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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 12/20
Alengrin (2425) - 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 (4147) - 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 (1944) - 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 (557) - 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 (5109) - 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 (2466) - 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 (977) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3463) - Eureka, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
This was was sent to me in a trade, Poured light yellow with a big white head. Light lacing. Nose of light fruit and flowers. Medium body. Lively carbonated mouthfeel. Flavor is lightly bitter with some light fruit. Light bitter finish. Refreshing.
Earlier Rating: 4/29/2012 Total Score: 3.7
The bottle was sent to me by Strykzone in a trade Pours cloudy gold with a good robust foamy white head and good lacing rings. Nose of fruit and yeast with spices. Medium in body with a lively and pleasant mouthfeel. The flavor is full of ripe fruit and the finish is slightly sour. Very tasty and nice to drink..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUN 17, 2012
33cl bottle at De Pikardijn. Appears to be brewed in honour of a local Zottegem folk hero. Rest of the beer is showed as brewed at DeGraal, no idea where this one is brewed. Dorée brumeuse, col blanc épais. Arôme est houblonné avec ce bouquet de levure présentant un côté agréable rappelant presque le miel. Le tout reste dans cette lignée très belge sur note de grains. En bouche, houblonnée léger côté doux-amer. Levure et carbonation moyenne pour un profile grains restant assez sec. Au final, le tout reste très dans la norme, houblon typique en amertume avec une levure rappelant une bière d’abbaye.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 17, 2011
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.

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