Tilburg's Dutch Brown Ale - Bierbrouwerij De Koningshoeven B.V.
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4.03/5 rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Beautiful deep, dark, shimmering crimson hued beer topped with a slightly off-white thick head and retreating lacing and stick.
Big candied grape lollipop-like and soft chocolate/toffee Tootsie roll-like aroma ... hey a Tootsie Roll Pop! - quite sugary overall. Crazy, but very appealing.
Smooth and very creamy on the palate, with a foaming feel. Malt sweetness is moderate, but pronounced with a light sugary character, beery and grape flavors and a slight toasty and toffee flavor smooth around with suggestions of nugget. Cocoa in the back. Some breadiness in the grain, hint of sourness soaks into a low hop character and bitterness. Finish goes dry, powdery, and more-ish.
A very nice drink. The play on sugar is almost overwhelming, but the results make it quite unique, interesting and appealing in a non-beer way ... if that makes any sense.
Serving type: bottle
05-23-2005 12:55:39 | More by Todd
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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.
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