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 14/20
hayduke (4123) - 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 (8124) - 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 (20473) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7744) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 18, 2011
33 cl bottle @ Gastropub Tuulensuu, thanks Hanniku!
Fresh, soapy aroma has lot of citrus and hints of grain. Flavour has loads of citrus and it has some harsh bitterness. A decent and drinkable one, but would not buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5690) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2011
Bottle. Murky gold with a moderate, foamy white head. Aroma is rather grainy and yeasty with soft grassy and floral notes, dried fruit and malt. Taste is also rather grainy with wheat and cereal, malt notes, light grassy hops, dried fruit and light floral notes. Body is medium with a strong, bubbly carbonation. Ends with more grains, cereal, sweet malt, light caramel, dried fruit, dusty yeast, grassy notes and dried flowers.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GandGKevin (932) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2011
Spicy estery aromas. Flavors of citrus, sweet malts and yeast. Finishes clean. Overall a pretty decent blonde.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Koelschtrinker (14127) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 13, 2011
ZBF 2008 Sehr leichter Geruch von Süße und Hefigkeit. Leicht hefiger und bitterer Antrunk, milder werdend, ein leichter Hopfenton bleibt. Eher langweilig und vor allem zu mild. Test vom 4.3.2008, Gebinde: Fass Noten: 10,8,8,8,-,8 - 8,21

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11589) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 8, 2011
A hazed blonde ale with a thick collapsing lacing white head. A smooth creamy honey aroma, with light orange peels, chalky points, very Belgian. In mouth, a smooth sweet candy sugar, with light acidic points, Belgian hops, quite nice and smooth, with somewhat harsh finish. 6.49$ 12 on from Gillies, Rockville, MD on Sept 20 2010, BB 12/10.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wimpie133 (381) - Brugge, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2011
Bottle, 33 cl. Blonde, light orange coloured beer with medium white head. Aroma is malty, hoppy and fruity, light flowers also can be smelled. Taste also is a good combination of malts, hops and a fruity taste overall the beer, finish is malty, light sweet. Although not exceptional, a nice beer anyway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2011
330ml bottle poured into a tulip glass. AROMA: Citrus, floral, lemon grass, sweet candy. APPEARANCE: Golden blond color. Lots of frothy white head. TASTE: Bitter citrus taste, some sweetness, hint of a wit beer taste, and bready. PALATE: Light bodied, creamy texture, finish is bitter and abrupt. OVERALL: A very refreshing beer.

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