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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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)


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6797) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
Bottle. Straw colored beer with a huge cream colored head. Summer fruit and yeast aroma with light spice and light earth. Yeast and spice flavor with malt. Medium bodied. Spice and yeast lingers with malt.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - MAY 23, 2010
330 ml bottle a light yellow colored beer with a white head aroma malts sweetness and spices taste malts spices and sweetness

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - MAY 8, 2010
Hoevebrouwers Toria Sampled on 5/7/2010. This Belgian ale pours a hazy orange gold color from a 33cl bottle. Medium to large sized white rocky foamy head, with excellent retention and nice lacing. The aroma is fruity, citrusy, and slightly spicy. A medium bodied Belgian Ale. The malts are fruity and sweet, touch of citrus. Nice carbonation. A touch of tartness sneaks in there every once in a while. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and dry. Aftertaste is slightly sweet with a touch of tartness.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2010
Golden blond coloured beer with some average carbonation and a short white head. Light herby malty hinted aroma with a full palate. FInish is bitter, light malty touched. Normal Belgian ale but nod bad.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 25, 2010
11.2 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold that unfortunately looks exactly like urine with a thin-moderate white head that lasted through three-quarters of the glass and left partial lace. The aroma is somewhat sour with some yeast in the nose as well. The flavor is mild malt with some sourness, lightly spiced yeast, and grassy hops. Light-medium bodied. At $4.50/bottle, not something I’d look to revisit.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 15, 2010
Bottle made by Proef in Lochristi. Blonde. Floral and citric hops, yeasty notes and dust in the aroma. Yeasty soft hopbitter flavor with citrus. Yeasty aftertaste with vanilla.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2010
33cl bottle, BBE 12/10. Small white head atop hazy lemon yellow body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw/herbal, lemon, some yeast, biscuit. Taste is medium sweet, lemon, hay, some yeast, biscuit, light cream. Effervescent light-medium body, some creaminess.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fin (7278) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2010
On tap at Zythos Beer Festival 6th March 2010 Pours hazy light gold with a white head. There is a big lemon thrust to this that eventually softens and then I get some soft summer fruits, backed up by a pushy sweetness, refreshing and pleasant beer. A6 A3 F7 P3 Ov13 3.2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Skinnyviking (6793) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2010
Bottle. Low but lastin white fluffy head. Clear golden body. Weak sweet mild malty appe pear aroma and flavor with a fair hops bitterness and a light spicyness. Low carbonation, long aftertaste.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2010
Bottle shared by nuplastikk at the 2010 Max’s Belgian fest: Pours a transparent bright pale golden with a pillowy froth of white head. Aroma of soft grassy hops and pale malts with some biscuity yeast and floral character. Starts with average fullness and some light pale malty sweetness with a touch of biscuity malts and earthy floral hop bitterness. Pretty smooth and drinkable.


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