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ít Hofbrouwerijke Hofdraak

Brewed by ít Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Ale
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
kermis (8485) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
Bottle shared. Gusher. Pours very hazy brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of veggies, malt, yeast and caramel. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
deanso (7407) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2015
33cl bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis BAD GUSHER. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Not great.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4642) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Rated on 7-11-2015 (Bottle) The appearance is a huge thick frothy ivory head that mostly diminished, slightly hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation, and spotty lacing. The aroma is yeasty, sweet, fruity, caramel malt, and spicy. The flavor is lightly bitter, fruity, yeasty, spicy, and caramel malt. This beerís mouthfeel is spritzy and moderate carbonation. This beer is medium bodied. Overall, this is a quaffable beer but I have drank/rated better of this style.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
RW80 (1645) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2015
33cl Bottle .(opens with a horrible gusher) Appearance Brown color wih , huge soapy beige head that lasts for a long time. But if yoir having 2/3 foams itís a bit to much Aroma: malts,,caramel,brown and a sour dominant infection. Tast: quite infected, some caramel with odd infected sour tones. Decent body and carbonation. After sips the rest ended up straight to the sewer. Worst beer in months. There is one good point , the new label is much as the one currently shown in the picture over here.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
altonbrownd (4815) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 16, 2015
4/4/2008 11:36:03 PM Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Brown body. Sweet and malty nose. Roasty and malty flavour. Carbonated, a bit spicy. Quite thin and oily. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUL 11, 2015
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy finely sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark brown colored body and a thick foamy lacing. The nice aroma was Anise brown ale and old ale. The mildly vinous mouth feel was tingly at the start and strongly tingly at the finish with a lingering malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of old ale mild caramel mildly vinous and brown malt. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3112) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium beige head. Aroma was sweet & fruity with caramel and chocolate. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, raisins, toffee, coffee and had a touch of dried fruit.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Yves (2710) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - MAY 24, 2015
Alone at home. Brown colored beer with yeast poored in, large rock brown foam and no carbonation visible. Malty chocolate aroma with some hopped hints. Full sparkling palate. Finish is malty chocolate ending bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alengrin (3861) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2015 Re-rating, I had this years ago when it first came onto the market but without any decent notes, I had another bottle of this, which gushed dramatically - literally half of the beer jumped out upon opening. What remained, showed a loose, thin, slightly moussy, pale beige head and a cloudy bronze brown colour. Aroma of cold coffee grounds, roasted chestnuts, dark chocolate, coriander seed, caramel, dead leaves, nutmeg, bakerís yeast, some glueish phenols, red wine vinegar and toast. Dried fruits in the onset, spicy notes both from phenols and from what I can only assume is coriander, caramelly and nutty malt basis with toasted, even somewhat roastedly bitterish edge in the end, yeasty and somewhat ídirtyí, very earthy finish, some tartness from infection which probably caused the gushing too, spicy phenols again and some leafy, peppery hop bitterness. I hate this kind of violent gushing and the result was quite unbalanced, clearly somewhat infected, making it resemble an íoud bruiní by pure chance, but still drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5367) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 17, 2014
11.2 oz bottle, very cool new label. Nose is malty and has definite Belgian yeast, also a touch meaty and with light levels of toast/roast. Some sugary candis and dark stone fruit, darker swaths of caramel/toffee. Pours dark amber-brown with a large and dense rocky beige head. Taste is watered-down Dubbel with a very airy, expansive fizzy body; strong mineral character and light-medium bitterness, but almost no sweetness at all. Very faint tang. Fully attenuated and faintly warming, the fruit and malt characters fade relatively quickly and cede dominance to lasting yeasty character, again very airy and Belgian. OK for slow-going, but not revelatory.

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