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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Belgian Ale
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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)


Lubiere's rating

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (11148) - Ottawa, Ontario, - 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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (9995) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle @ home. Clear yellow to golden color, medium sized white head that lasts for a decent while. Smell and taste some malts, European hops, a hint of yeast, lightly bitter. Typical Belgian blond. Nothing wrong with it, nothing really interesting either. Decent beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PriorL (2775) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 4, 2015
Bottle at home. APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, huge stable white head. NOSE: grains, fruit, florar. TASTE: grains, fruity, florar.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3221) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jkwood04 (4767) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
r464 (2038) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Trappist1 (642) - 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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (6212) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sregnar35 (1023) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hayduke (3767) - 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..


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