De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Zottegem, Belgium


on tap


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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft at Jacs. Creamy, thick, unfiltered golden yellow. Big foamy white head, lots of lace. Creamy and light, quite drinkable. Sort of like a good yeasty Wit with a quality hop addition. Soapy, dry and bitter. Somewhat Saisonish as well. Hoppy, crisp and refreshing. Thick cream soda like yeast notes with orange peel and grass tones. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Pours cloudy straw with huge white, champagne-like head. No lacing. Sweet aroma. Melons. Sweet taste with a bitterness mixed in that is not really that strong. Effervescent, highly carbonated seems to thin it out a bit. But it is a nice blonde.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2011
11.2 oz bottle. It pours a clear, light pineapple/gold/orange color with a foamy bright white head. The head recedes with some very nice lacing. A very nice but different looking Tripel. The smell is subtle and mild, but nice. It has a lot of spiciness to it with some mild bready grains, caramel, candi sugar, and fruit. The flavor is interesting for a tripel, for sure one of the more bitter ones that I have come across. It is a blunt bitterness, but interesting nonetheless. Along with the bitterness is some light citrus and corriander. It is airy, light and drinkable, a very solid tripel. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 02-02-2011 00:40:07

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Cloudy orange with a fluffy white head. Yeast sediment. An aroma that is pretty much the Belgian standard. Yeast and sweet fruit. Flavor begins dry with bitter hops that fizzle out quickly. The flavor does not follow the standard formula with the hops. They are European and, while not big, do offer spiciness and add plenty of character. There is also more typical fruit, candi sugar, and yeast. Those hops make this a fun beer to try.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (23707) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
Bottled@Monks Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Golden colour, slightly hazy colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is yeasty, bready and caramelly along with some slight spices as well. Flavour is yeasty, mildly fruity and spicy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2011
really light gold. Thin small bubbled white head. Very husky, wheat, bright hop blasts, very fresh, dry finish. Very lingering light bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2011
A nice hoppy pale Belgian here. Draft at Max’s. Very pale clear pour with a white head. Grassy hop aroma with notes of cereal and crackers. Lightly sweet cereal flavor. Very hoppy bitter finish. Some yeast notes. Very easy to drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Very floral nose, some sweet honey malts, light lemon and peppery yeast. Taste is fairly dry, moderately bitter, super hoppy, tons of flowers, light honey and cracker malts. Awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (21894) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2010 Bottled at Monk’s Porterhouse, Stockholm. Hazy golden, firm rocky head. Aroma of lemon, buckwheat and grain. Dryish and slim bodied with dense rounded mouthfeel. Contrated, juicy flavour of lime and hay. Grainy with mild spicy bitterness. An elegant, relaxed and pleasant Belgian ale with good drinkability

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Frank (3601) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2010
A big rocky head sits on this hazy straw golden brew. It’s nose is floral w/ a slight mineral note, rather mild overall. This is a drinkable blond w/ light body and very vigorous carbonation that overshadows somewhat what’s going flavor-wise, which is a shame because this is a nice tasting beer. Cloves and juicy banana flavors are complimented by a firm bitterness in the finish. This isn’t a bad beer. In fact, I think it’s one that could be great w/ a few minor changes, esp. as far the carbonation goes.

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