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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)


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (3614) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 22, 2007
Bottle: Poured a golden yellow with ghost like shapes created from the huge white carbonated head. The aroma is a hoppy metallic. The taste is sweet spices and it changes to a very hoppy finish.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oberabcbbsok (687) - Hoboken, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2007
Had it from draught at beer festival in Zottegem, drunk also the bottle version. A spicy beer with some sour touch.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MiP (13725) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 1, 2007
Bottle, 6.5% from De Proefbrouwerij. Vegetable, urine and cream aroma, not really unpleasant. Hazy golden colour, small white head. High carbonation. Vegetable flavour with some coriander, OK spiciness. Sourish hop finish. Again, not as bad as it sounds.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeinDahlem (1332) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2007
33cL at Delirium. Aroma is a bit sugary with some vanilla notes. Looks clear gold with not much white head. Sweetish beer with a mild kick of hops and a dry finish. Well-made blonde, might even give it another go.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 23, 2007
(Bottled@Delirium Cafe, Brussels) Hazy golden with a smallish head. Honey-sweetish, slightly vegetably aroma with hints of alcohol. Quite acidic, sweetish-malty flavor with some fruitiness and very little hops. Medium-bodied, slightly slicky and foamy palate. Decent, a very basic blonde - not very interesting.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jerre (2713) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Today at the new farm brewery. Light hazy orange-golden beer. Good bitterness like Oravl. Taste bitterness, but not to bitter, hoppy. The people are there, everyone like this beer !

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
JorisPPattyn (8016) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2006
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2007 Original version from Picobrouwerij Alvinne Head gone in seconds; very lightly hazy orange-golden beer. Spicey nose with some hints of citrus and some malts, bubble gum. Grainy taste like from oats, crude bitterness, not heavily, but lacks hoppy aromatics. Finish/retronasal is dull spicey like mustard powder or horseradish, and my co-taster complains of acetic acid. Very titillating MF despite no apparent high carbonation. Yet the beer is dead after a minute or two. Needs some serious work. I do not know what the dull-spicey bitterness causes, but I fear it had better go.


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