De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium


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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Brewed for and by members of Zythos branch BLES. Filtered, non-pasteurised, bottle-conditioned. Named after a Zottegems regional cookie. De "Hoevebrouwers", a young brewing couple want to start up a brewery on their farm. 1 version at De Graal, 2 at Alvinne, 3 again at De Graal

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque (819) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
From 33cl bottle from Binnys poured in a tulip. Minimal head and lacing cloudy nut brown appearance. Aroma is truly delightful. Spicy and fruity, notes of hazelnut and raisin. Flavor is less spicy and herbal than I expected. Almost a bit dour. Grainy bock-like finish. Very slight bitterness. Thin mouthfeel, especially for a dubbel. Interesting, but unexceptional beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3830) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2013
33cL stubby bottle notched as 2009 on the side of the label. Brewed at De Graal. Picked up at Binnys in Chicago, probably sat on the self this whole time. The beer pours with a medium head and a dark brown body into my Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Sobrehumano tulip. Aroma is very much Dubbel and the age has helped, imo. Sweet black bread with light plum ascents. So Belgian, so dubbel and nicely subdued by the age (btw, no cardboard coming through). Flavor is less aggressive but a more caraway and less sweet (and less plumy) black bread. Very nicely attenuated finish to the beer. Just a nice beer, nicely aged with no sigh of age. Medium-light with an effervescent finish. There are a lot of 12 Percent imports that I do not like so much but I really like this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (5404) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2013
11.2oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some caramel and light chocolate from the malts, a little bit of toffee, and some light hops. Flavor the same with a nice balance of everything. Average texture. A pretty good dubbel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EithCubes (5772) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2013
Stubby bottle of 11.2 oz. Nose sweet and very fruity Belgian yeast with a little air and minerality, pours deep dark brown with a rocky tan head. Taste is sweet with lighter complementary bitterness, lots of fruit, some of it of the rotten kind, but that intensely jammy tang is still appreciated. Medium body with a good deal of complexity in its malt-forwardness; no doubt, the tongue knows this is a proper dubbel!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sebletitje (9912) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle @19de Internationale BierHappening, Zottegem. Ambre/cuivr, lger beige. Arme malt, caramel, lger houblonn avec ce ct houblonn herbac, feuilles rappelant le genvrier et qcq agrumes. Palais est malt biscuit lger, caramel sur ce profile lgrement amer, le tout restant trs belge de par la levure et dans lapproche dune brune avec ce penchant caramel et houblon/citronn lger en fin de bouche.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (8358) - Hsselby, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2011
(Bottle, Monks Caf Wallingatan, Stockholm) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, raisins, caramel, dark bread, red berries and a hint of liquorice. Malty, fruity, slightly toasted taste with notes of dark bread, caramel, raisins, wort, hints of chocolate and a spicy bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with well balanced sweetness. Complex and quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
txspartan (1053) - Berchem, BELGIUM - APR 3, 2011
Hmm... a little odd to name a beer after a local cookie when the beer has nothing to do with such a cookie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mike_77 (6264) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2011
Hazy brown colour. Full malty aroma. Intense malt tastewhich slowly develops into a bitter cocoa finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (26415) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2011
[email protected] Caf Porterhouse, Stockholm. Deep amber colour with a beige creamy head. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, toffee and some mild yeastyness. Flavour is very similar with a slight bittery and spicy aftertaste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2011
Bottle and served in tulip: Dirty mucky brown with a small but lasting creamy off-white head which left okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, cookie dough, pils malts, marzipan, powdered sugar, oxidized hops, and hint of peaty iodine esters. Almost Scotch Ale (or at least Wee Heavy) like more than an Abbey Double or "Belgian Brown Ale". The taste is malt driven, earthy, medicinal, chalky, ashy, and dark fruit overtones. A slight old hop, Saison like bitterness towards the finish. The mouth feel is very soapy and chalky. Meh, pass on this one, the rich complex nose can not save the palate.

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