Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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Reviews by TLove:
District of Columbia
2.85/5 rDev -24.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2
12 oz bottle to pint glass.
This beer got the unfortunate categorization of being placed in the Belgian Dark Ale category. As a brown ale, it is creamy and smoky and pretty good. As a BDA, it is not creamy enough, poorly balanced, and a poor rendition.
There is some cane sugar, dark fruits, and sweet bread in the tastes, but it is mostly dominated by burnt milk chocolate and smoked hops. There is a pungent, sour cherry taste that rounds out the thin body's lack of yeast.
Serving type: bottle
12-26-2009 16:56:31 | More by TLove
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3.68/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours slightly hazy deep ruby brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown bread, brown sugar, light chocolate, light nuttiness, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester notes; with solid strength. Taste of raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, light clove, light chocolate, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes od raisin, plum, pear, apple, caramel, toast, brown sugar, brown bread, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; with a very good malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish as expected of 5%. Overall this is a nice Belgian brown ale. Good balance and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and fruity/earthy yeast ester flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2014 00:47:24 | More by superspak
Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale from Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
85 out of 100 based on 414 ratings.