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’t Hofbrouwerijke Hofdraak

Brewed by ’t Hofbrouwerijke
Style: Belgian Ale
Beerzel, Belgium


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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
No commercial description

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5142) - 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 (2964) - 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 (2538) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
Dubbel with dark brown colour and malty character with spicy notes (hint of nutmeg), chocolatey malts and lightly roasted bitterness in the end, though sweet in the onset; mild herbal hoppiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
EithCubes (5242) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (10199) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus. Brown color, huge soapy beige head that lasts for a long time. Smell and taste malts, a hint of caramel, some dark malts and brown sugar and towards the end a hint of bitter. Decent body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DutchDrebus (4775) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2014
Bottle @ benzai. Brown colour with a huge beige head. Smells malts, unfresh, some raisins, glue. Tastes malts, raisins, slightly hoppy and slightly roasty. Medium body, medium carbo.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
CharlyBeer (118) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - JUL 20, 2014
Pas de corps, beaucoup de mousse...rien de spécial. L’étiquette est très captivante par contre.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fkoolen (586) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2014 Big beige and very stable head on top of a deep dark-brown beer. Chocolate and coffee/mocha fill the nose and dominate flavourwise, along with some smooth and rounded bitterness, vanilla, nuts. Aftertaste’s a little bit dry. Medium-full bodied, creamy texture, low carbonated. Nice brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Russo (1878) - Hemhofen, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 9, 2014
Brown color with a thin off-white head. Aroma is floral roasted malt and sweet. Flavor of is like aroma with hints of chocolate. Low to medium carbonation and body with a dry finish.

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