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De Hoevebrouwers
Brewed at De Graal

Style: Abbey Dubbel
Zottegem, Belgium

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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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4.2
nuplastikk (6254) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Bottle at Maxs. Chestnut amber-brown color. Nice and creamy, thick head. Doughy sweet brown malt aroma. Very yeasty, thick and smooth. Great mouthfeel, very pleasant to drink. Reminiscent of a good English Nut Brown, but Belgified. Great.

4.2
Bierridder_S (929) - BELGIUM - DEC 29, 2014
23/12/2014 @ home, bottle from Bierhalle Deconinck. Redbrown with creamy white head. Aroma : Malt, caramel. Taste : Malts, hops, caramel. Easy drinkable but complex however.

4.1
Jerre (3378) - Waregem, BELGIUM - DEC 17, 2006
Bottle, 33 cl. Yesterday at the opening of the "farm brewers". This new ’Koekelaring’ version has a Red-brown color, with a big creamy head. Medium body. Taste is little sour, malty, some bitterness. A very good creation.

4.1
mike_77 (6657) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - MAR 26, 2011
Hazy brown colour. Full malty aroma. Intense malt tastewhich slowly develops into a bitter cocoa finish.

4.1
corkyrory66 (1988) - BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2017
Double de 6,5 %, brassée chez de Graal, avec 5 malts. Le brasseur définit cette bière comme une rouge/brune flamande. Houblonnage en east Kent goldings, et hallertau perle. Mon exemplaire était à 4 mois après sa date, et ne s’en portait que mieux. Couleur roux auburn, à la clarté nette. Bulles assez grosses, principalement en fontaine centrale, très vives. Mousse beige moyen, crémeuse, stable à 2 mm. Arômes de malt cara, choco, cassonade, candi, fruits mûrs, dominante de prune. 1ère bouche très souple, à l’entame bien maltée, avec une pointe de muscade. Arrière-bouche sur les fruits mûrs, candi, pointe de pruneau, suivi de porto en toute fin de bouche. 2ème aux belles impressions malt/fruits mûrs. Arrière-bouche manquant un rien de corps, mais longue et belle. 3ème très belle bouche fruits/malts/porto. Arrière-bouche qui se complexifie. Longueur qui touche par moment à la quadruple. Jambes huileuses, longues. Levure fruitée, boisée, belle ligne. Alcool qui progresse sur la longueur, en tenant bien les saveurs sous sa coupe pour l’occasion. Finale très complète. CONCLUSION : une bière qui a certainement bénéficié de son âge. On parlera donc d’un éloge de la vieillesse, ce qui est déjà mieux que de critiquer les vieilles cannes !!! Belle bière, avec laquelle on ne peut bayer aux corneilles (koekeloeren ..)

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wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 17, 2010
Tasted from 11.2oz bottle, this is the De Graal version. Pours slightly cloudy amber with a thick and long-lasting white head. Nose of orange peel, some spices, and light candy malt. Flavors are candy malt, spices, orange, and an enjoyable hops bitterness. The body, carbonation, and finish are all medium. This beer is very well balanced and enjoyable.

3.9
beastiefan2k (3979) - 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 Binny’s 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.

3.8
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - OCT 24, 2010
[email protected] Dark malts and nice dark fruits in the aroma. Brown, beige head, good lace. Surprisingly full and full of flavours, very malty and fruity, lightly spiced, nice bitterness.

3.8
drdisque (838) - Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2013
From 33cl bottle from Binny’s 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.

3.7
rauchbier (3888) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2007
Bottle, 1st De Graal version. Chestnut red, good off white head and moderate condition. Gentle fruity yeast in the nose with a slight figginess, delicate roasted barley and sweet fruity malt in the mouth, gentle sweet malt and roasted barley in the finish.


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