwers", a young brewing couple want to start up a brewery on their farm.

First version from Picobrouwerij Alvinne, subsequent from De Proefbrouwerij, then De Graal.

Water, Mout (pils, tarwe), Hop (East Kent Goldings, Hallertau Mittelfrüh), Gist (T58)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (6482) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Some florals and a little oak. Pours hazy brown with ok head. Light sweet finish. A fair touch of booze. Not bad, but unbalanced on the booze. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (11867) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow to golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste some malts, European hops, a hint of yeast, lightly bitter. Typical Belgian blond. Nothing wrong with it, nothing really interesting either. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2906) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, huge stable white head. NOSE: grains, fruit, florar. TASTE: grains, fruity, florar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3884) - BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Tasted in the original Alvinne version when it was just launched onto the market, in 2008. Creamy, off-white head over a warm ’old gold’ coloured beer; soft malty aroma, peach, pineapple, citrus peel, yeasty and spicy touches; fruity onset, fresh sparkles, refreshing, smooth with sourish accent and mild bitterish finish. Decent example of the ’blond’ Belgian ale style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (5068) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 26, 2014
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours murky golden/brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some pale and caramel malts, and some hints of light fruits and hints of hops. Flavor the same with a decent blend. Average texture. A decent Belgian ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2168) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
Hazy golden color with a thinning whitish head. Yeast, bread, hints of thin malt and a bit of banana. Light, rather forgettable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (646) - Diest, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2014
Yellow white color, hazy with a full white head. Nose:Malts, grainy, yeast, bit spices. Taste: Malts, citrus, coriander, Okey carbonated, bitter sweet, creamy, well balanced, somewhat a bitter finish. Refreshing blond, nice correct beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7259) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 15, 2014
2/I/14 - 33cl bottle from Zottegems Bierfestival @ home - BB: VIII/2015 (2014-10)

Clear blond beer, creamy irregular head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of orange peel, prety spicy, honey, sugary, some coriander, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of coriander, lots of orange peel, some citrus, very spicy, nice bitterness. Aftertaste: pretty hoppy, grassy, fruity notes, little sweet, honey, orange peel. Well done, I say. Don’t know if it was this batch in particular, but I really liked this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
July 2011. Bottle. Tropical fruit and floral aromas. Golden yellow with a white head. Fruity and buttery flavors with light hops on the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Pours dark straw with a massive plateau of a head. Flavor is sharp and sweet, sour and bitter, really tasty.

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